According to many studies, the Egyptian Sphinx hides even more riddles than the Great Pyramids. No one really knows when and for what purpose this giant sculpture was built … Photo from open source Disappearing Sphinx It is generally accepted that Sphinx was erected during the construction of the pyramid of Chephren. However, in ancient papyrus related to the construction of the Great Pyramids there is no mention of him. Moreover, we know that the ancients Egyptians meticulously recorded all expenses associated with the construction of religious buildings, but economic documents, related to the construction of the Sphinx was not found. Photos from open sources In the V century BC. e. Giza pyramids visited Herodotus, who described in detail all the details of their construction. He wrote down “all that he saw and heard in Egypt,” but not about the Sphinx said a word. Hercatey visited Egypt before Herodotus Miletus, after him – Strabo. Their notes are detailed, but about Sphinx and there is no mention. Could the Greeks not notice a sculpture 20 meters high and 57 meters wide? Answer to this The riddle can be found in the work of the Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder “Natural History”, which mentions that in his time (I century n e.) The Sphinx was once again cleared of sands applied from western part of the desert. And indeed, the Sphinx regularly “released” from sand deposits until the 20th century. Ancient pyramids Restoration work that began to be carried out in connection with the emergency state of the Sphinx, began to induce scientists to the idea that the Sphinx is perhaps more ancient than previously thought. To check it out, Japanese archaeologists led by Professor Sakuji Joshimura first used the sonar system to enlighten Cheops’s pyramid, and then similarly explored the sculpture. Their conclusion struck – Sphinx stones are older than the pyramids. It was not about age itself breed, and about the time of its processing. Later, the Japanese team changed hydrologists – their findings also became a sensation. On the sculpture they found traces of erosion caused by large flows of water. First speculation that appeared in the press – the channel of the Nile in antiquity took place elsewhere and washed the rock from which they cut Sphinx. Hydrologists guesses even bolder: “Erosion is more likely traces not Nile, and the flood – a mighty spill of water. “Scientists came to the conclusion that the flow of water was from north to south, and the approximate date of the disaster – 8 thousand years BC. e. British scientists repeating hydrological studies of the rock from which the Sphinx is made, pushed the date of the flood to 12 thousand years BC. e. It is overall consistent with the Flood dating which, according to most scholars occurred around 8-10 thousand BC. e. Than sick Sphinx? Arab sages, struck by the majesty of the Sphinx, they said that the giant is not subject to time. But over the past the millennium, the monument pretty much got, and, first of all, the man is to blame. First, the Mamluks practiced accuracy firing on the Sphinx, their initiative was supported by Napoleonic soldiers. One of the rulers of Egypt ordered the sculpture to be repulsed, and the British stole a stone beard from a giant and drove to British a museum. Photos from open sources In 1988, broke away from the Sphinx and a huge stone block fell with a roar. She was weighed and horrified – 350 kg This fact has caused UNESCO’s most serious concern. It was decided to convene a consultation of representatives of various specialties to find out the causes that destroy the ancient construction. As a result of a comprehensive survey, scientists found hidden and extremely dangerous cracks in the head of the Sphinx, besides this, it was established that patches of poor quality are also dangerous cement external cracks – this creates a threat of rapid erosion. Paws Sphinxes were in no less depressing condition. According to of specialists, the Sphinx is primarily harmed by the human life activity: exhaust fumes penetrate the pores of the statue car engines and the caustic smoke of cairo factories that gradually destroys it. Scientists say the Sphinx is seriously ill. For the restoration of an ancient monument, hundreds of millions of dollars are needed. There is no such money. In the meantime, Egyptian authorities are rebuilding sculpture on their own. Mysterious face Among the majority Egyptologists have a strong belief that in the appearance of the Sphinx the face of Pharaoh IV dynasty of Chefren is captured. This confidence is nothing cannot be shaken – nor the absence of any evidence of connection sculpture and pharaoh, nor the fact that the head of the Sphinx repeatedly redid. In the fact that in the person of the Sphinx Pharaoh himself can be seen Chefren convinced Dr. I. Giza, a renowned monument expert Edwards. “Although the face of the Sphinx is somewhat mutilated, it still gives us a portrait of Chefren himself, “concludes the scientist. Interestingly, Chefren’s body was never found, and therefore for comparisons of the Sphinx and Pharaoh use statues. First of all we are talking about a sculpture carved from black diorite, which stored in the Cairo Museum – it is on it that the image of the Sphinx is checked. To confirm or deny the identification of the Sphinx with Chephren a group of independent researchers involved New York policeman Frank Domingo who created portraits to identify suspects. After a few months Domingo’s work concluded: “These two works of art depict two different faces. Frontal proportions – and especially angles and facial protrusions in the side view – convince me that The Sphinx is not Chefren. “Mother of fear. Egyptian archaeologist Rudwan Al-Shamaa believes that the Sphinx has a pair of female floor and she hides under the thickness of the sand. Great Sphinx often called the “Father of fear.” According to the archaeologist, if there is a “Father fear, then there must be a mother of fear. Photos from open sources In his discourse, Al-Shamaa relies to the way of thinking of the ancient Egyptians who firmly followed the principle of symmetry. In his view, the lone figure of the Sphinx looks very strange. The surface of the place where, according to the scientist there should be a second sculpture, towering above the Sphinx on a few meters. “It’s logical to assume that the statue is simply hidden from our eyes under the thickness of the sand, “Al-Shamaa is convinced. In support his theory, the archaeologist gives several arguments. Al-Shamaa recalls that between the forelegs of the Sphinx is located a granite stele on which two statues are depicted; There are also limestone tablet, which says that in one of the statues struck by lightning and destroyed it. Chamber of Secrets In one of ancient Egyptian treatises on behalf of the goddess Isis reported that God Thoth placed in a secret place “holy books” that contain the “secrets of Osiris,” and then cast a spell on this place to knowledge remained “undiscovered until Heaven gives birth beings worthy of this gift. ” Photos from open sources Some researchers today sure of the existence of a “secret chamber”. They remember how Edgar Casey predicted that once in Egypt under the right paw of the Sphinx a room will be found called the “Hall of Evidence” or “Hall Chronicles. “Information stored in the” secret room “will tell to humanity about a highly developed civilization that existed millions years ago. In 1989, a group of Japanese scientists radar discovered a narrow tunnel under the left paw of the Sphinx in the direction of the Chefren pyramid, and northwest of the Queen’s Chamber was impressive cavity found. However more detailed the study of the underground premises the Egyptian authorities hold the Japanese not allowed. Research by American geophysicist Thomas Dobiecki showed that under the paws of the Sphinx is a large rectangular camera. But in 1993, his work was suddenly suspended by local authorities. From now on, the Egyptian government officially prohibits geological or seismological surveys around the sphinx.
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