Standing before pyramids and had a different head: what secrets associated with the Egyptian SphinxPictolic
Length Egyptian Sphinx of 70 meters and a height of 20 meters. These dimensions make it the largest on the planet monument, carved from solid limestone rocks. It is believed that 2.5 thousand years ago, it was built by the Pharaoh Khafre, setting next to his pyramid. The monument depicts a lion with a human head and Khafre's face, however, and today around the Sphinx has a lot of mysteries to solve yet.
In 1978, archaeologist John Anthony West said that the limestone from which the Sphinx is made, there are traces of water erosion coming from the top down. Simply put, on the stone there are grooves, carved by the flow of drops from the heavy rains that went on for centuries. The paradox is that heavy precipitation fell in Egypt 10 thousand years ago during the last ice age.
In the spring of 1991 to test the hypothesis, the West decided a group of American scientists headed by Professor of Geology, Boston University Robert Schoch. The results of the expedition were published in 1992 at the International geological conference in San Diego. During his speech, Robert Schoch said:
Traces of erosion on the limestone of which the Sphinx embossed
Official Egyptologists unleashed on Robert Schoch a wave of criticism, to which he replied:
But in 1993, the government of Egypt has forbidden to carry out geological studies in areas of concentration of monuments of history.
Egyptologists believe that the appearance of the Sphinx discernible facial features of the Pharaoh Khafre of the fourth dynasty. At the time of this ruler of Egypt has reached its highest prosperity, and the Pharaoh ordered the construction of the Sphinx between the 2575 and 2465 BC. The mummy Khafre were not found and to confirm the theory used statues of the Pharaoh, which had his face.
Denied these insights a renowned new York forensic expert Frank Domingo, which is considered one of the world's best specialists in profiling for identification of the criminal. The researcher three months of analyzing the appearance of the Sphinx and the statues of Chephren and concluded that those monuments represent different people.
Egyptian sculptures and architects in the construction of monuments is always proportioned. Statues of the same figure, human or animal, and different body parts correlated with each other. The only object where this principle is violated, it is the Sphinx.
When you first look at the monument it is clear that his head is smaller and the rest of the body while respecting the natural proportions should be two times more. Perhaps the monument, which is much older than the surrounding pyramids, was converted by order of one of the pharaohs.
The Sphinx is a Greek word and translates as "lusitanica". Historians believe that the monument depicts a lion, which in the mythology of ancient civilizations personified solar deity. The Egyptians often portrayed their rulers are predators who crushes his enemies. Hence he concluded that the Sphinx – human-lion guarding the eternal rest of the pharaohs buried in the pyramids.
The problem is that the monument does not have any details on which you can say that it was a lion, and the probability that the proportions possessed by the Egyptians couldn negligent attitude to their work is minimal. Long paw of the Sphinx — late remake, and proof of lion's theory is not consistent.
If you do not forget that the Sphinx's head is altered, it will likely be not a lion, and a dog or a Jackal, who was an incarnation of Anubis God of funerary ritual and mummification. The Sphinx is not located on hills, and in the pit, which also leads to its communication with the world beyond the grave, and not the sun.
In 1989 Japanese scientists using radar equipment discovered under the left paw of the Sphinx, at a depth of two meters, narrow tunnel heading in the direction of the pyramid of Chephren. Later, the American geophysicist Thomas Grobicki announced a large rectangular chamber near the monument. To continue the search prevented the ban of the Egyptian authorities.
For the last two hundred years the Sphinx was thrice dug out of the sand. Last time in 1925.
The finding correlates with the prediction of the odious American mystic Edgar Cayce, who some consider a prophet, and others a charlatan. Before his death he said that under the right paw of the Sphinx there is a room, which Casey called "Hall of Annals". There are technology and history highly developed civilization of the past, on the ruins of which rose the Ancient Egypt. The Sphinx – the last monument of civilization, the mystery is yet to unravel.