The Great Egyptian Cover-Up: A Hole in the Sphinx's Head and a Mysterious Chamber No One Wants To Talk About2022-05-02 Stories
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The Pyramids of Giza have been built around 3,000 years ago and after all this time we still have more questions about them than answers. Carbon-dating points to one date of origin, yet newer finds of water erosion on the statue of Sphinx reveal that it was built way before there was even a hint of Egyptian civilization in the valley of Nile. Historians came up with a new startling number – 12,000 B.C.
This would mean that the Pyramids of Giza and the legendary Sphinx weren’t built by any civilization known to us.
If you think that’s unlikely, wait till you see all the hidden underground chambers and secret passages the government of Egypt is trying so hard to cover up!
Historian Robert Schoch firmly believes that Sphinx itself is much older than anyone thinks. Initially carved from a rock-hard limestone, its surface became ragged in a very specific way. Evidence shows that it was water erosion!
This means the Sphinx has been standing there in the times when the territory of what is now Egypt was all covered in greenery with lots of water to cause the damage. Archaeologists point to a fascinating date – 12,500 years ago, in the beginning of the Ice Age.
The head and the body of the Sphinx seem to be not carved from the same material – the body parts have weathered in different ways, you can even see it in the colouring! This means the monument was altered sometime in the course of history.
The Impossible Pyramids
Historian Gerry Cannon also believes the Sphinx was carved out of a natural stone, but there haven’t been stones like that in the desert for thousands of years! Which means it was created when the area was still green.
He’s more interested in the bigger Pyramids of Giza. The small ones don’t raise lots of questions as humans were quite capable of building them with lots of workers involved, but the bigger ones seem impossible even for modern-day technologies.
Each of the bigger pyramids contains around 2,300,000 blocks and they aren’t just any regular blocks a few people could move – each of them weighs 250 tonnes and more!