This photograph of the Sphinx in Giza, Cairo, has gone viral, after Egypt's biggest snow storm in more than 100 years hit the country. There is one problem to it though – it wasn't taken in Egypt.
This tweet below, for instance, has been retweeted almost 7,000 times and favourited more than 4,000 times:
Egypt's first snow in 100+ years covers the Sphinx. Think about it: this is likely the FIRST picture of this EVER! pic.twitter.com/3B7JJ3lWwJ
— Mind Blowing (@MindBlowing) December 14, 2013
Egyptian Mona Eltahawy spills the beans:
— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) December 14, 2013
And Mother Jones agrees that the photograph is indeed fake.
The fiasco following the fake Sphinx photograph has left the Twittersphere suspicious of snow pictures from Egypt.
This Planet Earth photograph is put to the test:
— Planet Earth (@planetepics) December 15, 2013
— ZOMG Michael (@nowever) December 15, 2013
Still in Egypt, US journalist Nicholas Kristof feels sorry for this Egyptian camel:
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) December 13, 2013
No word yet if the camel is real or not – or if this picture was even taken in Egypt.