Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sphinx covered by snow? BUSTED!

One of the recent effects warming, is that at December 13, 2013, Cairo, the Egyptian capital city has seen snowfall for the first time in 112 years.

But what makes it more interesting is the following impressive and rare picture:

Many sites reproduced this image, which shows Sphinx being covered by snow. Some people said the picture is fake.
Well, the picture is real. But it is not exactly how news sites presented it.

This is Sphinx. Covered by snow.

But it's not the one located in Egypt. This is a miniature Sphinx, located in Tobu World Square in Japan, a theme park that contains over a hundred 1:25 scale models of famous buildings, including UNESCO-designated World Cultural and Heritage Sites, complete with 140,000 miniature people.

Some of the miniature sites in Tobu World Square:

Miniature Sphinx without snow

Miniature Parthenon

Miniature Statue of Liberty

Miniature White House

It was a good effort of some news sites to present Sphinx covered by snow with showing a miniature copy Sphinx just to get some more visits at their sites but they forgot that at some cases, size does matter.

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