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Photograph ©1998 Guardian "What is that which has one voice and yet becomes four-footed and two-footed and three-footed?" [Apollodorus 3.5.7] "What goes on four legs at dawn, two at noon, and three at dusk?" [Parabola: Summer 2000][ The winged [Greek] sphinx of Boeotian Thebes, the most famous in legend, was said to have terrorized the people by demanding the answer to a riddle taught her by the Muses and devouring a man each time the riddle was answered incorrectly. Eventually Oedipus gave the proper answer: man, who crawls on all fours in infancy, walks on two feet when grown, and leans on a staff in old age; the sphinx thereupon killed herself. From this tale apparently grew the legend that the sphinx was omniscient, and even today the wisdom of the sphinx is proverbial. [From: Britannica Online]
Ever since its relatively recent rediscovery, theories and controversies, much in imitation of the desert sands, have swirled around the Sphinx. Perhaps this situation is not new, and the same occurred after previous rediscoveries, which were also followed by feverish attempts at repair and preservation, after which the desert once again claimed all but its enigmatic Sphinx head.
uninteresting. be sure to visit the >Forum to read what others have to say and to post your own opinions and . Along came a few "new" researchers who had also fallen under the Sphinx's spell. and paleontologist. Finding fresh. P. In some cases. The work that they've done. even more unfortunately. To see a table of contents. I'd investigate the Sphinx. slow-speaking.D. Almost a century ago. Their coauthored book. s/he must wade through rumor. Ouspensky wrote about his visit to the Sphinx. those charged with protecting this precious leonine treasure actually deny access to researchers with whom they have had disagreements over theory. is much too detailed to cover on a few pages of a web site.long periods of rains. The people who have contributed to the status quo of the now stale and challenged "accepted theory" appear to be reluctant to accept new research. Keep in mind that this is not the main page of the site. and. In the meantime. vitriolic back-biting. S/he first enchanted me when I was about 7 and captured me quite sublimely a few years ago while I was digging for information on the original Oracle at Delphi. ancient structure to a minor existence -. The Message of the Sphinx should be available in libraries by now. reliable news on just what is going on is very difficult. Whenever a standstill came about in my Delphi research. You may find that his down-to-earth yet mystical description explains a portion of the Sphinx's magnetic attraction. this theory lacked common sense. the most interesting item I'd found concerning the Sphinx was what Edgar Cayce had uttered while in trance: that there were hidden areas below the Sphinx and that a Hall of Records would be discovered near the end of this century. supposition. Educational television programs seemed bent on taking an exciting topic and making it as boring as possible. and relegated this great. When one does come across new information.The real riddle of the Sphinx at Giza relates to its very identity. We have John Anthony West to thank for his having contacted Robert Schoch. This section will be continually updated as I come across new information. To me. together and individually. Everything that you may have learned in school or through mainstream educational programs is most likely erroneous. Professor Schoch has presented evidence that the Sphinx has been eroded by precipitation -. All of the other resources were dry. uninspiring gents who gave the impression of never having left their museums. The Great Sphinx casts spells of charming. stratigrapher. At the time. I hope you'll enjoy the reading selections and links provided below. Spokespersons were typically old.constructed only as a memorial to one egomaniacal pharaoh or another. a respected geologist. Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval took this information and combined it with their own research and that of many others. go to the main page of Morgana's Observatory.
The Sphinx appears unmistakably to be a relic of ." But it has long been agreed that this is an altogether unsatisfactory interpretation and that the inscription probably refers to the occasion of some partial restoration made comparatively recently. great face with its gaze directed into the distance. and where there are many other monuments.of this nothing is known. a glance that spoke of mysteries beyond our power of comprehension. if not the most remarkable. older than the pyramids. sit down on the sand before the Sphinx. older than her gods. it was once surmised that the figure represented the image of the Egyptian god Harmakuti.D. Deep blue sky. the Sphinx was the same riddle as it is for us today. The Sphinx by P.] This means that even for the most ancient of the ancient Egyptians. By whom. which. Ouspensky Yellowish-grey sand. and why the Sphinx was erected -. The Sphinx lies on the Gizeh plateau. "The Sun on the Horizon. inscribed with drawings and hieroglyphs.questions. neck and part of its back project. Beings such as ourselves could not create a Sphinx. I know nothing that it would be possible to put side by side with it. I used often to go to Gizeh from Cairo. It belongs indeed to quite another art than the art we know. already discovered and still to be discovered. understand the idea of the artists who created it. and just before me this strange. [Note: Ouspensky was writing between 1908-1914. those of the first dynasties six to seven thousand years before the birth of Christ. when. found between the paws of the Sphinx. look at it and try to understand it. From the stone tablet. the Sphinx is older than historical Egypt. Nor can our culture create anything like it. in their turn. and a number of tombs of different epochs. In the distance the triangle of the Pyramid of Khephren. I was swallowed up in its glance. above the level of which only its head. The Sphinx is indisputably one of the most remarkable. Present-day archaeology takes the Sphinx to be prehistoric. And on each and every occasion I experienced the same fear and terror of annihilation. where the great pyramids stand. As a matter of fact. The Sphinx lies in a hollow. are much older than is thought. of the world’s works of art.
something that at once place it for me among the most enigmatic and at the same time fundamental problems of life and the world. I felt that I did not exist. indeed. I had thought that the Sphinx would have a very "alien" face. I did not exist and could not exist for it. it could not see me. The sense of annihilation and the terror of vanishing came from feeling myself in some way too transient for the Sphinx to be able to notice me. I felt something in it that I had never read and never heard of. Not at all. This is the famous riddle of the Sphinx. it is as if a kind of veil falls from its face. complex hieroglyph. But when I saw the Sphinx for myself. uneasiness. . under this strange glance.do I exist for myself? Do I . the triangles of the head ornament behind the ears become invisible. And I could not answer my own question -. then a growing. It was the glance of a being who thinks in centuries and millennia.another. and before you there emerges clearly a complete and undamaged face with eyes which look over and beyond you into the unknown distance. I felt that not only did these fleeting moments or hours which I could pass before it not exist for it. the whole of my life would flash by so swiftly for it that it could not notice me. but. Previously.and trying to understand. We are so accustomed to feel that we are. and not because I was too small in comparison with the profundity of wisdom it contained and guarded. in this feeling. Its glance was fixed on something else. and I felt that the Sphinx was not seeing me. that we exist. But this is not the case. with some new form of perception. there was an icy coldness. in any sort of relation? And in this thought. To begin with. a very ancient culture. With the exception of the head ornament there is nothing of "ancient history" about it. At first I saw only that the Sphinx looked beyond me into the distance. and reveals itself to the person who can read this strange cipher which is embodied in the forms. The face of the Sphinx strikes one with wonder at the first glance. or a book in stone. For some reason I had feared that there would be. The face is a good deal disfigured.on the spot from which the second pyramid in the distance makes an exact triangle behind the Sphinx -. that there was no I. when reading a book about the Sphinx. that if I could stay under its gaze from birth to death. and not only was it not seeing. and that without these aids it would be impossible to discover anything in it. which was possessed of knowledge far greater than ours. Its face is simple and understandable. I remember sitting on the sand in front of the Sphinx -. correlations and measurements of the different parts of the Sphinx. exist in any sort of sense. That would have been natural and comprehensible. it is quite a modern face. But if you move away a little and look for a long time at the Sphinx. here. it had seemed to me that it would be necessary to approach it with the full equipment of a knowledge different from ours. But soon I began to have a kind of vague. There is a tradition or theory that the Sphinx is a great. yet all at once. some special kind of mathematics. It is only the way that it looks that is strange. Another moment. to read its glance. which contains the whole totality of ancient knowledge. which from the most ancient times so many wise souls have attempted to solve.
How this could be I did not understand. it lived through all events and happenings of thousands of years -. I felt that in these moments. And only later. the Great Sphinx will not leave you unmoved. much older than anything else he had seen either at Giza or elsewhere. John A. and I felt that I was beginning. slowly. and its face seemed to reflect something that it saw. It is 66' high and an impressive 240' long. at something not of this world but beyond it. were becoming confused. Its makers gave it a man's head (some say it's a woman) and the body of a lion. And its eyes gaze forever at the distant horizon due east. that is reflected or "frozen" in the essence and age of the Sphinx.that I could not be so much as perceived. West's strong "gut feeling" had rarely let him down. Nothing can prepare a first-time visitor for the awe-inspiring experience of meeting the Great Sphinx face to face. in which I stood before the Sphinx. It has the most extraordinary expression. But I felt that my consciousness grasped the shadow of the exalted fantasy or clairvoyance of the artists who had created the Sphinx. No matter who you are. like a hundred Mona Lisas all rolled into one. something which I could neither see nor understand. when all these impressions began to unite with those which I had formerly known and felt. I touched the mystery but could neither define nor formulate it. To him the Sphinx had always appeared as a monument apart. One day. All ideas about time. and much. beyond me. And the Sphinx before me looked into the distance. It is shrouded in mystery. while reading a book on Egypt by the French author and mathematician Schwaller de Lubicz . about things. at the equinox point. Was the Sphinx built over 10.000 years ago? by Robert Bauval The Language of Stone The Great Sphinx of Giza is probably the world's best known relic from the distant past. to understand. about life. no matter what your disposition and temperament. He has stood in the shadow of this great statue many a time since he started visiting Egypt some thirty years ago. West knows this phenomenon well. The Sphinx is not built with quarried blocks like the pyramids and temples it guards. but carved out of the living bedrock. perhaps. Something. slowly. Eternity! This word flashed into my consciousness and went through me with a sort of cold shudder. in the sky.and that on the other hand centuries passed for it like moments. the fringe of the curtain seemed to move.
as someone else has put it -.(Sacred Science. said Schoch if it is conceded that the Sphinx was built at an epoch when such rains were common in this region and that the other monuments at Giza were built long after these rains had stopped. this did not prove that both monuments were built as one complex nor. His conclusions. but by water -. more relevantly. By such standards. Dr. Turning to a close-up photograph of the Sphinx. Not impossible. Schoch politely shrugged his shoulders. Again impossible. In short. So could the Sphinx be much older than the reign of Khafre. Now. future generations of archaeologists may one day allocate ownership of the Sphinx to the builder of the Sound & Light theater because of its proximity to the Sphinx complex or -. Robert Schoch. was worth investigating. West suddenly realized that the weathering patterns on the Sphinx were not horizontal as seen on other monuments at Giza. were to convulse the world of archaeology. as West had long suspected it was? Could this hypothesis explain. As for the proximity of Khafre's pyramid to the Sphinx (it is 1700 feet away). There sure had been plenty of those in this arid region of the Sahara. The usual was to happen. horizontal weathering is the result of prolonged exposure to strong winds and sandstorms.attribute St. as had previously been thought. But how could this be? Was Schoch saying that such heavy rains only fell on the Sphinx area but nowhere else at Giza? That was impossible. West knew that most Egyptologists believed that the Sphinx was built in 2500 BCE in the time of the pharaoh Chephren (of Khafre). Schwaller made a passing remark on what appeared to be water erosion on the body of the Sphinx. which came after several months of analysis. were not caused by wind effect. clearly. Could water have caused the vertical weathering on the Sphinx? Water from where? Something. replied the ruffled Egyptologists. Schoch argued. the strange vertical weathering on the statue? In 1991. Yet his study had shown him that this believe was more a dogma than anything else. retorted the Egyptologists. who is identified with the Second Pyramid at Giza. Khafre may well be the quintessential "Kilroy was here" of antiquity. He also knew that this belief was now so entrenched that it would take an intellectual bulldozer to tug it out. Paul's Cathedral to General Gordon of Khartoum just because his statue was found in it. The vertical weathering patterns on the Sphinx and its enclosure. John West was branded a charlatan and a . at the same epoch. Paris 1961) an answer to his intuitive hunch came shooting straight at him. The answer was no. He asked himself if a proof-positive identification between Khafre and the Sphinx would stand in an "open court" under public scrutiny. for example. but vertical.water from torrential rains pouring down in sheets over these ancient structures. a prominent geologist and professor from Boston University examined the unique weathering patterns on the Sphinx and its enclosure. There was no inscription either carved on a wall or a stela or written on the throngs of papyri that identified Khafre or anyone else with the construction of the Sphinx and its nearby temples.
Anything less would be short change.500 BCE. Astronomy Joins The Sphinx Debate In 1989. I also demonstrated that the best fit for the Giza Pyramids/Nile pattern with the Orion's belt/Milky Way pattern occurred when the sky was pushed back in time (i. This is. To support this contention. that you can read through the allegorical "language" of the ancients via the symbolic architecture and the related Pyramid Texts. and not they. precessed) to the epoch of 10. Scientific logic was on his side. of course. the stars of Orion can be said to have a starting point or "beginning" at the nadir of their precessional cycle. and Schoch was politely shunned for stepping on the Egyptological turf. He was now determined more than ever to see that the Egyptologists either prove him wrong with equal or better scientific arguments or concede that he. that his origins are rooted in the First Time. I published a paper in the Oxford Journal. There were good reasons for doing so. "Here is Osiris. yet know. which they believed had long predated the Pyramid Age.sensation-seeker. Graham Hancock and I got together to investigate this issue. was relentless. he did not have the lofty credentials of his learned opponents. for example. to put it in another way. I brought into evidence the inclined shaft in the Great Pyramid which was aimed at the south meridian toward this group of stars.somewhat as the gifted architects of gothic cathedrals froze in allegorical stonework the "time of Christ?" In 1993. this "silent" astro-architectural language seemed to be spelling out. Provided. and the Great Pyramid had a shaft directed to Orion at the meridian. And they do.. Simple calculations show that this occurred in 10. of course. too. is due to the phenomenon of precession. John West. To me. in the sky when these pyramids were built.e. they could not help noting that these stars crossed the south meridian at different altitudes at different epoch. 13). constantly referred to a remote golden age they called Zep Tepi. was right about the age of the Sphinx. is the "Q-Basics" of the master astronomers who designed the Giza complex. Osiris was Orion. The ancient Egyptians. Discussions In Egyptology (vol. but this did not deter him. Allegory. as well as written evidence from the Pyramid Texts that identified the afterlife destiny of the pyramid-kings with Orion. Could the ancient astronomers of the Pyramid Age have used their very clever "silent language" combined with precession to freeze the "First Time" of Osiris -. however. He had a hunch that the curious harking back to the epoch of .500 BCE. the "First Time" of Osiris. not credentials. Later in my book The Orion Mystery. In short. Graham was quick to realize the important implications this approach could have on the Sphinx problem. When the stars of Orion are observed at the meridian in the precise manner that the ancient Egyptian astronomers did over many centuries. in which I demonstrated that the three Great Pyramids and their relative position to the Nile created on the ground formed a sort of 3-D "hologram" of the three stars of Orion's belt and their relative position to the Milky Way." But the First Time of what? How could the stars of Orion have a First Time? Well they can. True.
500 BCE by the pyramid builders was an invitation by them to consider the actual age of the Sphinx. While clearing the area in front of the Sphinx and the Valley Temple.10." Hancock pointed out that 10. so we asked one of the inspectors in charge if we could take a closer look. It precisely denoted another beginning. But which tag? What could the Sphinx be representing that was in the sky? Could this have something to do with the due east direction of its gaze toward the horizon? In his Fingerprints of the Gods. This artery is itself intersected by two paved pathways coming from the Valley Temple and going due east -. This was evident by the botches of modern mortar and iron bars that were left embedded in the ceiling of the ancient pathways. then the Sphinx must be an "original" time-marker of that remote epoch using a celestial tag valid for 10. This event brought the celestial lion to rest due east. The Sphinx. and so we decided to meet directly at Giza. thus in perfect alignment with the Sphinx. But why the vestiges were covered up again. An inspector standing by seemed to think that these modern-day additions were made either when Egyptologist Selim Hassan was clearing the area for the Egyptian Antiquity Organization in the 1930s or later in the 1950s when the Sons Et Lumieres open-air theater was constructed nearby. the Egyptian Antiquities Organization finally decided to refurbish the old parking lot east of the Sphinx.much as two . a "lucky turn of the spade" from one of the laborers unearthed part of an ancient complex of underground galleries and pathways. John Anthony West also was on his way there.500 BCE. was made to look at his own image in the horizon -. Hancock pointed out that the First Time date of 10. Graham Hancock and I planned a short trip to Egypt to see for ourselves what was going on.and consequently at his own "time. in other words. These vestiges consisted of a major artery cut into the natural bedrock (some 10 feet wide and 200 feet long from north to south) which runs in front of the Valley Temple and the Sphinx.500 BCE also denoted the beginning or First Time of the Age of Leo.500 BCE was no random date. probably in an attempt to reinforce the relics. Could it be possible that some blueprint was put into motion in 10. for reasons unknown. it was covered up again. If this hypothesis was correct.500 BCE with the making of the Sphinx then to be completed much later by the builders of the Pyramids? A Lucky Turn Of The Spade In October 1995. This was when the Lion constellation would have risen heliacally (at dawn before the sun) on the day of the vernal (spring) equinox. By a stroke of good fortune. that of Orion-Osiris defined on the ground with the pattern and alignments of the nearby Pyramids. Laborers and masons were digging and clearing the area in front of the Sphinx and its temples. It looked as if part of the area had already been excavated some years ago but then. the Egyptian authorities had not yet cordoned this area. Hearing of this providential discovery. and why and how they came to be forgotten remains a mystery.
" The President of the Supreme Council for Antiquities. the First Time. "This is not a door. a small "door" made of marble or limestone with two copper handles fixed on it was discovered by a mechanized robot (Upuaut II. and Sokar (a hawk-headed deity) was identified with Osiris. Odd coincidences? Perhaps. Since then the discoverer. This strange chamber was called the "House of Sokar" in Rostau. sided with the Egyptians and condemned Gantenbrink for his press action. Or will astronomy make "a lucky turn of the spade" that will convert this supposedly cosmic myth into an historical reality? Information on the Great Pyramid and Sphinx by Graham Hancock The "Door" in the Great Pyramid In March 1993. the aker-sphinx of the eastern gate sits with its hind parts in a hollow. Rainer Stadelmann. In this mysterious chamber is said to be some lofty secret. Behind the lion towers a huge mound or pyramid. These pathways dip very oddly at their eastern end and then vanish into the ground.SCA) was that Gantenbrink leaked the news of the discovery to the British Press in April 1993 and thus. robotics engineer Rudolf Gantenbrink from Munich.small roads bridge over a straight motorway. The Director of the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo. which is made from a single piece of limestone." "The orifice of the shaft is too small for the robot to go through. Stadelmann was adamant about the non-importance of the find. Giza in ancient times was also called Rostau. is broken at one corner. The official reason given by the Egyptian Antiquities Authorities (known as the Supreme Council of Antiquities -. the legendary gates of the Afterworld were guarded by two gigantic lions or sphinxes called Aker. Underneath it can be seen a curious underground stream or duct. Muhamad Bakr. no doubt from the "Gods" who ruled the land of Egypt during the remote epoch of Zep Tepi. broke a "rule" of archaeology. oval chamber which appears to be hermetically sealed. Dr. Dr. Its lid. and under it is found a large. "Me opener of the way" in ancient Egyptian) at the end of a long narrow shaft (8 x 8 inches and 200 feet long). . In New Kingdom tomb drawings. apparently. has been banned from resuming the exploration and opening the door. went as far as claiming a "hoax. But what could its function have been? And what was the purpose of the underground waterway? According to a prominent Ancient Egyptian myth. there is nothing behind it. and through it we could see water flowing (mixed with the sewage from the nearby village) and heading toward the Sphinx and the Valley Temple. The resemblance to the Sphinx complex at Giza is uncanny. We also noticed a very curious manhole set in the main artery at the point where it intersects the southern pathway. Dr." and he accused the "German scientist" of not having the correct "approvals" from the SCA to carry out the exploration. The whole complex was obviously very ancient and almost certainly contemporary with the Sphinx.
Seismography. John West and his team were physically expelled from the site by Dr. McBride-Ratclif & Associates.The team's conclusions were as follows: A. The Egyptians rejected the offer. Dr. Zahi Hawass. which is reported to be raising the huge sum of $10 million to promote a staged a "live opening" of the door on television networks. Dr. III." Refusing to give names. Bakr fired the Chief Inspector of the Giza Pyramid Plateau. Mr." Meanwhile.500 years ago. Peter Zuuring. In early 1994. This contrasts starkly with the "orthodox" Egyptological dating for the Sphinx of around 4.000 years ago. Amid accusations of malpractice and fraud. Tunnels and Chambers Under the Great Sphinx I. including a large rectangular chamber at a depth of some 25 feet beneath the monuments front paws. The Canadian "mission" is owned by Amtex Corporation of Canada. Professor of Geology at Boston University.Dr. when heavy rains fell on the eastern Sahara -perhaps more than 12. claimed that the discovery of the "door" was "THE discovery in Egypt. Robert Schoch. About the same time. and we are absolutely going to drum this thing to death. Whatever the event we are going to stage. Meanwhile. Dr. Dr. a multimedia CD-ROM company. Dr. an independent Egyptologist. scientific investigators conducted geological and seismic surveys around the Great Sphinx of Egypt. it will be televised live. II. Gantenbrink offered his robot to the Egyptians and also offered to train an Egyptian technician to man the equipment and open the door. Dr. although the official reason given was that a valuable ancient "statue" under the custody of Hawass was stolen from Giza. Bakr spoke of a "mafia" which had been involved with the Pyramids for "the last twenty years. . but my request was refused. Hawass was reinstalled at his post at the Giza Pyramids. B. "I'm working with a private guy who is a personal friend of Hawass. who went to the USA. Nur El Din." and speculated on important artifacts behind it." In March 1996 however. from the highly respected Houston consulting firm." but not including Rudolf Gantenbrink or his robot. Bakr himself was fired and replaced by Dr. The chief geologist was Dr. in June 1993. Hawass was to declare that "I do not think this is a door. Hawass. Three months later. In a series of expeditions between 1991 and 1993 led by John Anthony West. "I wanted the whole matter investigated by the prosecution authorities. Dr. Nur El Din. In 1993. Dr." reported Amtex Corporation's president. and there is nothing behind it." replied Dr. The pattern of erosion on the Sphinx indicates that it was carved at the end of the last Ice Age. and the chief seismologist was Thomas Dobecki. Hawass changed his mind once again and declared Gantenbrink's find as being one of huge interest and that the door would be opened in September 1996 by a Canadian "mission. Geology. "We are very busy at the moment. The seismic survey indicated the existence of several unexplored tunnels and cavities in the bedrock beneath the Sphinx. Bakr said.
The NBC film was produced by a certain Boris Said and partially financed by investments from the members of the Association for Research and Enlightenment. On April 11th. headquartered in Virginia Beach in the US. In addition. Dr.and thus the work of a lost civilization -. "American hallucinations. He appeared to be angered by the suggestion that the Sphinx might be far older than the civilization of Egypt itself -. Hawass on his further reasons for expelling John West and his team from the Sphinx enclosure: "I have found that their work is carried out by installing endoscopes in the Sphinx body and shooting film for all phases of the work in a propagandistic but not scientific manner. There is no scientific basis for any of this. This team. "We do not work for the Edgar Cayce Group. we are surveying the . They definitely weren't built by men from Atlantis. It's nonsense and we won't allow our monuments to be exploited for personal enrichment. We have older monuments in the same area. In April 1996.400 BCE. The ARE." V. an American multimillionaire. the Egyptian authorities granted a one-year license to a new team to conduct surveys around the Sphinx.Zahi Hawass then (and now) the Egyptian government's Chief Inspector of Antiquities for the Pyramids and Sphinx. John West and Professor Robert Schoch of Boston University put in an application to the Egyptian authorities to resume their research. VII.500 BCE by the survivors of the lost civilization of Atlantis and that the survivors had concealed beneath it a "Hall of Records" containing all the wisdom of their lost civilization and the true history of the human race." IV. The Sphinx is the soul of Egypt. In 1995. He connected the opening to second coming of Christ. VI. Schor stated of his current project at the Sphinx. I therefore suspended the work of this unscientific mission and made a report which was presented to the permanent commission who rejected the mission's work in the future. which claims academic sponsorship from Florida State University . who died in 1947. is largely financed through the Schor Foundation of New York -. Cayce prophesied that this Hall of Records would be rediscovered and opened between 1996 and 1998. An article in the Egyptian press responding to the NBC film quoted Dr. Schor is a life member of the ARE and wrote on 24th May 1994 of his great personal interest in corroborating "the Cayce records which indicated that the culture which led to the building of the Pyramids dates to 10.and was particularly incensed by an NBC television film that was made about the team's work This film linked the Sphinx to Atlantis and suggested that the chamber beneath the paws might contain the legendary "Hall of Records" of Atlantis. Edgar Cayce. Joseph Schor. Their application was ignored." VIII. Hawass called these claims." He also stated his wish "to further delineate that civilization. The major purpose of the Schor Foundation and Florida State University is to aid in the preservation and restoration of the Pyramids and Sphinx. Prominent amongst Cayce's pronouncements were many statements to the effect that the Sphinx had been built in 10.by Dr. is a multimillion dollar organization that exists to promulgate the teachings and prophecies of an American psychic. 1996 Dr.
Also financed by Dr. and another in the Aryan or Yucatan land. 1941) ." IX.the one in the Atlantean land. with the record of the . and part in the newer form of the Atlanteans.the entity joined with those who were active in putting the records in forms that were partially of the old characters of the ancient or early Egyptian. Zahi Hawass scrambling into a tunnel leading under the Sphinx. "Edgar Cayce. Sep 25." In commentary. The film opens with Dr. 1996 Dr. Zahi Hawass announced in the Egyptian press that there were secret tunnels under the Sphinx and around the Pyramids and stated his belief that these tunnels would prove to "carry many secrets of the building of the Pyramids. he turns to face the camera and whispers to the viewer. another in the place of the records that leadeth from the Sphinx to the hall of records. But we are going to open it for the first time.." On the Sphinx "It would be well if this entity were to seek either of the three phases of the ways and means in which those records of the activities of individuals were preserved -. America's famous Sleeping Prophet. and for the preservation of data that is yet to be found from the chambers of the way between the Sphinx and the pyramid of records. and the developments of the peoples throughout their sojourn. where the temple there is overshadowing same. "It was made to test script and equipment and was made in November 1995. we'll show you what lies beneath this great statue -. Schor has stated that this video is not a promotional venture aimed at hooking a major US network to televise a live opening of a chamber under the Sphinx.underground of the Giza Plateau to find faults and chasms that might collapse. (3575-2. live. predicted that a chamber would be discovered beneath the Sphinx -. For the first time. Jan 20. in a few years from now. or began the encasements in that land. which will rise and is rising again.a chamber containing the recorded history of human civilization. Schor is a short video film shot at the end of 1995 by Boris Said and produced in early 1996. "Even Indiana Jones would never dream to be here. Can you believe it? We are now inside the Sphinx in this tunnel. that sank. No one really knows what's inside this tunnel. This will increase the safety of the plateau. A: A record of Atlantis from the beginning of those periods when the Spirit took form. together with the record of the first destruction." X. Jul 17. especially when the house or tomb of records is opened. These may be found. We have abandoned its use. which was many months before we received approval for our expedition. 1939)" ".[the entity] was among the first to set the records that are yet to be discovered or yet to be had of those activities in the Atlantean land. Dr.a chamber which will be opened tonight. in the Egyptian land." XI. He insists... This tunnel has never been opened before. 1944)" "Q: Give in detail what the sealed room contains. and the changes that took place in the land.. the film's narrator goes on to state. for our television cameras. (2537-1. On April 14. (2012-1. When he reaches the bottom.
sealed door bearing the special mark that identified the tomb as a royal necropolis. Carter pulled down the sealed door. A MAGNIFICENT TOMB WITH SEALS INTACT. Almost by chance. Beyond it he found another rubble-filled passageway thirty feet long and a second sealed door. Carter went no further. RECOVERED SAME FOR YOUR ARRIVAL. Oct 29. As his eyes became accustomed to the dim light. it [Atlantis] must rise again. [Source: Edgar Cayce on Atlantis by Edgar Evans Cayce] Discovery of King Tut's Tomb AT LAST HAVE MADE WONDERFUL DISCOVERY IN VALLEY. what. and where the opening of the records would come. 1933)" In several of his readings. Carter had finally tried one last desperate dig. to prevent looting. his native laborers cleared away three feet of earth beneath an innocuous workman’s hut erected centuries before.as the line of the shadows (or light) falls between the paws of the Sphinx.sojournings of the peoples and their varied activities in other lands. and the building of the pyramid of initiation. These. gilded couches. with Carnarvon present. 1922.as the sun rises from the waters -. sent by Howard Carter to his sponsor. In position. The hidden entry led to a blocked-up. CONGRATULATIONS This telegram. By the flickering light of his candle. (378-16. . Then [it lies] between the Sphinx and the river. and Ramses VI. by other survivors of the disaster to be buried somewhere in the Yucatan area of Mexico. He also said that a third set of records still resides in the heart of Atlantis itself. were carefully buried in a secret chamber somewhere near to the Great Sphinx. A second set of these records was taken. For with the change. Filling the stairway with rubble again. Again the barricade was torn away -. for the activities in the destruction of Atlantis. that was set later as the sentinel or guard and which may not be entered from the connecting chambers from the Sphinx's right paw until the time has been fulfilled when the changes must be active in this sphere of man's experience. and found the first of sixteen steps cut steeply down into the bedrock. he said. With admirable restraint. electrified the world. Searching amid rubble heaps left by dozens of archaeologists over a span of a hundred years. that are as copies from the sunken Atlantis. His area: a small triangle of rocky debris bounded by the tombs of Ramses II. On November 25. Merneptah. which stands guard like a sentinel over the Pyramids of Giza. Cayce stated that the survivors of the lost continent of Atlantis had brought with them records relating to their earliest history.to reveal a sight that rendered him speechless. this lies -. he posted a guard and awaited Carnarvon’s arrival three weeks later. and a record of the meetings of all the nations or lands. Lord Carnarvon.all glinting of gold. on November 6. he said. together with whom. he saw strangely shaped animal figures and statues and a jumbled mass of objects -.
An undefiled mummy still lay concealed within the shrine. yellow quartzite block with a rose granite lid that weighed well over a half ton. Carter discovered that while the artisan craftsmanship used to build the shrine had been superb. and very fragile. from an insect bite. these bolted and sealed.the mummy of King Tut. At last Carter’s search had reached the ultimate. which joined the treasures . Carter’s team photographed. and nine feet high. the assembly laborers had left a good deal to be desired.gold-plated chariots. and hundreds of other spectacular treasures. On February 17. On Tut’s face was a 22-pound solid gold burial mask. Its transfer from the burial chamber took 84 days of struggle -. with the doors facing east instead of west and the side panels reversed. a point beyond which grave robbers had not been able to penetrate. the burial chamber itself. The news went out immediately. And they had pounded reluctant joinings into position with heavy hammer blows. in 1923. Ironically. leaving noticeable dents. the workers had put the shrine together backward. and packed the items for shipment to Cairo. and the second a third. The climax was yet to come. An outer anthropoid coffin concealed a second. The opening of the sarcophagus gave the final surprise. They had found the burial place of the boy-king Tutankhamen. Within the final coffin lay the goal of the dig -. all of them heavy. Ignoring the markings that indicated the proper assembly sequence. Carter continued the discoveries through the winter seasons of 1925-27. During the centuries a chemical reaction had carbonized the bones and tissues beyond any hope of salvage. sixteen feet six inches long. The tremendous shrine proved to be actually four shrines. worth a princely sum. They had poured a tarlike unguent between the gold coffin and the wooden (middle) coffin as well as over the wrapped mummy. Carter treated the 32-centuries-old objects to preserve them against further decay. The innermost coffin was the most amazing find of all: a solid gold case six feet one and three-quarters inches long and nearly one-quarter inch thick. The mummy’s bindings hid 143 pieces of jewelry. as the press reported his every move from tents hastily pitched at the site. catalogued. he died just two months later. Chinese box-fashion. appeared. For two months. Before the sarcophagus lid could be raised. Carter opened the folding (but not sealed) doors at the shrine’s east end. the entire room -. The sight was unbelievable.almost a full day for each of its component parts. a large. Lord Carnarvon did not live to marvel at what was to come next. the shrine had to be taken apart and removed from the room. With great care. one inside the other. Despite a series of delays imposed by the Egyptian government.except for a fifteen-inch space at each side -. Carter and Carnarvon broke through into the next sealed room. A second set of doors confronted him. And inside the innermost was the sarcophagus. Carter soon learned that the king’s embalmers had erred in seeking to preserve the corpse for the ages. hard to handle. with the antechamber now cleared. strewn haphazardly about the chamber.was filled by a huge golden shrine ten feet nine inches wide.
two were alive forty years later. Of the ten principal diggers at Tutankhamen’s tomb. received June 14. Dr. [From: The 20th Century by David Wallechinsky] See also: Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation Giza News The Sphinx Sits Over A Time Bomb [From: Egypt News. accused the restorers of using a chemical substance called "Nemex" in their restoration of the Sphinx's neck and chest. The valuable treasures. dying around 1323 BCE at the age of about nineteen. the tomb itself was the victim of a curse -. 3. however. leading the Egyptian Antiquities Organization to declare the area closed. Dean of the Luxor College for Restoration. By 1991.tourists. But the riches found in his tomb gave the world its first glimpse of a complete funerary assemblage for an Egyptian pharaoh.] Last week the Arabic daily newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat published an article by Ahmed Osman in which the Sphinx restoration project has been severely criticised. The article cites two main causes for the rising water table: the building of the Aswan Dam and the growth of the village of Nazlet El Samman.220 items were catalogued. However.despite the completion of a ten-year restoration project! Beneath the rock of the Giza Plateau the underground water level has been rising for the last fifty years causing salt to develop inside the stone forming the Sphinx's body. 1999. Opening the tomb gave rise to a press-inspired "pharaoh’s curse.already found. Mohamed Abdel Hadi. King Tut himself was probably insignificant. which extends between the Nile and the Giza Plateau. Their sweat released salt that clung to the walls. objects previously described in religious texts and contemporary writings. and another five lived an average of twenty years beyond its opening.000 visitors a day were entering the tomb and stirring up the dust on the walls. The article points out that the Great Sphinx of Giza is still at risk of being damaged and a complete collapse could occur in a few years time -. . On rare occasions the Egyptian authorities permit exhibitions of them outside the country. According to the Cairo weekly Akhbar El Adab. are on display at the Cairo Museum. and their breath released organisms that remained trapped inside the tomb. The tourists brought with them bacteria and fungi that damaged the contents of the tomb. Eventually a total of 5. Tut’s body was returned to the tomb where it rests today. and allegedly a score of other individuals were struck down because of their involvement with dismantling the shrine." Carnarvon had died almost immediately.
a professor of restoration. thus leaving it to deteriorate from the inside away from our eyes. told Ahmed Osman that instead of treating the real problem facing the Sphinx from underground water damage. The Rosetta Stone was found in July 1799 by French soldiers during the occupation of Egypt by Napoleon and was eventually ceded to the British after the defeat of the French forces. . and the administration. Greek was the language of the court. Akhbar El Abad also reported Dr. Scholars were able to decipher the Hieroglyphs through its relationship to the Greek script. Ali Hassan. 1999. produced salts on the surface of the stone and led to the formation of a solid layer that can fall at any moment. as saying that the international organization of UNESCO has threatened to take the Sphinx off the list of protected world heritage monuments unless these problems are dealt with. the army. Dr.A. suggesting "that the Rosetta Stone be flown in a special British Airways flight to Alexandria on the 31 December 1999 and there taken to the newly completed Bibliotheca Alexandrina -. Yaseen Zidan. and the library at Alexandria and built the lighthouse at Pharos.the UNESCO Library Of Alexandria -. "Under the early Ptolemies. received June 12. The Ptolemies founded the university. It is made from a solid piece of black basalt and is inscribed with three forms of script: Hieroglyphic. The Ptolemies were of Greek-Macedonian descent that ruled Egypt between 323 to 30 BCE. it is claimed.190 BCE). The poll was set up after authors Robert Bauval and Graham Hancock issued a plea for the return of the stone.This. the museum. Demotic and Greek that represent a single text honoring Ptolemy V (c." The results of the poll indicate that 73 percent thought the Rosetta Stone should be returned whilst the remaining 27 percent voted for it to stay in the British Museum. the restorers built a layer of stone to cover the body of the statue.] Over the past few months EDEN -. the former Secretary General of the S.C.and placed in the main entrance hall." See also "Writing in Egypt under Greek and Roman Rule" No doubt there are those that would argue the Rosetta Stone is more Greek than Egyptian. Rosetta Stone Poll Results [From: Egypt News.The Andrew Collins website has been hosting a poll focusing on whether or not the Rosetta Stone should be returned to Egypt. the culture was exclusively Greek.
received May 16." (Source: Cairo Press review from Egyptian Press Office South Africa. said in a statement.. two-metre high burial gallery runs under a number of adjacent buildings.Giza Catacombs [From: Keith Grenville through Egypt News. At the Egyptian Museum in Cairo a new exhibit. Gaballah Ali Gaballah. These include the Sphinx Temple and the tombs of Seshenufer.high ranking officials during the Old Kingdom period. the Great Pyramid is to be reopened on Thursday 3 June. director of Giza monuments.) Keith Grenville The Egyptian Society of South Africa Society Web Site Giza Update [From: Egypt News. received May 31. Other sites of interest will be opened to the public in June. 1999. secretary general of the Supreme Antiquities Council. According to Dr.. a network of giant catacombs carved out of stone was unearthed beneath a block of flats in Giza.] According to a report by Amargi Hillier. Amargi's update is accompanied by some nice digital images of the Great Pyramid's interior. that the 17-metre long. Zahi Hawass." Dr. 1999. He said the underground tombs were most likely used during early Islamic timesin view of the presence of glazed pottery.] It was reported from Cairo on 13th May that " . "Lost and Found" is due to open later this year. Snefrukh'ee and Neferma'et -. the catacombs date back to ancient Roman times as indicated by distinctive pieces of pottery found at the site. The exhibit features stolen objects that have been recovered following investigations by Egyptian and foreign police officers. .