Beijing : The Chinese replica of the iconic Giza Sphinx has angered Egypt, that has now taken the issue to the Unesco and have demanded that the Chinese authorities bring the imitation down. The construction of the 60-metre-long and 20-metre-tall replica was finished in April on the outskirts of Shinjiazhuang, the provincial capital of Hebei. The imitation is just a bit smaller than the original 73mX21m statue at the foot of Giza’s Pyramid. The Chinese Sphinx has irked the Egypt to the limit that the north African nation’s Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim threatened to complain to Irina Bokova, the director general of the Unesco, last week.

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