The Age Of The Great Sphinx
The age of the Sphinx has been a controversial issue in Egyptology for the past ten years or so. Nobody is sure exactly who built the Sphinx nor are they exactly sure when it was built. Of course Egyptologists say they have a certain time frame it must have been built in, but what exactly do they have to back that up I believe the Sphinx has to be older than is accepted by Egyptologists, though in this paper I intend to show both viewpoints and also the results this would have on the history of Egypt.
First I would like to examine the recorded history of the Sphinx. There may be evidence to show that there have been some human caused clues to the age of the Sphinx that could very well be misleading. Almost any Egyptologist will tell you that the Sphinx could not possibly be older than the Old Kingdom, though where they get that certainty I am unsure of. The quality of excavations of any site can determine the contamination on site by excavators and workers. The excavations of the Sphinx occurred so long ago that any records of them are scarce and incomplete. During Napoleon?s
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