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reply to post by DeadSeraph
The problem with the dating proposed by Schoch based on the weathering is everyone skips the part where he begrudgingly admits that the weathering on the front of the sphinx is heavier than the sides which going by his methodology and calculations should make the front older than the sides and then the rear of the sphinx has a cometsly different weathering to it and subsequently a totally different date ascribed if following dr. Schochs own calculations etc.
I used to watch the NBC special with Charlton Heston and robert schoch over and over until I broke the VHS tape I recorded it on because I firmly believed it was all true. After college and grad school I did more research on it as well as other claims from the television show and unfortunately I just don't agree with any of it these days which was a little heartbreaking for me but it's also a case of letting the truth set you free. The difference between the dating of the sphinx and many other "fringe" archaeological finds is that there is a ton of peer reviewed data from both sides of the coin on it. I doubt it would change many peoples minds but all of the papers together give a pretty even keeled look at things. I'm still not sure I buy into the dating of the 26th century BCE but I digress. Here's a link where you can
View a bunch of the papers relating to the dating of the sphinx-
Awesome source I will be reading this off and on for days I am sure. Thanks for sharing. Given that you state you aren't sure about the date of 2600 BC, what is your opinion on the age of the sphinx? That it is older? If so, how much older, and what specifically has lead you to form that opinion?