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Originally posted by matsplat
reply to post by Hanslune
It wasn't that obvious!
Why are you afraid to speak a name?
The sphinx in EGYPT is what I'm referring too - where did you think I was on about?
Nasa study is a new one to me - what is a 'Gavity'?
Quote "In that original message you mentioned 'found in 1997'? " END Quote - how would you know what was said in original post? it was deleted
The Story of the Sphinx
For years, I have debated people like John Anthony West, Robert Bauval, and Graham Hancock, who say that survivors of a lost civilization 10,000 years ago left secrets buried beneath the Sphinx. These people also claim that the erosion of the Sphinx was caused by water, and that this necessarily means that it dates back to long before the Old Kingdom. None of their theories has any basis in fact, but their supporters have insisted that we should drill holes to try and find these hidden chambers. I have always refused to permit such a project in the past, because there was no scientific basis for it. Because such drilling was a necessary part of our work to protect the Sphinx from groundwater, however, we did finally drill in the vicinity of the statue, and we found that there were no hidden passages or chambers there.
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
reply to post by Kandinsky
And then for him to conduct the study on his own (instead of allowing a third party), it just makes it so fishy that i cannot buy it.
...also pointed out that although there are no mysterious tunnels and chambers left by 10,000 year-old civilizations under the Sphinx, there are in fact some passages below the statue that may have been carved by treasure hunters long after the Sphinx was created, and later used for burials. Our work with the Sphinx confirmed the existence of four openings inside or under the statue.
Originally posted by fraterormus
"There are no chambers beneath the Sphinx. This area has been one of the most scrutinized areas on the planet!
At the conference on "The Origins of the Egyptian State" at UCLA in November, 1995, Zahi Hawass and Mark Lehner showed slides of a core sampling done by the University of Pennsylvania. They did indeed find a ground anomaly below the paws of the Sphinx consisting of a lighter material (but solid) than the surrounding stone. This could be sediment deposited by flooding but the area has yet to be excavated."
[edit on 29-6-2009 by fraterormus]