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Ancient cities lost for centuries. Treasures hidden deep under water. And secret chambers buried under the great Egyptian Sphinx. Ancient Aliens s3e4: Aliens and Temples of Gold, History 2011
Its origins are unknown. Its secrets have remained hidden for thousands of years. And it may hold the truth behind our very existence. The Great Sphinx of Giza is perhaps the most mysterious monument of Earth, but once its riddle is solved, will we find the ultimate proof that our ancestors were visited by alien beings? Ancient Aliens s9e2: Mysteries of the Sphinx
Although its proportions are colossal, those contours which have been preserved are subtle as they are pure. The expression on the face is gentle, graceful, and serene. Vivant Denon, Napoleon’s architect
The mystery of the Sphinx will never stop. Dr Zahi Hawass, Supreme Council of Antiquities
We have really to say to everyone that Napoleon Bonaparte has nothing to do with destroying the Sphinx’s nose as people say. We believe as Egyptologists that there was a Sufi in the ninth century A.D. who came to the Sphinx and found that people were still worshipping the Sphinx as a god. He did not like that. Dr Zahi Hawass
But the erosion argument has not stood up to the scrutiny of geologists. Erosion on the Giza Plateau does not depend on water ... There is no hard evidence that the Sphinx is any older than the orthodox date. Horizon: Atlantis Reborn Again, BBC 2000
Standing between the great pyramids of Giza is the Sphinx, a weathered statue of a mythological creature that was said to kill anyone who could not answer its riddle ... Who built this great monument and why? Unexplained Mysteries
A lion with the face of a pharaoh. The Sphinx towers above the Giza Plateau. It’s presided here for more than 4,500 years. It represents one of the oldest largest puzzles in archaeology. Who Built the Sphinx?
New evidence suggests the Sphinx pre-dates the pyramids. ibid.
Nothing represents the mysteries of ancient Egypt more than the great Sphinx. How did the Egyptians build this creature, the crouching lion with the human head? Who built it and why? Secrets of the Sphinx
From the day it was built the body of the Sphinx has been turning to dust. The blocks put there by Egyptians, Greeks and Romans were to protect and conceal its deteriorating body, especially the more vulnerable parts carved from soft limestone. ibid.
The debate rages on: the father Khufu or his son Khafra? ibid.
For thousands of years man has stood in awe of it: half human, half beast. The Sphinx is the largest single stone statue on Earth. Riddle of the Sphinx
It was when the Greeks arrived in Egypt that the real damage began. Inspired by the stone giant they named it the Sphinx and came up with their own mythological beast. ibid.
The most confusing find here has been the remains of a giant stone beard ... Fragments of this beard survive in the Cairo Museum. ibid.
Today we see the Sphinx in plain stone. But in ancient Egypt all statues were painted. ibid.
We were able to model what was underneath the Great Sphinx. We found under and in front of the left paw of the Sphinx what I believe is a major chamber ... It seems to have something in it. Dr Robert Schoch, Boston University
Taking all things into consideration, it seems that we must give the credit of erecting this, the world’s most wonderful statue, to Khafra, but always with this reservation: that there is not one single contemporary inscription which connects the Sphinx with Khafra; so, sound as it may appear, we must treat the evidence as circumstantial, until such time as a lucky turn of the spade of the excavator will reveal to the world a definite reference to the erection of the Sphinx. Selim Hassan, The Sphinx: Its History in the Light of Recent Excavations, 1949
The theory is that the Sphinx has been weathered by water and specifically by rain falling down over the Plateau over many thousands of years. John Anthony West, archaeologist
A whole chapter is missing from the human story. Graham Hancock
If it had to represent Khafra we have a problem: because on all the statues of Khafre he is represented with a beard. Dr Vassil Dobrev, French Archaeological Institute Cairo
Who built this wonder? What purpose did it serve? And could it hold the key to other ancient mysteries, the collective wisdom of a lost civilisation? Sphinx: Mystery in Stone
It faces due east on the Giza Plateau, almost four hundred metres from the Great Pyramids. It depicts a creature half-lion half-man. ibid.
Using a computer simulation [Robert] Bauval discovers that the constellation Leo roams in the east. The Sphinx appears to have been gazing towards its own image in the stars. ibid.
Like a master of disguise the Sphinx’s face has been changed several times. ibid.
Known as the sleeping prophet [Edgar] Cayce performed over fourteen thousand readings from 1901 to 1944. He spoke when entranced of a Hall of Records and described its exact position: he said a passageway to a secret chamber would be found beneath the front right paw of the Sphinx. ibid.
Sphinx: This is the oldest life-sized statue ever found in ancient Egypt … It was coated in white plaster … and painted … This is the scan of Khafre: the face of the Sphinx is superimposed on top. Michael Scott, Ancient Invisible Cities, BBC 2018
A lion with the head of a man carved from a single piece of rock in the Egyptian desert. No monument on Earth is more recognisable or more puzzling. Treasures Decoded s1e2: The Sphinx, History 2020
At nearly 60 feet high and 240 feet long the Sphinx is the biggest single-stone statue in existence. ibid.
By the time he [Thutmose] came to power, it was already a ruin. ibid.
The environment in this part of Egypt was much wetter than it is today. ibid.
Could the Sphinx really have been here before the pyramids? ibid.
Is it possible that the Sphinx was constructed more than 10,000 years ago? The UnXplained with William Shatner s3e8, History 2022