Here’s Definitive Proof The Photos Of The Sphinx Covered In Snow Are Fake

Images circulating on social media Friday of a snow covered Sphinx are in fact of a miniature model at Tobu World Square theme park in Japan.

1. These two images of a snow covered Sphinx were widely shared on social media Friday.

2. The images appeared after Cairo saw its first snowstorm in many years:

3. However, the photos are actually of a miniature model featured at the Tobu World Square theme park in Japan:

4. The theme park has several replica models, including Narita Airport, the Egyptian pyramids and Versailles:

7. Tobu World Square - Sphinx Exhibit Information:

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