Sphinx

This is from a multicoloured definitive 1888-1906 series which featured an intact Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Khufu. Three out of the seven colours (including this brown one) were issued prior to 1889.  
A guard keeping us tourists in line during a visit to the Great Pyramid in 2011. 
Thank you Mik2005 World Heritage stamps of Memphis and Thebes. 

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