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There could have been two sphinxes, argues one researcher
Daily Star News ^ | August 28, 2007 | Ahmed Maged

Posted on 08/29/2007 12:34:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Egyptologist Bassam El Shammaa believes that the famed half-lion, half-man statue was an Egyptian deity that was erected next to another sphinx, which has since vanished without a trace. This contradicts what many have believed for centuries -- that a single colossal statue functioned as a guard to the Pyramids. The idea of two sphinxes is more in line with ancient Egyptian beliefs, which were mainly based on duality, the researcher said. He cited Ancient Egyptian records and mythology saying that lightening had destroyed part of the Sphinx. This may have been a reference to the second sphinx which was eliminated after a curse by the chief Egyptian deity... El Shammaa pointed out that the Dream Stela carved by Thutmosis IV clearly depicted two sphinxes. The inventory Stela exhibited at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo did the same. The display showed that King Cheops -- builder of the Great Pyramid -- had undertaken the task of restoring the damage to the Sphinx's neck caused by lightening. "Examination of the Sphinx revealed that damage in its neck, matching the measurements mentioned in the inventory Stela, had been restored. But we also discover that, besides the Sphinx's neck, the lightening destroyed a sycamore tree as well as an object between the tree and the Sphinx whose remains have settled behind the Valley Temple.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailystaregypt.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: egypt; giza; godsgravesglyphs; sphinx
The same guy was plugging this idea around 1998; I have a file from November that year, and did a search just now to turn up this link -- one that doesn't yield Wayback Machine results, so I'd guess (based on the folder where I stored it) that the saved text came from transcripts of some fringe conference. I also found this:
A Second Sphinx At Giza?
James Gregory
NewHeavenNewEarth
(based on A. Robert Smith
Venture Inward
July-Aug/97)
Egyptologist Mohammed Nazmi caused an uproar in London recently with the publication of his study that theorized the existence of second hidden sphinx near the Giza Plateau. Nazmi claimed that, "according to the ancient Egyptian religion, which was linked to the Sun, there should have been two sphinxes -- the first to worship the sunrise and the second for the sunset."

1 posted on 08/29/2007 12:34:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv
There could have been two but the remaining one ain’t talking.
2 posted on 08/29/2007 12:36:20 PM PDT by dblshot
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Straight nutjob topic, for the heading "Oh So Mysteriouso". The Inventory Stele info is correct AFAIK, but there's nothing on the ground to show a multiple great sphinx; there's no place for it in the enclosure; there's no known second enclosure; and there are known multiple images of various rulers, which by Shammaa's standard of logic should mean that all pharaohs had identical twins (or triplets).

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3 posted on 08/29/2007 12:38:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Wednesday, August 29, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
Reminds me of the Monty Python routine in which John Cleese proposed building a bridge between the two peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

There was just one flaw ...

4 posted on 08/29/2007 12:39:03 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agammemnon dead.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

;’)


5 posted on 08/29/2007 12:39:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Wednesday, August 29, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: dblshot

Must have been a friend of the Clintons.


6 posted on 08/29/2007 12:40:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Wednesday, August 29, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

The other one was taken back by the space aliens who built the pyramids.


7 posted on 08/29/2007 12:41:33 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: SunkenCiv
At the same time the Sphinx' head, as seen from the rear, looks remarkably like a mushroom ~ an amanita muscaria to be specific.

The rest of the device (the Sphinx as we know it) was created as limestone was removed from the immediate area to be placed in one or more of the pyramids.

No doubt some happy camper knew about the earlier significance of the Sphinx when it was but a wee fruiting body~!

8 posted on 08/29/2007 12:43:03 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SunkenCiv

Indivisisable sphinxes?


9 posted on 08/29/2007 12:43:25 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Expose yourself to new people, but make sure none of them are undercover cops.)
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To: SunkenCiv
I wonder if this guy is into conspiracy theories?
10 posted on 08/29/2007 1:12:00 PM PDT by colorado tanker (I'm unmoderated - just ask Bill O'Reilly)
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To: SunkenCiv

The duality reminds one of the Ying & the Yang, God & the Devil, Good & evil, and Republicans & Democrats. (Order of citation on purpose. LOL)


11 posted on 08/29/2007 1:20:25 PM PDT by Mumbles (Because we disagree doesn't make you or me right. Treat each other with respect.)
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To: Monkey Face
Indivisisable sphinxes?

:Banging head on desk:

12 posted on 08/29/2007 1:24:28 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Expose yourself to new people, but make sure none of them are undercover cops.)
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To: SunkenCiv
What's this I hear about having TWO sphincters!


13 posted on 08/29/2007 2:07:29 PM PDT by TexGuy
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To: SunkenCiv

Two can keep a secret... If the other one is dead.


14 posted on 08/29/2007 2:48:41 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: TexGuy

Never mind!


15 posted on 08/29/2007 6:05:28 PM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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To: TexGuy

With a friend like that, who needs enemas?


16 posted on 08/29/2007 7:45:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Wednesday, August 29, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Mumbles

:’) The word Sphinx is a transliteration of the Egyptian name for the statue, which translates as “living image”.


17 posted on 08/29/2007 7:47:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Wednesday, August 29, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: colorado tanker

Y’think? ;’)


18 posted on 08/29/2007 7:51:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Wednesday, August 29, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: aruanan

Abducting the sphinxes Americans won’t abduct!


19 posted on 08/29/2007 7:51:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Wednesday, August 29, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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bio of the “researcher”:
http://wftga.org/shamma/Bassam_Biography.jpg

Inventory Stele:
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Cafe/7808/Invntry.jpg

Dream Stele:
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Cafe/7808/Dreamst.jpg


20 posted on 08/29/2007 8:03:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Wednesday, August 29, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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b&w of Inventory stele:
http://refill.ru/egypt/inventory-stela/clip_image002_0002.jpg


21 posted on 08/29/2007 8:03:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Wednesday, August 29, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

I don’t trust anyone who can’t spell “lightning”.

But then, that’s just me.


22 posted on 08/29/2007 8:12:23 PM PDT by Rocky (Air America: Robbing the poor, and still unable to stay in business)
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To: TexGuy
Heh, I was just thinking about "Rosanne Rosanna Danna" when I read this story.
And then exactly your paraphrase. /Cheerz
23 posted on 08/29/2007 8:19:18 PM PDT by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: Rocky

Maybe it was added in translation. :’)


24 posted on 08/29/2007 8:34:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Wednesday, August 29, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Interesting.


25 posted on 08/30/2007 12:07:08 AM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I didn’t remember that one.. so I looked it up http://www.youtube.com/results.php?search_query=John+Cleese+Kilimanjaro
26 posted on 08/31/2007 2:37:17 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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