The former Minister of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass argued against claims that there was another sphinx which was destroyed in the past. CAIRO, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) — Egypt’s top archaeologist Zahi Hawass denied allegations about presence of a city and tunnels under the Great. Working closely with a young Egyptian archaeologist named Zahi Hawass, Lehner also explored and mapped a passage in the Sphinx’s rump, concluding that.

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I felt that the Sphinx was also crying. In fact, Hawass himself announced to the Egyptian press on 14 April that there are secret tunnels under the Sphinx and around the pyramids. In haawss of the time that I have seen his statements, comments and interviews, I have developed a very strong distaste for this man, and his attitude.

The Sphinx is Safe

The discovery resulted in several claims, allegations and sphin which, with the dawn of the new millennium, slowly disappeared. However, the hatch could be real or it could be photo shopped.

One might argue that removing the water will reduce the stability of the Sphinx, which was an obvious concern since this is why the stability of the Sphinx area was being monitored. As playing cards, we can confidently map the Tarot to the early 15th century. As Hawas points out in Secret Chamber, the controversy involving Hawass and the Giza Plateau dates back many decades: In Egypt, weddings get costlier as economic hardships deepen 1 week ago.

Science Age of Humans. Bob H wrote on 6 October, – Hawass tries to maintain the consensus view of ancient Egyptian history. Queen of Belgium visits Aswan and Luxor 1 day ago. Over the past decade, a television viewer might be forgiven for believing that there is only one Egyptologist, and that man is Hawass.

Sphinx is the human-headed lion in ancient Greek mythology; the term likely came into use some 2, years after the statue was built. At the Smithsonian Visit. He’s menacea liar, a thief, and a thug!

He blames the likes of West, Bauval and Hancock for making ridiculous statements, but in August —unsurprisingly, while in front of a camera—Hawass was scrambling through a tunnel leading under the Sphinx, stating: Apparently, no one else was granted a license to investigate the specific area of the mound where we believe a Second Sphinx could be unearthed. It is hard to imagine how he could possibly think that he could later deny all that he had earlier accomplished.


It would sit ignored for the next seven centuries, when it spoke to a young royal. In short, water of a quantity equal to almost three Olympic swimming pools is pumped away on a daily basis from underneath the Sphinx! During the live broadcast, Hawass made some intriguing throw-away remarks. Art and Culture of their Own.

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Read more on this theory here: MP suggests raising legal marriage age for girls to 21 2 weeks ago. The head of the sphinx appears to be made from different material to the rest of the body, and does not show the same level of erosion as the rest of the body CC by SA. There are several studies, such as seismic work from and the Schor radar survey fromwhich clearly show geological anomalies read cavitiesmost of which are natural, but that is somewhat beside the point.

Indeed, why does the SCA place such stringent penalties on the publication of scientific reports without its consent, the penalty often being the denial of access to Egyptian archaeological sites? The previous decade had seen a renewed interest in the plateau, partly due to the theories of Robert Bauval and Graham Hancock and the discovery of a door in an inaccessible part of the Great Pyramid.

But once permission has been given, the participating scientists and organisers surely should have the power to decide when and where to publish the results, rather than being literally gagged by the SCA until it—if ever—deems it appropriate to release the results, and even then sometimes demanding editorial changes. So pumps were installed close to the Sphinx, and the source of groundwater from the local canal was diverted.

A few years ago, Zahi Hawass met the Foreign Press Association in Cairo to vent his frustration with a group of pseudo-scientists whose personal attack, through television and other media, had escalated to the point where it had become threatening. In truth, Hawass is more of an administrator than an archaeologist; one might even argue that if the man had enough time to lead excavations, he would not be fulfilling his task as administrator.


The Big Egyptian Sphinx Cover Up: Hidden Chambers, An Unexcavated Mound and Endless Denial

Zahi Hawass is the reason why archaeology and historical contextual understanding doesn’t advance one iota. Lehner and sculptor Rick Brown tried carving a small version of the Sphinx’s nose using replicas of the Egyptians’ copper and stone tools from left: Various measures have been taken to counter the negative effects, with some providing better results than others.

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This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat In short, an underground lake. There is hardly any erosion to the head compared to its body.

He argues that when Egyptologists are confronted with problems to do with building techniques, their shortcomings are easily exposed.

How did Khafre’s minions manage? Comments Rene wrote on 6 October, – Changing the Course of Ancient Egyptian History? The study of and the search for the Hall is considered by many academics to be pseudo-archaeology. In a dream, the statue, calling itself Horemakhet—or Horus-in-the-Horizon, hawsas earliest known Egyptian name for the statue—addressed hawasx. The north edge of the ditch surrounding the Sphinx contains segments of bedrock that are only partially quarried. Written by admin2 View all posts by: Now, unless I am seriously mistaken, for such serious amounts of water to be moved hourly there would need to be at least one cavity, roughly the size of a small swimming pool, which could fill up continuously with water.

The Egyptologist, the Sphinx and the cover-up

Little was known for certain about who erected it or when, what it represented and precisely how it related to the pharaonic monuments nearby.

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The story of the Hall of Records is popular among those who hold alternative theories of Ancient Egypt. The temple plan is laid out on an east-west axis, clearly marked by a pair of small niches or sanctuaries, each about the size of a closet.