It is my understanding that civilization requires agriculture, and agriculture started (in the west) about 7,000 B.C. so if the Spinx really was built 10,000 B.C. who built it? And then there are the Great Pyramids, again there are good arguments that those could not have been built by a (mostly) stone age people, re the 2500 BC Egyptians.
It's certainly not compelling as far as mainstream archaeology is concerned...!
And then there are the Great Pyramids, again there are good arguments that those could not have been built by a (mostly) stone age people, re the 2500 BC Egyptians.
Harsh, but fair.
The Sphinx is older than the Pyramids; that information comes from a New Kingdom copy of an Old Kingdom record, and the longterm effects of water erosion of the oldest parts of the Sphinx are clear and obvious. But Khufu built the Great Pyramid.
His son and successor Djedjefre began construction of his own pyramid and tomb at Abu Roash, but died young (there may have been a dynastic struggle, or an invasion, but he very well may have just died of disease), the pyramid was not completed (circumstantial evidence for a dynastic struggle), and what remained of it was finally carted off on camels to build modern Cairo.
Djedjefre’s son was a child, may have briefly ruled after him, but Djedjefre’s younger brother Khafre succeeded one or both and built the second of the large Giza pyramids.
At least one of Khufu’s granddaughters was entombed (or at least had a tomb constructed) under the surface of the Giza plateau, which is somewhat riddled with catacombs, shafts, and tunnels.
Khafre’s son and successor was Menkaure, builder of the smallest of the large pyramids at Giza. It’s a pipsqueak compared with the others; Khafre’s appears as large as Khufu’s because it’s built on higher ground, but has something more than half the mass, and Menkaure’s was a fraction of that size. If memory serves, in modern times when accessed the Khafre burial chamber was found to hold the sarcophagus of a New Kingdom noble.