The Sphinx is often depicted as situated directly in front of the Pyramid of Khafre (or Chephren), which thus frames the monument. This photograph gives a better idea of the actual distance of about 500 metres.
The Sphinx, Egypt, black-and-white photograph, unknown photographer, ca. 1900; source: Library of Congress, Carpenter Collection, ca. 1880–1925; reproduction number: LC-USZ61-797, public domain.