by Taetske | 6:00 pm
(Last Updated On: March 16, 2019)

Is there really Evidence of Civilizations predating our Recorded History?

 

The early civilizations

I have yet to visit Egypt and have never been to any of the Mayan temples but I have always been fascinated by whom these people were and how did they build such amazing structures. It seems all too much for one generation to build. How did they move such large objects to locations many miles away from their original quarry? How did they perform such remarkable carvings with only soft bronze or copper tools to work with?

We give credit to the early Egyptians and the Indus-Harrapa civilization with strong mathematical skill, but the first written evidence of advanced arithmetic dates from Sumeria, where 4500-year old clay tablets show multiplication and division problems. So were the Egyptian’s of the Old Kingdom the most advanced or did they just learn what previous civilizations taught them?

 

Sphinx and Pyramid

Sphinx and Pyramid

 

Questions regarding the age of the Great Sphinx

The image of the Sphinx is a very interesting problem. Why would someone want a large body of a lion and a small head of a pharaoh? Could it have been simply a case of the Egyptians taking a statue that already existed and modifying it? For thousands of years, sand buried the colossus up to its shoulders, creating a vast disembodied head atop the eastern edge of the Sahara. Around 1400 BC, Thutmose IV partially unearthed the lower portion of the great statue and attempted to protect it with stone encasements. The head of the Sphinx appears to be much newer and its size is significantly disproportionate with the body of the statue. In Thutmose’s time, he describes lying against the head as it is the only thing visible, all else buried under the drifting sands. If a Pharaoh decided to have his face immortally present, it is a perfect opportunity to reconstruct the face while it is so close to the surface. Was it still buried in time of Pharaoh Khafre? Was it just a ruin from a previous epoch and the ancient Egyptian’s wanted to put their mark on it?

The Sphinx has undergone several attempts at restoration or protection but it has been subject to the shifting sands of the Sahara. In 1817, a Genoese adventurer, Capt. Giovanni Battista Caviglia led the first modern attempt to dig out the Sphinx. Again the sand prevented the full recovery. Finally, in 1931, the Sphinx was fully excavated. With that excavation, we see the full body of the Sphinx and the wind and water erosion on the quarry around the sculpture and on the body of the Sphinx.

The most common wisdom holds that the monolith is around 4,500 years old and the human head is that of Pharaoh Khafre. If the Sphinx was built by Khafre, why are there water erosion marks all over the body of the Sphinx and not the head? The Sahara is a very dry environment and has been that way since the times of the Pharaohs. Forensic investigation of a known statue of Khafre and the head on the Sphinx shows significant differences and concludes that this is not a statue of Khafre.

 

 

How could Egypt have been tropical

If it is not Khafre, who is it? More importantly, when was it carved?
Famed Egyptologist Mark Lehner has studied the Sphinx for many years and readily admits that the Sphinx must have originally been carved at a time when Egypt had a much wetter climate.
40 million years ago, the African tectonic plate was moving northward with the Tethys Sea separating it from the European continent. 20 million years ago, it started to isolate the Tethys Sea and began to form the basis that all the material for the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids were made from. But core drillings in the Atlantic off the western coast of Africa show that sand from the newly formed Sahara desert was first deposited there 3 million years ago, giving an accurate date of the birth of the Sahara. But clues from our modern technology (our satellite images) show the presence of ancient river beds, suggesting that even in the birth of the Sahara, it had rainy periods.  The Discovery Channel produced an in-depth video on the age, formation and cycles of the great Sahara Desert.

 

 

Some of the rivers were from freshwater lakes. Scientists have found the beds of freshwater lakes as old as 90,000 years old. It turns out that the Sahara has a dry/wet period of 20,000 years and the last time it was wet was 7,000 ago. Evidence of a settled human community next to a dry lake bed dates has been found deep in the Sahara that dates to 10-6,000 years ago. More analysis of the ocean core shows the latest drying of the Sahara was 5,500 years ago and the transition period occurred within 200 years.

So, if the Sphinx was exposed to wet climates, it had to have been built 1000 years or more before the currently accepted date.

 

Summary and Conclusion:

I have presented a hypothesis that the Sphinx is older than currently espoused by main stream Egyptologists based on weathering on the lower parts of the monument. I have offered videos and links to others who hold this same belief, and I have presented a video that documents when the last time the Sahara was wet enough to have caused this weathering. I am convinced that the Sphinx is much older than the ancient Egyptians and in fact is many thousands of years older. If you care to a followup post of mine that delves deeper into this mystery, please go to Part 2 of this discussion.

 

 

You can also find more unusual finds at the link below.

Ancient Mysteries and a Surprise With an Unusual Discovery

 

Photo Source: Pixabay

Comments

GabrielGrey

Hello, I hope you are doing great. This was an awesome read!!

The Sphinx has always fascinated me, as it just seems so different and out of place, really makes you stop and wonder what it;s real purpose was.

The search for ancient civilizations is one that intrigues me quite often, and I as well am a fan of Graham Hancock’s work, he has such an intelligent approach to things.

Thanks for the great information!

Dec 23.2017 | 02:00 am

    Taetske

    Good Morning Gabriel,

    Our Mother Earth is a treasure trove, so many exciting things still to discover. When I was a small girl I was reading books like The lost island of Mu and Thor Heyerdahl’s Aku Aku. The more one reads the more one realizes that 1 life is definitely too short. I am sure that many unknown civilizations excisted on our planet, what we have discovered up till now is only the tip of the iceberg.Thank you for reading my post.

    Regards, Taetske 

    Dec 23.2017 | 08:07 am

Brandon

The buildings and ancient structures in Egypt have always been a fascinating topic for me. Just how did these people with the such limited tools and technology create such massive structures and with some insight, in todays world, about what they were built for or used or even why and how. 

I have no doubt that the desserts were once beautiful jungles and oasis’. I could go on about the lost city of Atlantis and it’s possible location being in the dessert of Africa (but that is for another time!) 

Oct 07.2018 | 06:07 pm

    Taetske

    Good evening Brandon,

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my website. All this is fascinating indeed. Perhaps you care to also read the 3 following posts on this subject.

    A shame you did not continue about Atlantis, that is an other favorite I have.

    Thank you for your visit, all the best.

    Regards, Taetske

    Oct 07.2018 | 06:44 pm

Tiffany Domena

Hi Taetske! I think the mysteries of Egypt and the middle east have fascinated people for a long time. There are many spiritual influences there, and most people know there is some merging of dimensions: between the physical and spiritual worlds that have created what we see there. There’s so many theories to sort thru though. How do you know which to stick with? What books do you reference to uncover these mysteries in question?

Oct 07.2018 | 06:07 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Tiffany,

    Sorry for being a bit late with answering your comment on my post, I had to get the things together first.

     

    Sources of my inspiration;

    Years of disbelief that the face on the Sphinx (with no signs of wind or water erosion) is the original face of the Sphinx.Documentation of wet and dry periods of the Sahara along with proof that the latest wet period ended about 6,000 years ago.Videos (YouTube is a great source if you filter out the BS.) that document that the erosion on the walls surrounding the Sphinx took thousands of years of water erosion to produce what is there today and realizing that the Sphinx was buried by thousands of years of Sahara sand dunes until the 20thBooks I have read.Forbidden Archeology (the Hidden History of the Human Race), by Michael A Cremo and Richard L ThompsonThe Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes (How a Stone-Age Comet Changed the Course of World Culture), by Richard Firestone, Allen West, and Simon Warwick-SmithFinger-Prints of the Gods, by Graham HancockResearch on Plato’s dialogues discussing Atlantis and learning that Ancient Egyptians knew that many generations earlier, Atlantis actually existed.

     

    Books to readPlato’s Caribbean Atlantis: a Scientific Analysis, by Dr. P Flambas.The Epic of Gilgamesh

    I hope this is of some help to you, thank you for your visit.

    Regards, Taetske

     

    Oct 09.2018 | 06:46 am

NSOH ALIEH LAURINE

Egyptologists have been giving different and inconsistent views on the origins of the Sphinx. Is it that they truly don’t about this mysterious statue, or they know something that they are hiding from the whole world? I believe the second  scenario to most likely the case.

If the date on which this Sphinx was created is determined, then it would be possible to identify the generation from which this civilization was created. But how can it be that this civilization was not taught to upcoming generations?

I actually have a theory that no one has ever mentioned online. It’s purely speculations but reasonable. If you want to know more, then inbox me using the email address I used on your website.

I enjoyed the read, and especially the video.

Oct 07.2018 | 06:27 pm

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