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The Dream Stele of the Great Sphinx of Egypt

The Dream Stele sits between the paws of the Great Sphinx of Giza and tells the story of the young 18th Dynasty Prince, Tuthmosis, who falls asleep near the ancient monument.

He dreams that the Sphinx, aka the god Ra-Horemakhet, promises him the throne of Egypt in return for Tuthmosis clearing away the sand from around it.

Tuthmosis did as he was instructed and went on to become the pharaoh Tuthmosis IV.

In gratitude he promoted Re–Horemakhet above Amun–Re, dedicated a temple to Horemakhet and placed the stele between the paws of the Sphinx to record the tale.

These are the words of the Dream Stele.

All images are taken from Google Images for educational purposes only.

Background music: "Sands of Mystery" Trey VanZandt (

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