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The legend of the sphinxes

Pharaoh Amenhotep III (1388-1353 BC) left a bad name in Egypt. He created a terrible witchcraft cult in this country. Amenhotep carried out his terrible rituals in the catacombs of Thebes, and in the vicinity of this city began mummies attacks on people, which continued after the death of the pharaoh until the middle of the XX century.

To popularize his cult, Amenhotep drew witchcraft spells on the pedestals of stone sphinxes located in Thebes. It was these two sphinxes that were transported to St. Petersburg in 1833 and installed on the Neva River in front of the Academy of Arts (the fashion for Egyptian architectural jewelry appeared in Europe after Napoleon Bonaparte's campaign to Egypt, and then came to Russia). It is to this gloomy place since then that he has been nailing drowned people from all over the Neva upstream. There is a belief that if you look the sphinx in the eye, you can lose your mind.

Pharaoh Amenhotep III (1388-1353 BC) left a bad name in Egypt. He created a terrible witchcraft cult in this country. Amenhotep carried out his terrible rituals in the catacombs of Thebes, and in the vicinity of this city began mummies attacks on people, which continued after the death of the pharaoh until the middle of the XX century.

To popularize his cult, Amenhotep drew witchcraft spells on the pedestals of stone sphinxes located in Thebes. It was these two sphinxes that were transported to St. Petersburg in 1833 and installed on the Neva River in front of the Academy of Arts (the fashion for Egyptian architectural jewelry appeared in Europe after Napoleon Bonaparte's campaign to Egypt, and then came to Russia). It is to this gloomy place since then that he has been nailing drowned people from all over the Neva upstream. There is a belief that if you look the sphinx in the eye, you can lose your mind.

Pharaoh Amenhotep III (1388-1353 BC) left a bad name in Egypt. He created a terrible witchcraft cult in this country. Amenhotep carried out his terrible rituals in the catacombs of Thebes, and in the vicinity of this city began mummies attacks on people, which continued after the death of the pharaoh until the middle of the XX century.

To popularize his cult, Amenhotep drew witchcraft spells on the pedestals of stone sphinxes located in Thebes. It was these two sphinxes that were transported to St. Petersburg in 1833 and installed on the Neva River in front of the Academy of Arts (the fashion for Egyptian architectural jewelry appeared in Europe after Napoleon Bonaparte's campaign to Egypt, and then came to Russia). It is to this gloomy place since then that he has been nailing drowned people from all over the Neva upstream. There is a belief that if you look the sphinx in the eye, you can lose your mind.

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3, Universitetskaya Embankment

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