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A study of tunnels/entrances/chambers into and below the Sphinx.

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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 01:35 PM
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Ok.... I recently posted this in another thread... So thought I would post it here as it seems this information is not very widespread.... Enjoy...

The "secret Chamber" beneath the Sphinx is not really secret at all. It was known about for centuries, but forgotten in our own time.It was last described in print in 1953... yes, as recent as that. Countless subsequent speculations about secret chambers have all been published without anyone having any recollection or knowledge of the many accounts of the real secret chamber that have appeared in print since 1672. Published accounts of the chamber appeared several times in print during the 281 years that have elapsed from the first to the last mention of it.

The location and measurements of the entrance shaft are known, as is the location of an apparent "burial chamber", which has been entered by several people. It appears that no-one today that claims to be an expert on the sphinx knows anything about these previous accounts in print.

I have researched the sphinx and it's enclosure for a couple of years now, and have discovered the following....

There are several passages/tunnels that lead into the Sphinx... this is without doubt.. I have read many accounts from people that have entered them, and it would appear that studying these entrances may lead to discovery of a chamber/room below.

We will discuss them in detail.....

The most well known entrance into the Sphinx is the hole near the hindquarters/rump. It enters the structure and drops into a hollow in the rock. A modern ladder hasbeen placed in position in order to access the passage that is higher up within the orrifice. From the ladder you can see a narrow tunnel about 15 feet deep has been dug out of the rock. This is adequate for 2 people to stand up in. What a lot of people don't know, however, is that this tunnel also continues upwards.....

The upward tunnel is not straight, and is impossible to access due to modern wooden supporting beams that criss cross within it, presumably to provide internal support to the structure itself. This tunnel goes south for a few feet, then turns east into towars the body of the Sphinx... and apparently ends abruptly, blocked by a concrete wall. (More about this later).

The hip area of the sphinx has experienced a great deal of weakness and has been repared many times in antiquity. What did this tunnel originally lead to? That is the question.....

Zahi Hawass and Mark Lehner actually wrote an article about the sphinx rump tunnel that was published in 1994, but is little known...

The hole in the head of the Sphinx has been explored and found to go into the head only, and stop abruptly.

There is also another hole, just behind the head.. that bores down about 6 metres into the structure, but again, ends abruptly. This is believed to be a fairly modern hole cut by explorers/grave robbers and therefore we will talk of it no more!

A third tunnel into the Sphinx body is located on the north side of the sphinx, and has not been opened since 1926, when Emile Braize opened it. There are photographs available showing 2 workmen stood within this opening.... This tunnel has never been explored since it was sealed by Emile Braize in 1926 with bricks and mortar. On October 16 1980 Zawi Hawass and Mark Lehner removed a brick sized rock, bonded with modern cement, that was beleived to have been place dthere by Braize.... behind this brick was a grey cememnt packing that was obviously form Braize's 1926 restoration works... (Along with all the cement daubed onto the neck and headress to make it more stable). A hole was forced through this cement and it was found that the bedrock floor drops off into a cavity. Behind this cement was a large limestone slab, again, apparently put in place by Braize to cover the opening into the passage beyond.

Now, the most interesting entrance/passage....

As you may be realising... the "restorations" carried out by Braize in 1926 were pretty drastic. Very early photo's of the sphinx show a huge fissure on top of the hips of the sphinx, which many claim led to the burial chamber. There is also documented evidence of a large rectangular entrance on top of the hips at the back of the sphinx. This entrance measured 4 feet x 2 feet in size and is mentioned in may travellers reports of visits to the sphinx. This shaft and burial chamber that it leads to is thought to have been formed during pharionic times, to form a retrospective burial chamber, which a few people actually gained access to. Unfortunately, by 1926, Braize had completely filled in this shaft and chamber with cement, thus making acces to the sub-terranian chamber impossible. The rump tunnel inside the sphinx, (Which, incidentally, is only now covered by the casing stones), also now terminates at this point, where braize's cement oozed into the tunnel on th eback and blocked this tunnel as well!
There is also a little known cavity beneath the altar of the sphinx, which today is covered with a modern metal grille, but descends into a cavity below. During Henry Salt's "restoration" works in the early 1800's he entered this cavity, Apparently a passage ran from this cavity, again, into the body of the Sphinx, however, following an argument with Count De Forbin, (author of "Travels in the Holy land"), Salt and Forbin alledgedly had an argument about this cavity, with Forbin insisting someone should crawl along the passage contained within, but it appears Salt could not be bothered and "dealt with the situation" in the manner of a diplomat, simply by sealing the tunnel off and settling the matter by brute force! This brick wall remains until today.. and still, once again, no-one has even thought of knocking it down to have a look! Salt is unlikely to have had the resources of Braize that enable him to poor vast quantities of cement into the Sphinx to seal the opening, Salt's blockage would probably be easy to unblock....

However, back to the hole in the back!

Charles Thompson, who visited the Shpinx in 1733, and published the account of his travels in 1754, talks of the "hole in the top of the back", He managed to uncover the hole under a light covering of sand. Thompson conveniently tells us precisely where in the top of the back this was, for he measured the distance and size of the hole. It is/was 75m feet from the back of the head, and 30 feet from the tail, in other words, In other words, it is at the point where the hips connect, and precisely where the huge fissure i mention earlier is located.... later to be filled by Braize with modern cement...

Not to mention the "Cuppola's" that rest up against the side of the Sphinx.... no-one knows of their purpose.....

So, in summary, and in answer to your question, Yes, a chamber beneath the Sphinx is well documented, although accounts of this chamber reveal that only some wood from a sarcophogas and some heiroglyphs were discovered.... which backs up the idea that this was formed out of a natural fissure in the limestone sometime in the Old Kingdom.

This chamber is certainly not the fabled "Hall of records" that has been much spoken about and searched for. That remains a mystery.....




posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 01:42 PM
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Just curious, where are your sources for this?

You also said that hieroglyphics were found, well were they translated?

And I still don't believe the Sphinx was built during the Old Kingdom.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 01:44 PM
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Wow! Great work, S&F!

I have a feeling that we will not know anytime soon, as the current regime wishes to shut off tourism to Egypt!!!



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 01:55 PM
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The majority of the above material is taken from "The Sphinx Mystery", written by Robert Temple, and other sources gleaned from many months of reading... Stunning book! He systematically works his way through ALL printed accounts of observations of the Sphinx throughout the ages... All of these tunnels are well documented, but seem to be ignored by mainstream egyptologists... (surprise surprise). But it is all out there...

Haven't found any accounts of the glyphs being translated.. Unfortunately the chamber was sealed by Braize's "restoration" works before we discovered how to decipher hieroglyphs... So maybe we will never know.. Unless of course, they decide to open it up... Which is next to impossible!

I couldn't agree more... You appear to have misinterpreted my information above... I say that the shaft and chamber were formed in the Old Kingdom period... I also believe the Sphinx to be a lot older.... A lot older.

PA



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 01:58 PM
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Why thank you kind sir... Fascinating isn't it?!!



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 02:10 PM
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Really makes you wonder why all the secrecy. Great post, thanks!



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 02:13 PM
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Indeed... Not to mention the secrecy surrounding what was discovered in the Osiris tomb... And still waiting for an update re: project Djedi...!!! Still!!!

PA



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 02:14 PM
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Interesting indeed. I wonder how many undiscovered key secrets still lie in and around the Sphinx and pyramids... more than we can imagine, probably.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 02:15 PM
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Ah, okay. I'm going to check out that book, sounds interesting.

Have you read, "The Orion Mystery" by Robert Bauval & Adrian Gilbert by chance?



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 02:24 PM
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"Raised I to LIGHT,
the children of KHEM.
Deep 'neath the rocks,
I buried my spaceship,
waiting the time when man might be free.

Over the spaceship,
erected a marker in the form
of a lion yet like unto man.
There 'neath the image rests yet my spaceship,
forth to be brought when need shall arise."

Too bad Zawai Hawass is preventing anyone from really investigating the Sphinx secrets.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 02:27 PM
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Really is an excellent book.. Incredibly well researched and presented... He attempts to Give a name to the face... Rather convincingly based on the pattern displayed on the headdress... Which can be identified...

Also tries to define the creature itself and what it was originally.. It is claimed that the original appearance of the Sphinx was in fact Anubis.. Guardian of the necropolis... A rather convincing argument in my opinion...

Nope, haven't read that yet! I can assure you it is now on my list! Care to give a brief summary??

PA



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 02:36 PM
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Originally posted by Raelsatu
"Raised I to LIGHT,
the children of KHEM.
Deep 'neath the rocks,
I buried my spaceship,
waiting the time when man might be free.

Over the spaceship,
erected a marker in the form
of a lion yet like unto man.
There 'neath the image rests yet my spaceship,
forth to be brought when need shall arise."

Too bad Zawai Hawass is preventing anyone from really investigating the Sphinx secrets.



Can you provide your source for this please?

My initial observations of your comments suggest to me that it was written fairly recently, as the idea that the Sphinx's body is that of a lion is a fairly modern idea... I dont follow that theory... I believe it to have originally been a statue of Anubis... Which would explain the fact that it simply does not look like a lion.... It's back should rise towards the back of the neck if it was a lion... It's too "sleek"to be a lion in my opinion... The paws have been reconstructed first in the old kingdom, then by the Romans.. And later with modern stones... I Personally would love to be able to read the inscription found on one of the paws before the modern covering was applied...which is not documented... Not to mention the missing text of the dream stelae!

PA



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 02:50 PM
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Do a search for The Emerald Tablets of Thoth. It can't be said whether or not the translation holds validity, and you're correct about it being a relatively modern writing in that it was translated by Dr Doreal in 1930, but the original is said to be trace back to the 1300s, written by alchemist who were inspired by the writings of Thoth the Atlantean. It may very well just be a modern piece of esoterica that can't be traced to ancient times. Maybe it is?

Regardless the Sphinx is such a huge mystery, like many of the other ancient constructions in Egypt. Perplexes and intrigues me.

Also, there's no proof that Doreal had any connection with the real, ancient Emerald Tablets; those are rumored to be contained in the Hall of Records, perhaps under the Sphinx?
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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 02:57 PM
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Yeah sure. Basically "The Orion Mystery" is about the correlation between Orion's belt (3 stars) with the 3 pyramids of Giza. It's mostly concerned with figuring out the age of the pyramids and their relationship with the stars, rather than HOW they were built. Also, other pyramids and their relationship to the stars are looked at. There's a saying, I think from Hermetica, saying how Ancient Egypt was a mirrored image of Heaven. The Pyramid Texts are looked at heavily throughout the book also. Ultimately, the pyramids were created to serve as the pharaoh's gateway to the stars. These pyramids have a purpose which is not yet fully understood and this book tries to find an answer to that question.

Here's an excerpt which I found interesting:

"It had been told to Solon by Egyptian priests who said that mysterious people from a place called Atlantis had invaded much of the Mediterranean basin as well as Egypt some nine thousand years ago, and that records of them still survived in Egypt." (This is from Plato's Timaeus)

And

"...the souls of humans are the stars and return to those stars when they die. Plato says that the demiurge made 'souls equal in number with the stars and distributed them, each soul to its several star...and he who should live well for his due span of time should journey back to the habitation of his consort star'..."

That's really interesting to be honest.
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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 05:20 PM
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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 06:05 PM
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Out of curiosity, there were recent threads which spoke of new pyramids found using satellite imagery. I wonder if they also correspond to stars as presented in the Orion case with the three main pyramids? It shouldn't take much research to find out...

Recent Thread

By the way, I didn't realize there were tunnels in the Sphinx, so your thread was very eye-opening to me; thanks...



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 08:51 PM
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Here is a link to a fantastic blog that lists all the literary references to chambers and passageways inside the Sphinx along with photos.

Inside The Great Sphinx



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 11:37 PM
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So.....(ahem...giggle).... What you are saying is that the sphinx has a sphincter! MUHAHAHAHAHA, i'm gonna choke.
Did they find any mumified gerbils up there? ROFL


Someone had to say it.
Ten mins later and I'm still laughing.

Great post though, very interesting.
There is supposed to be an anciend brotherhood that protects such secrets and that egyptologist thats always on the documentaries (is it Hawass?) is a member.
makes you wonder.


Sphincter
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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 12:07 AM
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Originally posted by PerfectAnomoly
Bump


I like both of your recent threads, they are pretty interesting reads. But isn't it rather self-serving and kind of in bad taste to bump your own threads like this?



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 12:21 AM
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Originally posted by bronco73

Originally posted by PerfectAnomoly
Bump


I like both of your recent threads, they are pretty interesting reads. But isn't it rather self-serving and kind of in bad taste to bump your own threads like this?


When you think that you have something really worth reading but no one seems to read it, I'd say no. I've seen a few threads shoot to the bottom of the charts just cause twenty more snuff threads just ended up being written moments after yours. Isn't it more of a shame if it were to languish away unnoticed on page two rather then get read?

And to OP, good thread sir. I enjoyed the information provided. I only wish there was some way that we the common man could get some answers.






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