The Great Egyptian Sphinx: A New Look at an Old Monument

One of the greatest archaeological anomalies on Earth is the Egyptian Sphinx. No one really knows who made it or when it was made. This is in spite of the claims of academic scholars. One reason for this is the dispute about its age between Geologists and Egyptologists. Egyptology claims an age of 4500 years old. Geology views things differently.

We will discuss the published research of two scientists from the Ukraine. They are Vjacheslav I. Manichev and Alexander G. Parkhomenko. At the time their article was published, they were associated with the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Their paper dates the Sphinx at over 800,000 years old. Let us take a look.

The current historical-archaeological methods used to date the Sphinx by Egyptologists can not be accepted by geology. That is because the Sphinx displays signs of water erosion that can not be explained by the current accepted age 4500 to 5000 years old.

You can not have water erosion of the Sphinx unless it was built at a time when abundant water existed in Egypt. A date of 4500 to 5000 years is too recent a time for Egypt to have had abundant water because it was still a desert. Furthermore, a date of 13000 BC, a time of high humidity and pouring rains in Egypt, is still too recent a date to explain the water erosion found on the Sphinx.

So, how do we date the water erosion? Well, Manichev and Parkhomenko have compared the erosion of the Sphinx with erosion along sea coasts and have discovered a similarity. In fact, geologists who specialize in sea coast geomorphology know this type of erosion as wave-cut hollows. They can be either one story or multi-storied erosion patterns. Wave-cut hollows are found horizontal to surface water and can cause cliffs as found on the Black Sea.

Examination of the Great Egyptian Sphinx demonstrates that this pattern of erosion is found from the head to foot on this structure. This indicates that the Sphinx was at one time submerged. The total height equals 160 meters and lasted for considerable time. The various cut-hollows correspond to varying water levels over time.

But what could have caused the submergence of the Sphinx? The answer seems to be increased water level of the Mediterranean which flooded the Nile Valley. This flooding of the Nile caused long-living water-bodies with a time estimate of 800,000 years. But the Sphinx had to have been built BEFORE this flooding. Therefore, it is possible for the Sphinx to be much older.

With the support of geological research my belief of an extreme old age for ancient Egyptian civilization, 28 million years, becomes a real possibility and not mere conjecture. In any event, the origin and development of civilization on earth must be re-examined and current beliefs changed.


Vjacheslav I. Manichev and Alexander G. Parkhomenko. 2008. “Geological Aspect Of The Problem Of Dating The Great Egyptian Sphinx Construction” in Geoarchaeology and Archaeomineralogy, Eds. R.I. Kostov, B. Gaydarska, M. Gurova, Sofia.


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