How Old Is the Sphinx?

How old is the Sphinx?

  • A contemporary of the Pyramids - around 4,000 years old.

    Votes: 12 35.3%
  • Built by unknown ancients - around 12,000 years ago.

    Votes: 13 38.2%
  • Neither - Real evidence about the true builders is yet to be discovered.

    Votes: 3 8.8%
  • Don't know; don't care. Maybe it was aliens.

    Votes: 4 11.8%
  • Was built in stages between 12,000 years ago and the present.

    Votes: 2 5.9%

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"I don't think they would have named a constellation after a lion, having no lion gods and no obvious obsession with lions "

The Egyptian god of Money was often portrayed as a lion.
Cnubis was a snake with a lion's head.
Mahes had a man's body and lion's head, he was the god of summer.
Sakhmet, goddess of war, woman's body, lion's head again.
Menhit, same as Sakhmet.
Arensnuphis was often depicted as a lion.
(I got this from a quick search on the web, I knew they had lion gods and goddesses for a fact, try a quick search for:
egyptian lion god
on Google.)
I think the Sphinx is much older than the pyramids. I know nothing about geology or erosion. I did some reading on these theories awhile back and the shafts in the Great Pyramid pointing to where stars were 10,000 years aog (give or take) makes the whole 'harking back' theory plausible.

The most interesting thing I read from this little research was from a little book written by an Egyptian. Don't remember the title or author but he argued that the pyramids were not built by quarrying stone and dragging (or otherwise transporting) huge blocks of stone. He thinks the pyramids were 'poured' - made from whatever the Egyptians used that passed for concrete. He pointed out that arsenic was an ingredient of this ancient concrete and there was a suply of it nearby. i never built anything out of stone but he made alot of sense.
I believe the 'heretic' you're referring to is Atenakhen (sp?). Though he was only trying to make the sun-god, Aten, the dominant Egyptian deity and was opposed by the temples and priests (the 'establishment') who were more interested in maintaining the status quo for obvious reasons. :hmm:
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