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Egyptology is not as scientific as it should be along with archeaology and history and like those other two subjective professions is riddled with assumption and mis categorization
originally posted by: douglas5
a reply to: LABTECH767
Where did you get the info of another sphinx across the Nile from I would like too know thanks
originally posted by: Hanslune
a reply to: Harte
The secret of understanding Dendera is to ignore the 'bulbs' and read what the Ptolemy era Egyptians were writing about in the rest of the temple. Learn all that THEN come back to the part that the fringe concentrates solely on and what does it say - its a religious statement - that despite the unusual motifs - is about four of the gods, etc. It very difficult to construct something else, convincingly once it is looked at as part of the larger temple and the district and complex it is in.
originally posted by: LABTECH767
a reply to: douglas5
If so then they guarded the gateway to the Giza necropolis and that gateway being the Nile along which most transport through egypt was accomplished.
So it is not that far fetched that they may have originally been Inpau statues.
Of course they may have later recarved a leonin head into the Jekyl form then later into the human face possibly as over time each successive age led to weathering and damage and so the second sphynx may have been a later addition so this does not challenge Robert Bauval's observation's as the current (old) sphynx would still be looking at Hor Em Ahkti (Horus of the horizon whose name it shared or the constellation of Leo) in 10600 BC and so I may be the oldest structure in egypt, the supposed stalae between it's paw's does not name it's builder but the pharoe names himself the restorer of the site.
originally posted by: LABTECH767
a reply to: Hanslune
Hanslune the use of Electricity is not simply applied as we do today and there is enigmatic evidence of potential use of electricity to electroplate item's, they probably had no grasp on how this alchemy worked but they seem to have used it.
As I remember the story a sword was found in one of the terracotta pit's still sharp enough to slice silk but it's handle and handle mount had long since rotted/rusted away, upon inspection they found it to have a micron thin layer of chromium and only electroplating could account for this, BUT,.
Right as far as I can ascertain there is no actuall proof that the chromium plating story is true but I did see it on a documentary some time back so will have to place a disclaimer in that I can not find actuall evidence but what I do know is that the Chines had water powered blast furnaces in the 6th century while we were in the dark age, indeed if it had not been for a confuscious dedicated xenophobit emperor the US, australia and many other places today may have been chinese colony's after the grand fleet had made it's epic tour and voyage of discovery around the pacific and they also had ship to ship (Firework) missiles, there huge ships had converse bulkheads based off of the way cane grow's (Titanic) so I am not comfortable saying what the chinese could and could not do.
But I do think the Baghdad battery may have been used in electroplating and we are incredibly arrogant if we think these people of the past were another species whom were less capable than us, indeed I think they may very well have made many discovery's in the past only to miss out on applying and capitalizing on then and heron of alexandria come's to mind - though he built on earlier greek inventions it is sobering to think on what the world may have become had the roman empire invented the train.
The great bath's in Rome had triple glazing.
Indeed so much as lost after the fall of Rome which itself was built of integrating idea's from conquered territory's that it was over a thousand years in the west before civilization again compared.
Concrete that set under water.
Dome and Arch.
High rise high density living.
So yes they had also the prototype of many modern problems that afflict today's society's.
Still and again it is sobering to realize that earlier chinese city's have have been over four time's larger than ancient rome at it's peak.
Remember the story of how the mongols took the chinese capital and burned it to the ground, the street's ran with human fat as possible four to eight million people whom had fled there for safety burned in it's flame's, gory but taken from historical account's.
Oh erm ah Yeah My gramer is awful sorry about that.