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Sphinx and Babele

The Bucegi Plateau is mostly known for one of the most impressive natural monuments in Romania, the Sphinx. The name was chosen because of its shape that resembles the human face, the shape resulting from erosion produced by wind over a long period of time.

However, scientific evidence is contradicted by some theories that claim that the monument is proof of a much more advanced civilization that would have created the Sphinx, or that it was built by the Dacians as a tribute to Zalmoxis, a deity present in their culture. Regardless which theory is true, the Sphinx indeed has certain peculiarities that differentiate it from any other rock formation of this type.

The origin of the Sphinx’s name is due to its resemblance to a human head, more precisely to the Egyptian Sphinx, and is located in the Bucegi Mountains at an altitude of 2,216 m). Formed from a large block of stone, which has taken the shapewe know today, the Bucegi Sphinx measures 8 meters in height and 12 meters in width.

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