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Originally posted by SLAYER69
Originally posted by lifeform11
i am not sure but i assumed the sphinx was more weathered because it was exposed to the elements for a greater period of time, where as the rest had to be exgavated and have the sand moved to expose what was underneath.
so i just assumed the rest was buried (not exposed to the elements).
So let me ask you a question. If that's the case then why is the fact and head in such great condition compared to it's body?
The Sphinx was likely carved out of the bedrock with stone hammers and copper chisels, and as it was being sculpted, a large defect was found in the rock near its hindquarters. Its builders extended the body with large blocks of high-quality Tura limestone—the same stone that encases the pyramids—to cover up the fault, and as a result, the Sphinx's head is far too small for its 236-foot-long body. Legend recorded that there were secret passages under this elongated body, and archaeologists have in fact found three tunnels beneath it. They seem to date from pharaonic times, but their purpose remains a mystery.
Originally posted by bauldrick
sorry but isn't this old news ? soz about one liner mods
Originally posted by larnhr
The Sphinx IS older than the buildings around it. It was actually built around 10,000BC. Also, its head was that of a female, NOT a male, when it was constructed.