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This description is wrong. Presumably, according to the archaeologists, the lion head existed, but it doesn’t anymore. The staircase goes between two carved lion paws, but that’s all. And I wouldn’t call it an easy climb; between the heat, bees, the roughly carved steps and apparently the crowds (I was there on a hartal day, so we were the only ones), it’s not a walk in the park. It’s beautiful, but not as described in the article.