E’ known that the Sphinx Egyptian is free of nose and it is fairly widespread belief that this is due to a cannon ball fired by Napoleonic soldiers the late eighteenth century.
Except that this is not possible and the proof is in drawings that the Danish explorer Frederick Lewis Norden he executed in 1735, where the splendid monument already appears mutilated, am fine, then, Napoleon's arrival in Egypt, from 1798.
Who is it then must scarring?
In reality, despite various theories, in this regard there is still no certainty.
However, many scholars believe that it actually dates back to Middle Ages, more or less to the period between the eighth and tenth centuries, when Muslims, dall'idolo blasphemy irritated that the Sphinx represented in their eyes, They cut off the nose (Photo gives: flickr.com).