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Archaeologists discover second sphinx-lined road in Luxor dating back to fourth century
They were buried beneath Egypt's shifting desert sands for centuries and more recently entombed by unsightly urban sprawl. But now the remains of hundreds of ancient sphinxes have been unearthed in Luxor and - once renovated - are due to go on show to tourists from next February in a huge open-air museum. The latest remarkable discovery came when jubilant Egyptian archaeologists found the 12 sphinxes along a road linked to an already discovered ceremonial route known as the Sphinx Alley.
The Kabash path connects the vast Karnak temple in ancient Thebes to the Luxor Temple. It marks a route that ancient Egyptians promenaded along once a year carrying the statues of the deities Amun and Mut in a symbolic re-enactment of their marriage. Amun was ancient Egypt's supreme god king, while Mut was a goddess worshipped as a mother. The road was later used by the Romans and is believed to have been renovated by Cleopatra, the fabled Ptolemaic queen who left her cartouche - an inscribed hieroglyphic bearing her name - at the temple in Luxor.
Originally posted by anon72
Now, the debate. Who made these, or this stuff. I say humans.
What does that tell you? Why? What the hell where these people doing in sand dominated areas-building all of this stuff? For what overall purpose. Fear of their Gods (in which reality-were Ufo/Aliens).
With that being said, I think whoever made all of this stuff had the ability to heat rock into a liquid form and then could pour these things into a mold.
Originally posted by pthd840the book states there are lots of stone hyroglyphs showing the taking of limestone and water and making the limstone into a liquid and when a specific other stone in the same state was added together and then poured like concrete into molds it dries alot harder and stronger than the original limestone.
Originally posted by ATC_GOD
I love Egypt. Thanks for the post. I recently went to an Egypt exibit at the London Museum...(No im not a brit, just stationed here) and I saw so many odd things. These people were small in stature (the mummies I saw out of the caskets) yet these caskets were HUGE, some tombs were like 25 feet long and 15 feet tall. Then the actually mummy cases were 15 feet tall at least.
Originally posted by anon72
Do you think the Giza Pyramids were built by the way we were told in schools growing up? Meaning Slaves cutting the blocks and hauling them up.
Or, it was a national program that everyone (most) wanted to be a part of and participated willing etc?
Or, something along the lines that I wrote that another race built them and departed (one way or another) and they were later taken over by the Egyptians that we know about-and they went on to build a great nation etc?