posted on Oct, 25 2003 @ 04:19 PM
1991 - 1993 - Egypt, Giza Plateau, Sphinx Enclosure
Independent egyptologist John Anthony West spear-heads an in-depth expedition of the Great Sphinx. Along with Dr. Robert Schoch–chief geologist and
Professor of Geology at Boston University–and Thomas Dobecki–chief seismologist from Houston-based consulting firm McBride-Ratcliff & Associates–West
and his team make amazing discovering... chambers and tunnels under the Great Sphinx!
After extensive geological and seismic surveys in the Sphinx enclosure, the team was convinced that:
the Sphinx was weathered not by wind, but rain–when heavy rains fell on the eastern Sahara, around the end of the last ice age. That places the
original carving of the Sphinx at around 10,500 B.C., instead of the orthodox egyptologist's dating of c.2500 B.C.
What? An eight thousand year difference?
That would also mean that the Sphinx is not of Egyptian origin. If not the Egyptians, who carved the enigmatic statue? (cue Atlantians)
the Sphinx sits on several hitherto undiscovered tunnels and 'cavities'... including a large rectangular 'void' (chamber) 25 ft. below the
Sphinx's haunches. (It's actually under the right paw.)
These findings have been universally accepted by geologists on the basis of scientific evidence. But not by traditional egyptologists who are less
open to evidence that would crumble their very foundation.
Unfortunately, just as they found these monumental discoveries, West's work was terminated by the Director-General of Giza, Dr. Zahi Hawass.
Mystery of the Sphinx chronicling West's work was aired on NBC in 1993 and hosted by Charlton Heston. No doubt this mass-exposure only inflamed
Hawass even more.
Rumors abound of Hawass secretly continuing work on the main chamber located by West and his team.