Did Egypt’s Sphinx really close its eyes?

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Pictures of the statue of the Great Sphinx of Giza with its eyes closed that had recently gone viral have sparked a debate on social media. After the pictures circulated online, some social media users adopted the theory that the pictures were real, indicating a sign of the end of the world. In contrast, others, who believed the whole subject was nothing but a fiasco, used the photos to create funny memes that satirised the deteriorating social and economic situation in Egypt. Prominent archaeologist Bassam El-Shamaa tends to believe that “the pictures were doctored.” “If you look at the circu…

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