The pattern of erosion on the Sphinx indicates that it was carved at the end of the last Ice Age, when heavy rains fell in the eastern Sahara, more than 12,000 years ago. This contrasts starkly with the ‘orthodox’ Egyptological dating for the Sphinx of around 4,500 years.
The seismic survey indicated the existence of several unexplored tunnels and cavities in the bedrock beneath the Sphinx, including a large rectangular chamber at a depth of some 25 feet beneath the monuments front paws.
In 1993, John West and his team, were physically expelled from the site by Dr. Zahi Hawass, the Egyptian government’s Chief Inspector of Antiquities for the Pyramids and Sphinx.
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