As hard as it may be to believe, sacred and religious sculptures, still an integral part of many faiths, were first developed by the Ancient Egyptians. All those centuries ago, the Egyptians crafted modestly-sized religious sculptures that were placed in tombs. They also constructed the sphinxes, sacred sculptures that were absolutely massive. Since that time, many sculptures to honor gods and biblical events have been crafted throughout the ages. Sacred sculptures can be found in many Christian churches, with the Virgin Mary, Jesus, angels, and saints being common and familiar subjects. Many religious sculptures also depict important biblical events like the birth of Christ and the Crucifixion. Other religions, such as Buddhism and Hinduism, use sculpture as a way to pay respect to their gods. Outside of places of worship, sacred and religious sculptures can often be found in graveyards, where they serve to provide comfort and solace to the faithful. At one time, almost all sculptures were religious in nature. As the Church's power over society lessened, sculptors were free to develop works depicting a wider range of subjects. Sacred sculptures are still very important to devout members of society, however, and Stromberg is pleased to offer religious sculptures that are suitable for people of all faiths.