One of the most famous stone sculptures is the Sphinx in Egypt. This incredible work combines the body of a lion with the head of a man. It has stood in the blazing desert for at least 4,000 years. While wind and sand have blasted it, this amazing sculpture has withstood the test of time. Many other materials might have become unrecognizable, but the Sphinx is still distinctive. While considered small when compared to the great pyramids in the area, it is the largest monolith sculpture of its kind in the world. The identity of the artist who designed this fascinating work of art has been lost, but this person’s vision is still admired today.