It’s the age of information, and we often face new facts that replace our previous views, be it a scientific discovery or an invention.
1. Napoleon and the Sphinx’s nose
The Great Sphinx in Giza is known for its lack of a nose. As legend has it, Napoleon’s army destroyed this body part during a battle with the Turks in 1798. However, Danish traveler Frederic Norden’s notes, in which he portrayed the statue without a nose in 1737, disprove the Napoleon story.