A sphinx is a creature with the frame of a lion and the bust of a human, with some variations in Asian, and Greek mythology. The sphinx was imported to both Asia and Greece from Egypt, around fifteenth to sixteenth century B.C.
In comparison with the Egyptian version, the Asian sphinx which is typically female has eagle wings and frequently sits on its haunches with one paw raised. In Greek traditions, the Sphinx also has wings, as well as the tail of a serpent. Legends have it that it devoured strangers who were not able to reply to its riddles.
Sphinxes with the likeness of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut exist as well. The granite sphinx statue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the huge alabaster sphinx on the Ramessid temple in Memphis, Egypt are examples.
In ancient Egypt, the Sphinx is believed to be a spiritual guardian, and most often depicted as a male with a pharaoh headgear—as is the Great Sphinx of Giza. Sphinxes are often seen in tomb and temple complexes.
The generally accepted theory about the Sphinx shows the statue was erected for the Pharaoh Khafre (approximately 2603-2578 B.C.).
Hieroglyphic texts endorse that Khafre’s father, Pharaoh Khufu, built the excellent Pyramid, the oldest and biggest of the three pyramids in Giza. When he became Pharaoh, Khafre constructed his own pyramid by his father’s; though Khafre’s pyramid is 10 feet shorter than the first Pyramid, and it’s surrounded by other monuments that include the splendid Sphinx and other statues.
Residues of pink pigments on the face of the Sphinx suggests the statue may also have been painted.
Given the complexity of the pyramids and the Sphinx, a few scholars accept as true that there may be added, a celestial purpose to the terrific Sphinx and temple complex, that is, to resurrect the soul of the Pharaoh (Khafre) by channeling the power of the sun and other gods.
However, not everyone believes that the Sphinx was built for Khafre, as in the mid-nineteenth century, a few Egyptologists pointed out that despite the fact that the Sphinx is located within the pyramid complex historically believed to be Khafre’s, no inscriptions link him with the statue.
Currently, a new theory emerged that places the statue’s origins a lot farther behind, to 9,000 years ago. Supporters of this speculation point to tremendous erosion of the limestone at the top of the wonderful Sphinx, arguing that the last time there was rainfall sufficient enough to erode the monument made of limestone was in 7000 B.C.
Dating the Sphinx as far back as 7000B.C suggests the statue is a work of a complicated civilization predating the ancient Egyptians—a fascinating, proposition which numerous studies have validated absolutely did exist.
Professor Robert Schoch, a Geologist at the Boston University who carried out a trip to Egypt to do an expedition of the Sphinx opines that it can date farther back to the duration between 7,000 and 17,000 years ago or particularly, the time towards the end of the ice age which might be 10,000 to 12,000 years ago.
The pyramids, in contrast to the Sphinx, doesn’t have lines of it eroding, which means they most likely had been built whilst there were no heavy rainfalls in Egypt.
Diodorus Siculus, ancient Greek scholar, through the usage of local traditional statistics proposes that Egypt must have been ruled by semi-mythical beings for 18,000 years earlier than actual kings who dominated for 15,000 years. In line with this, Egypt’s history might date as far back as 35,000 years ago.
Further proof of an older civilization can be seen through George the Syncellus, the 9th-century Byzantine Scholar who opines that Egypt had a calendar that records 25 Sothis cycles, which is 1,461 years for every Sothis cycle.
It has also been discovered that the African calendar, the first in history was already in use since 4623 BC. This would imply that the archives count 1,461 X 25 (36,525) years.
Having that the Egyptians stopped documenting their records after the ferocious Roman infiltration that ended Egypt’s civilization since 2,000 years ago, George the Syncellus’s account could mean that Africa’s calendar is (36,525+2,000) 38,525 years old.
Yet another proof of an existing older Egyptian civilization. In conventional Egyptology, it is stated that the development of the splendid pyramids of Giza must have lasted for 20 to 30 years, however this isn’t viable, as, in Civil engineering, It is not feasible that such wonders could have been built within that period, even if advanced machines were used to build it. It most probably took centuries to build.
The brilliant pyramids are not simply mere tombs for Pharaohs Khufu, Kharé, Khafra, and Menkauré. Following Belgian Egyptologist; Robert Bauval, the pyramids, and the sphinx correspond with a particular order of the sky, the Usiré’s constellation, which is also referred to as Lion’s constellation or Orion constellation, as the westerners name it, this makes them astrological monuments.
The monuments are arranged in a manner that they depict the 3 great stars of the constellation and the Sphinx is the lion (Mai). Interestingly, this order of Usiré’s constellation and astronomical arrangement only occurred once in human records, 12,500 years ago, to be precise. According to Robert Bauval, historically, Africans believed that this specific order which took place once in human records is the world’s ideal order.
Archeologist, Mark Lehner of the college of Chicago dated the wooden charcoals found inside the Pyramids and states that they are about 5,800 to 6,000 years old, that’s 1,300 years older than what is generally accepted. This is the best proof of the minimal age of the Pyramids, though it doesn’t tell the actual year they had been built.
The Sphinx, an epitome of architectural excellence isn’t just a sculpture, but also contains paths and chambers in and beneath it.
In conclusion, there are proofs for which we are certain that Egypt is older than is stated. If we are convinced that the calendar existed 38,500 years ago, then civilization must have existed many years before. It additionally takes many years of watching the skies, to also decide that a 1,461 cycle exists before building monuments in that order. This clarifies the theory of the Great Lakes and Southern Africa as the origin of human civilization.