Originally posted by seagrass
And why does Hawass look so shifty?
lol thanks for the giggle. I forgot how much I like that word.
I would have guessed it was contemporary. wow. That is a nice lid.
French scholar, mathematician, philosopher, and amateur Egyptologist R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz in the 1950s was the first to note water erosion to the Sphinx, an idea expanded upon by writer John Anthony West in the 1970s. In the 1990s Robert M. Schoch of Boston University investigated the geology of the Sphinx at the urging of John Anthony West, and concluded based solely on the geological evidence that the Sphinx must be much older than currently believed. Schoch has argued that the particular weathering found on the body of the Sphinx and surrounding “ditch” or “hollow” the monument was carved from, displays evidence that can only be caused from prolonged water erosion. Egypt’s last time period where there was a significant amount of rainfall ended during the late 4th to early 3rd millennium BC. Schoch claims the amount of water erosion the Sphinx has experienced indicates a construction date no later than the 6th millennium BC or 5th millennium BC, at least two thousand years before the widely accepted construction date and 1500 years prior to the accepted date for the beginning of Egyptian civilization.
Originally posted by PhotonEffect
I see anomaly here, but that's just me. This is most probably what they say it is...just a lid. However the craftsmanship is pretty remarkable.
And this looks like some sort of sarcophagus of such, but what good be in it?
You know PhotonEffect, I have because of so many other obvious twisted and therefore disputable so called AE facts through all those years now no single shred of hope or thrust whatsoever that we will know what they really found there.
But I hope I am 100% wrong.
Originally posted by seagrass
What is their take on that papyrus? what do they think it means? The context?
In 2002 a set of granite reliefs from the Temple of Isis at Beihbet Al-Hegara in the Delta turned up on the auction block at Christie's in New York.
Last month we learned that 619 Pharaonic artefacts, stolen from the Egyptian Museum in 2000 and smuggled to London via Switzerland, were shortly to be retrieved and returned to Egypt following the arrest of the thieves by the British authorities. But no sooner had this announcement been made, than it was revealed that 15 antiquities which had disappeared from the stores at the College of Fine Arts and the Maadi Museum, were up for auction in United Kingdom
Antiquities police recently traced and arrested a seven-member gang operating in Establ Antar west of Assiut for illegal trading in antiquities
and some of the foreign collectors of illegally-obtained Egyptian antiquities have proved in the past to be well-known curators of museums abroad.
Unfortunately, the antiquities smuggling trade embraces all levels, from the lowest to the highest. It was revealed last year that Tarek El-Siwaissi, chairman of the National Democratic Party's (NDP) office in the Giza Governorate, had been remanded in custody for 15 days pending investigation. El-Siwaissi was accused of having amassed a huge fortune -- estimated at LE33 million -- from smuggling Pharaonic antiquities to Europe and America over the previous two years. He had allegedly made hefty bribes to certain high- ranking NDP figures to ensure his selection as chairman of the NDP office in Egypt's primary antiquities area, where he would have easy access to antiquities officials who would help him conduct his illicit smuggling. Six officials --four of whom are still on the run -- were also implicated in the scandal
similar to those in the hoard of 36 gold bracelets and two gold rings discovered in 1905 in the Kom Abu Bello area in the Delta Governorate of Beheira, and which were reported "missing from the basement of the Egyptian Museum" three months ago
There is a continual flow of Pharaonic slate palettes, pottery shards, glazed figurines, bronze statuettes, Coptic stone carved heads and tapestries, amulets and Graeco-Roman objects out of Egypt. Some of these objects appear for auction on a regular basis. Last month's successful raid by the antiquities police on the private dwelling of an antiquities dealer in Badrashin (ancient Memphis), which resulted in the confiscation of what the press described as a "horde of treasures, mostly Graeco- Roman", all ready for shipment abroad, is proof that the business is thriving.
Originally posted by Alazar
For those concerned about what may be found under the Sphinx of Giza (the famous Hall of Records, a "forbidden" concept in egyptology), there is a new debate on ATS just there:
Take a look. Welcome on board.