Napoleon was riding his horse in the desert, squinting at the harsh sandy landscape that is Egypt, after the victory of The Battle of The Pyramids. He kept bad mouthing the architectural might of the ancient Egyptians, and partly wanting to observe the so talked about Pyramids, to show everyone how mighty the French were, and to destroy them allowing him to gloat that he was the demolisher of the Pyramids. “Follow me, mes troupes, let us see what the Egyptians have built, nothing is greater than France!”. He went with a battalion of his troops to visit the Pyramids of Giza.
On arriving and seeing their size and height, he was terrified. Even his largest cannons were unable to do more than dent these stone behemoths. He glimpsed with the corner of his eye a small lion-man hybrid made of stone that was much smaller than the towers in front of him. He quickly galloped towards it with his horse. “Look mes amis! What feeble building is this ?! We, the French can and will conquer Egypte! Artillerie, shoot the nose, but keep it intact to show the French’s strength and mercy.”. Some of his soldiers wanted to point out that this was one of the smallest monuments here and were dumbfounded why he would shoot the small building, but kept quiet fearing the short man’s rage. The others hurrah-ed as the Sphinx’s nose came crumbling down.