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NATURE IN SARDINIA>NATURAL MONUMENTS>THE SPHINX
 

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THE SPHINX
shaped by the action of time

What: a big granite boulder smoothed by weathering
Province: Cagliari
Subregion: Sarrabus
Municipality: Sinnai-Muravera
Locality: Baccu Eraneddu

Description
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.

 

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