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The Sphinx of Giza is one of the largest and most recognisable statues in the world. Standing 20 metres high and 72 metres long, the half-man, half-lion colossus of stone was sculpted 4,500 years ago but was almost lost beneath the desert sands of Egypt.
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|The words of Shakespeare7|
Shakespeare is undoubtedly the most famous wordsmith in the world. His work to this day reaches every corner of the globe and his plays are never out of production. He had a heroic command of the language and our modern tongue is lavishly dappled with words and phrases that are traced directly back to the Bard's pen. Here are seven popular Shakespeare phrases.
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