Age of the Sphinx

Discussion in 'theory, philosophy & history' started by Obnoxiousness, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Obnoxiousness

    Obnoxiousness >-->))).>

    A lot of conflicting information, not surprisingly, out there. One theory is that the Sphinx shows water damage, and the weather conditions for that to happen suggest that its age is at least 12,000 years old.


    I've also read about the theory that it was originally a lion, and the pharaohs had their stone masons rework the stone into a human head.


    If the pharaohs were active around 3000 to 4000BC, and the geology dates the Sphinx at at least 10,000BC, then who did it?
  2. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely



    Why the big pause?
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  3. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    ahhh the atlantis people bolloxs
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  4. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone ubi sunt

    King size of the jungle.
  5. Obnoxiousness

    Obnoxiousness >-->))).>

    It's conceivable that a pharaoh saw what was then an old crumbling statue of a lion and got his stone masons to put his head there instead.

    It's not unlikely that a civilisation existed in Egypt before the pharaohs.

    I just wonder who they were and how they did it? Maybe it was a natural rock formation sticking out of the sand?
  6. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone ubi sunt

    I think there'd be some archaeological evidence of this amazingly advanced, giant lion-building civilisation. More than just this one piece.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2014
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  7. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    my name is ozymandius, king of kings. Look upon my giant lion ye mighty, and despair.
  8. Cpatain Rbubish

    Cpatain Rbubish No friends, you don’t exist. You won't be missed.

    Some of the damage on the Sphinx was down to Napoleon using it for cannon practice.
  9. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Why's a world stage reset required this time? In 0 AD major civilisations like Rome and China seemed to get through the epoch switch without any fundamental changes.
  10. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby how's it going to end?

    This thread's been lion around for years. Why the big pause etc
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  11. bubblesmcgrath

    bubblesmcgrath Well-Known Member

  12. NoXion

    NoXion Eat leaden death, demon...

    That's a myth.
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  13. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    Theveral of the thotth were mithes.
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  14. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    The pharaoh who had it built was a little bit hipster, and wanted it to look aged and worn in.
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  15. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby how's it going to end?

    Indeed. Everyone knows it was down to Obelix.

  16. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    which aligns to the date when the sphinx would have been gazing upon the rising sun within the constellation of Leo.
  17. Signal 11

    Signal 11 also programmed for conversational english

    tbh I'm thinking more of Taurus after clicking that.
  18. Humirax

    Humirax Guest

    My understanding is that the damage to the nose is basically an attempt at white washing of history. The theory is that colonialists destroyed the nose because it was clearly African, and that racist colonialists refused to accept that the ancient Egyptians were black- this is something Akala explores in his (very interesting) Oxford Union address (which can be found on youtube). He also gives other examples of this same practice (by colonialists ofcourse) cropping up again and again.
  19. NoXion

    NoXion Eat leaden death, demon...

    While it's doubtless true that the achievements of black civilisations have been ignored or downplayed, going by the evidence so far it seems that the ancient Egyptians were not largely sub-Saharan in origin.
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  20. Humirax

    Humirax Guest

    Well that is certainly food for thought. Thankyou for the link.

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