Water erosion hypothesis predates the Sphinx creation by millenniums.

In the ground-breaking documentary film “Mystery of the Sphinx” narrated by Charlton Heston, the late John Anthony West, with the help of geologist Robert Schock are proposing that based on their on erosional features on the walls of the Ancient Egyptian Sphinx enclosure that the monument is far older than conventional Egyptological dating.

Based on one line written by the French Egyptologist, Schwaller de Lubicz that the Sphinx had been weathered by rain or precipitation, not wind and sand, West was inspired to take a closer look into the weathering of the Sphinx and the enclosure walls around it.

West hired Robert Schoch, a credentialed geologist from a University in Boston was asked to take a look at the Sphinx with a geological eye. Schoch recalls that when West invited him to visit the Sphinx he was going to go with an open mind, but he still knew that this was going to be an open-and-shut case. He had no doubt at the time that his colleagues in Egyptology must know what they are talking about.

But all of that changed for Schoch within literally the first minute on the scene.

What Schoch saw particularly of the walls of the Sphinx enclosure were signs of erosions that were not weathered by wind and sand, but a type of ancient weathering with precipitation erosional features that are incompatible with the last 5,000 years of Egyptian climatic history on the easter edge of the Sahara, were the pyramid complex happens to be.

For Schoch the weathering features were undeniable proof that there was something geologically wrong. He had to figure out that either this was a weird geological anomaly or if it were true and it looks like it is this would redate the time of the Sphinx construction to an earlier and wetter period

What West and Schoch are proposing is that it’s entirely possible that there were many different eras of construction activity over a larger span of time that is generally agreed upon. They and other researchers such as Graham Hancock claim that there are indications that dynastic Egypt as we know it going back to about 3,000 BCE is really a legacy of an earlier cycle of civilization, a period known as “Zep Tepi”, meaning the first time, that goes back much earlier date at the end of the last ice age or about 10,000 BCE.

West and Schoch’s claims have been refuted by Egyptologists and academics who would have us believe that their dating is sacrosanct and that all ancient Egyptian construction and activity spawned from the well accepted conventional time period of around 3,000 BCE.

There’s no doubt in my mind that everything that is discussed in this documentary especially the water erosion hypothesis is valid and plain as daylight and there’s nothing outrageous or unscientific about it. It’s just that us humans need a lot of convincing to consider new and verifiable information that goes against everything we have been told in the past by the supposed experts who think their views are infallible or beyond reproach, even in the light of new scientifically proven data and discoveries.

The ancient Egyptians carved the Sphinx from solid bedrock. Only the head initially was above the ground surface. They carved down into the rock to free up the core body of the Sphinx. Courtesy Joe Rogan Experience Podcasts

I have also added a few other podcasts and documentaries about this captivating subject as I am sure that we have not seen the end of this long and mysterious saga and that eventually the truth will come to light like it always does.

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