Skip to comments.New Dating of the Great Sphinx
Posted on 06/03/2018 9:53:27 AM PDT by wildbill
Everybody interested in finding the true history of the Giza pyramids and The Sphinx, will have no doubt heard the theory proposed by Geology professor, Robert Schoch and the late, great John Anthony West, that The Sphinx was originally a lion that was subject to water erosion. The theory states that this could only have happened between 5,000 and 10,500 BC, a time period that is far earlier than the orthodox date attributed to the construction of the Sphinx, which is 2558 to 2532 BC. Robert Temple, in his book The Sphinx Mystery, believes the Sphinx was carved as Anubis in the Old Kingdom, whilst Geologist Colin Reader agrees with Robert Schoch, that The Sphinx pre-dates the orthodox date, but only by hundreds and not thousands of years. In this video, I give my own hypothesis regarding the timeline of the development of the Giza Plateau. All images are taken from Google Images for educational purposes only.
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I like the theory of the Sphinx originally being carved as the god Anubis. Makes sense. Ancient god of the dead.
Never date a sphinx!
They are cold and impersonal. They just stare and give you the silent treatment.
Dont be that desperate!
I doubt it was ever a lion.
Thanks for the youtube link. Love this sort of stuff.
Ping for your list
Robert Schoch bases his conclusions on the erosion seen on the base and original area excavated by the original builders of the Sphinx clearing which required a specific amount of water erosion over time to wear away the stone to the depth observed. In addition, Robert Schoch further uses the astronomical placement of both the gaze of the Sphinx and the Sphinx's causeway leading directly to the rising of the constellation Leo, the Lion on specific dates in antiquity as part of his dating of the construction as part of his theory.
Yet Colin Reader rejects all that testing, observation, and architectural placement to claim only a few hundred years of additional age. Ergo, Reader does NOT agree with Robert Schoch at all. If the Sphinx is NOT associated with the construction the Pyramids, then who did build it and why? It bears no relationship architecturally to the style of the pyramids. There is no reason to connect it to the pyramids. There is no evidence at all there was sufficient rain to account for the observed erosion at the time Reader postulates. . . and later the areas eroded were covered by sand.
I’m with Robert Shoch on the dating of the Sphinx. The water erosion of the rock surfaces that compose the enclosure could not have happened during or since dynastic times.
Because Egypt has been a desert since before the time of the first pharaohs.
The last time Egypt had sufficient rainfall to cause that sort of deep erosion was 10,500 years ago.
I found this to be interesting. Got it from the suggested vids on the link you provided.
The Mystery of the Balochistan Sphinx | Indus Valley Civilisation | Ancient Architects
If the Balochistan formation does turn out to be man carved or man made, then imo, it’s not a huge stretch to consider that the area we now know as Egypt was part of the same culture at one point.
The Sphinx - a rare photo taken from the Valley Temple roof.
The modern "restored" Sphinx - the head is darker because it is carved from harder material.
My father was fond of the expression “Paul’s shoe size.” by that he was implying that people are so focused on the details, that they are missing the larger message. This was in response to a number of Bible study classes that were very focused on the When and Where and Travels of Paul, but did not get into the content of Paul’s letters.
So The Sphinx is a few hundred years older?
Paul’s shoe size.
They seem to omit that R.Temple’s idea is that the erosion was caused by deliberate inundation in ancient times as part of a ritual of rebirth, as I recall. Which is why Temple (an accredited Egyptologist and Science Historian) gives it a more recent date then R. Schoch, a geologist and largely self-taught in archeology.
Temple bases his idea on extensive study of Sphinx - its documented history from the 17th century to present, along with exploration of the the Valley and Sphinx Temples - both of which are either partially explored or the evidence from the 19th Century explorers is ignored. Modern archaeologists ignore both temples believing they are unimportant.
So The Sphinx is a few hundred years older?
It's a Golden English Labra-Irish Bernadoodle Retriever. The first of his breed.
As it is now, the head just looks too darn small.
“They are cold and impersonal. They just stare and give you the silent treatment.
Dont be that desperate!”
I was married to one for 28 years.
“the silent treatment”
For some, it would be a blessing.
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