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shaped by the action of time
What: a big granite boulder smoothed by weathering
Locality: Baccu Eraneddu
The Sphinx is an enormous granite boulder shaped by the action of time, which has transformed the rock into a monumental natural work of art.
The sphinx is 15 m high and 4 m wide.
The big rock has a deep crack along its length, which seems to bring the stone to life; it thus and becomes a symbolic monument to the power and poetry of nature.
In the lower part there are furrows, hollows and other small formations, due to the disintegration of the granite.
The Sphinx is located in the Castiadas State Forest, and it overlooks a big holm-oak and cork-oak forest.