7.2 – MYSTERIES OF THE SPHINX (11.7.14)

UNKNOWN ORIGIN [3b]

The Giza Plateau, Egypt. 1925. Rising out of the desert sand is a giant stone statue of a human head. For centuries, most visitors to the area believed this was all that existed. But French engineer Emile Baraize is convinced that much more lies beneath the surface than even archaeologists are aware of. He begins an excavation to uncover it, and after 11 years of extensive digging, Baraize unearths a massive body resembling a lion and reintroduces the world to the full splendor of the Great Sphinx. It is the largest monolithic sculpture on Earth.

“It must have been quite eerie to be there back then, not knowing a lot about the ancient Egyptian history, and having this huge structure staring down at you.”

Ramy Romany (Egyptologist)

Facing east toward the rising sun, the Great Sphinx is located nearly half a mile from Egypt’s three largest pyramids. It is carved from a single piece of limestone bedrock, and stands over 60 feet tall and 240 feet long.

“People have asked themselves for centuries. What was the Sphinx for? Why was it built? There is a story behind it, but what is the story?”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

The Sphinx is arguably one of the most studied monuments in the world, yet it remains one of the most mysterious. There are no inscriptions on the Sphinx to indicate who built it or why, but most Egyptologists date it to 2,500 BC…the time of the pharaoh Khafre, or Chephren, as he is known by Greek scholars. The dating is based on a mention of Khafre on a tablet found between the paws of the Sphinx. But this tablet known as the Dream Stele also tells the story of a pharaoh who came 1,000 years later, King Thutmose IV.

“King Thutmose IV comes in a new kingdom, which we believe is more than 1,000 years after the time the Sphinx was sculpted. He made this stele to tell his story. King Thutmose IV, before becoming a king, was on an expedition here in Giza. And he slept right next to the Sphinx. And back then, the Sphinx was covered in sand all the way up to its head. And in his dream, the sphinx came to him.”

Ramy Romany (Egyptologist)

“The sphinx spoke to him and said that if he would uncover the Sphinx from the burial in the sand, he would then end up as pharaoh. Now, he was the son of a pharaoh but was not the heir. Thutmose IV ended up with that throne after this dream. The sphinx itself speaks to a future pharaoh and the history of ancient Egypt is altered by this fact.”

– Jonathan Young, Ph.D.
(Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives)

“The sphinx told King Thutmose IV in his sleep right here in that line that everything that the eye of the Lord illuminates will be his. He cleared all the sand surrounding the Sphinx, and Thutmose IV then became the king. So, the sphinx kept his promise.”

Ramy Romany (Egyptologist)

“Now, the amazing thing about this is that we learn of what’s called the “flashing eye of the Lord”. What is the flashing eye of the Lord?  This sounds like some kind of technology that is in communication with the sphinx or perhaps channeled by the sphinx, that could ensure the prosperity of Thutmose IV.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

If the story on the Dream Stele is true, the sphinx not only ensured the prosperity of Thutmose IV, but of perhaps the most important dynastic family in the history of the Egyptian empire.

“Thutmose IV was actually the grandfather of Akhenaten.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Akhenaten was considered a heretical pharaoh. He changed the polytheistic religion of ancient Egypt and declared there was only one god: Aten. A god he depicted as a disk in the sky.

“Akhenaten became enthralled with the Aten disk. Is it possible that the eye of the Lord and the Aten disk are one and the same? And that they are in fact, some kind of UFO spaceship that’s hovering over Egypt as an eye in the sky and is guiding the Egyptian civilization?”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Could it be that the eye of the Lord and the Aten are describing the same object? And if so, was Egyptian civilization being guided by extraterrestrials that used the Sphinx as a means of communication? Might the Dream Stele be proof that this mysterious monolithic statue was built long before the pharaoh Khafre? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say yes, and point to yet another line of the Dream Stele as proof.

“There’s something else written on the Sphinx that was ignored by Egyptologists. The Sphinx actually says “I have been here since the first time.” Now, the word in ancient Egyptian for “first time” is Zep Tepi. And what he meant by this is the time when Osiris had come at the beginning of the civilization.”

– Robert Bauval (Egyptologist),
(Author, The Egypt Code),
(Author, Secret Chamber Revisited),
(Co-Author, Black Genesis)

“The Egyptians talk about a golden age; a golden age that existed 12,500 or so years ago. This is something that goes back at least 8,000 years before the current accepted chronology of Egypt. At that time the gods mingled or walked with men.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

Could this extraordinary monument be a remnant from a golden age when extraterrestrials coexisted with humans, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest? If so, does the Sphinx date back thousands of years before conventional scholars believe possible? Perhaps further clues of its true age can be found in the geological record of the Giza Plateau.

Boston, Massachusetts. Geologist Dr. Robert Schoch has studied the geological features of the Sphinx for over 20 years.

“I looked specifically at the weathering and erosion on the body of the Sphinx, on the walls of the Sphinx enclosure. I saw weathering patterns that were not compatible with the Sahara conditions of the last 5,000 years. Here we have a photograph of the Sphinx on the left side. This is the rump of the Sphinx. This is the wall of the Sphinx enclosure. When you look at this, these are the lines of rock, or the strata, as we say, geologically. You can see how they’ve been weathered out, sort of a rounded, rolling profile. This is caused by rain beating down and running over the rock. And this was very evident to me as a geologist.”

Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.
(Geologist / Author, Forgotten Civilization)

According to archaeologists, significant rainfall in the Giza Plateau would date back to before 3,000 BC, at least 500 years before the time attributed to the building of the Sphinx.

“The degree and level of erosion that we see on the Great Sphinx has to go back to that earlier climatic period, and not just a few hundred years, thousands of years before Sahara times. This put us back to at least 5,000, 7,000, 8,000 – I now suspect even 10,000 BC.”

Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.
(Geologist / Author, Forgotten Civilization)

“If we are to subscribe to the idea that the Sphinx displays markings of water erosion, then that means that what’s staring us in the face is much, much older than what mainstream science proposes.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

Is the Sphinx really older than our history books have led us to believe? If so, who or what was responsible for its construction? Perhaps further clues can be found by examining the face of the Sphinx and what it might have looked like before it was altered.

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