Sphinx Covered in Snow Photo is a Fake

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
December 14, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A photo being circulated around Twitter and Facebook showing the Sphinx covered in snow is not real.

The photo was taken in Japan’s Tobu World Square, where a smaller Sphinx replica is located.

This week, Egypt was hit by a rare snowstorm, but the Sphinx apparently wasn’t hit. Cairo experienced its first snowstorm in years.

The Tobu World Park has a number of replicas, including the Sphinx, Pyramids, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Versailles.

“ To hand down the precious world heritages for mankind to future generations, we constructed the exquisite reproductions to 1/25th of the original sizes of 102 historic relics and architectures in the premises, which are presently exhibited in the Park,” reads the park’s website.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.