Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The Great Sphinx of Giza reborn as a lion in the desert

The Sphinx in Egypt might have originally had the face of a lion, it is claimed.

And it could be much older than previously thought, investigations led by a British geologist suggest.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This has been kicking around now for some time. I'm not a geologist so I can't comment on the weathering patterns in the stone, but it sounds possible and it also seems reasonable to at least consider that there could have been a prior building effort before the accepted era.

Michael

Gareth said...

So the Egyptian Govt is playing ball now? I thought they were super-protective of their precious statue to preserve the story and maintain tourism. It doesnt matter that we oculd be talking about a history changing discovery that legitimises the work of alternate historians... no as long as another Govt keeps things in order and maintains their tourism dollars.

Hey Egyptian Govt!! Dont you think a discover that your huge sand statue is way older than we thought would bring in MORE tourists? Dont ya think?

Anonymous said...

hey, but someone already suggested this YEARS before these "scientists" from the Proud Mainstream Science :)

Mac said...

I thought the evidence for water erosion around the base of the Sphinx was pretty persuasive ten or fifteen years ago. Looks as if the mainstream is finally warming to the idea.

alex p. said...

anon.s, the person you're thinking of is Robert Schoch, google him. dude's a genius, and he figured out the erosion thing out back in the 90s.