The former Minister of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass argued against claims that there was another sphinx which was destroyed in the past. CAIRO, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) — Egypt’s top archaeologist Zahi Hawass denied allegations about presence of a city and tunnels under the Great. Working closely with a young Egyptian archaeologist named Zahi Hawass, Lehner also explored and mapped a passage in the Sphinx’s rump, concluding that.

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It’s a record for the future. Commenting to NOVA about this latest success, Hawass says, “I sphind the main message that people should know is that the Sphinx is safe, and that we are like good physicians trying to look after it all the time. The Sphinx is not really for Egypt only. It seems quite clear from the totally different construction materials and color of the Sphinx head, sphinxx we believe is not rock, but some type of man-made substance compared to its limestone and eroded body, that the head and face of the Sphinx must have been changed from its original shape long after the monument was first carved.

Instead, he says, they prefer to pretend as if the Greeks discovered everything by themselves and thus they can make claims that the Egyptians did nothing whatsoever to further science or knew nothing of astronomy. The Great Sphinx in Giza is a powerful symbol of ancient kingship and the iconic symbol of modern Egypt.

Three Rivers Press; 1 edition May 27, Indeed, why does the SCA place such stringent penalties on the publication of scientific reports without its consent, the penalty often being the denial of access to Egyptian archaeological sites?

The sides of the headdress are quite smooth and we only need glance at the mythical creature to spot the lighter color of the body compared to the darkness of the head. Because of the quarrel, Kadry sphix to visit the minister and there was bad blood between the two men.

Equally, in the s, Zakaria Goneim, then Chief Inspector of Egyptian Antiquities, found the inviolate sarcophagus of Third Dynasty pharaoh Sekhemkhet inside his pyramid. So pumps were installed close to the Sphinx, and the source of groundwater from the local canal was diverted.


Yet that is another amazing story still to be investigated. These questions all pertain to what has become known as the mind-body problem. History World History Video Newsletter.

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But considering the other unscientific jumps Hawass makes, nothing should come as a surprise. The fossil fingerprints showed that the blocks used to build the wall of the temple must have come from the ditch surrounding the Sphinx.

Register to become part of our active community, get updates, receive a monthly newsletter, and enjoy the benefits and rewards of our member point system OR just post your comment below as a Guest. But we are going to open it for the first time. Suppression and Disinformation On a more serious note, the SCA—read Hawass—has a stranglehold on most of the research occurring in Egypt and whether and how it gets reported. An Exotic Bloodline or Random Mutation?

When the foundation sponsored a group tour of the Giza plateau—the site of the Sphinx and the pyramids on the western outskirts of Cairo—Lehner tagged along. But, as mentioned, in August he was actually filmed walking inside a tunnel under the Sphinx! Related The Iceman’s Last Meal. Sisi 1 week ago. German plane makes forced landing at Hurghada Airport 4 days ago. Ancient Anomalous Human Skeletons: They found the water table was only 15 feet beneath the statue.

By bringing together top experts and authors, this archaeology website explores lost civilizations, examines sacred writings, tours ancient places, investigates ancient discoveries and questions mysterious happenings. Then, inFrench archaeologist and engineer Emile Baraize probed the sand directly in front of the Sphinx and discovered yet another Old Kingdom building—now called the Sphinx Temple—strikingly similar in its ground plan to the ruins Mariette had already found.

Because Hawass has been imposed upon Egypt by certain foreigners, and this for a very long time. Art and Culture of their Own. Approximately 66 feet tall and feet long, it is one of the largest and oldest monolithic statues in the world.

It would sit ignored for the next seven centuries, when it spoke to a young royal. Lehner spotted something perhaps even more remarkable.

The Swiss archaeologist Herbert Ricke, who studied the temple in the late s, concluded the axis symbolized the movements of the sun; an east-west line points to where the sun rises and sets twice a year at the equinoxes, halfway between midsummer and midwinter. Ina hemp rope dating back to 26, BC was found in Czechoslovakia, making it the oldest known object to be associated with marijuana. Near the cemetery, nine years later, Lehner discovered his Lost City. America’s Most Revolutionary Artist.


The Sahara has not always been a wilderness of sand dunes. Today, the Sphinx is still eroding. These people also claim that the erosion of the Sphinx was caused by water, and that this necessarily means that it dates back to long before the Old Kingdom.

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Hawass and others among his colleagues clearly fail to understand anything of what Davidovits is trying to explain to them. Hawasx who visits Egypt and follows Egyptology sees this first-hand. The Pyramids should be at least a kilometer away. Though Bakr is clearly not the most credible source, there are nevertheless clear echoes of the ARCE. Queen of Belgium visits Aswan and Luxor 1 day ago.

Some might argue that there is a serious backlog, while others might shout cover-up. We do know that Hawass had climbed down ladders from the rear entrance of the Sphinx, into a deep chamber on a middle layer and then even further down to a bottom chamber which apparently contained a very large sarcophagus and that was filled with water, as these scenes are all in a documentary film made by Fox.

A separate scientific update states that cubic metres of water are being pumped out every hour through drainage tubes. We must respect our monuments and keep them in good condition. Meanwhile, to stop the groundwater threat, Hawass ordered the drilling of a series of test holes into the bedrock around the Sphinx. But is there more going on?

Hurghada receives first Finnish flight in 6 years 2 weeks ago. What happened to the Sphinx also reminds us that its condition has often been used in politics and propaganda. Bassam al-Shammaa is an Egyptologist and scholar who haqass been trying to track the lost Sphinx for over a decade.