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Bull-headed During this great age of information and transportation in a world moving so fast that our reflections are nothing save a blur on the cosmic mirror who has the time logically dispute the dating of ancient monument Egyptologists have done the research and concluded that the monuments located in the Giza plateau can be attributed to the fourth dynasty 2900-2750 BC Why should we waste our limited time reinvestigating what appears to be a closed case Egyptologists have conclude that the structures located at the Giza plateau can be attributed to forth dynasty pharaohs Khufu large pyramid Menkaure small pyramid and latter Khafre sphinx and medium pyramid The stone quarried to build these edifices were brought from as far away as Tura casing stones which is located five miles east Aswan granite and the majority of the stone used was from the plateau itself Egyptologists say that a majority of the stone taken from the plateau for Khufus pyramid originated around the current site of the Sphinx The pyramids entombed their respective pharaohs bodies yet the sphinx and its adjacent buildings have no apparent purpose These monuments have changed in appearance since construction the pyramids having lost their highly polished casings pilfered by Arabs after 13th century earthquake and both the pyramids and sphinx have sustained substantial weather damage The weather erosion however is not consistent in all structures the pyramids have horizontal weathering as a result of prolonged exposure to strong winds and sandstorms while the sphinx and its adjacent structures have both horizontal and vertical damage What could cause both horizontal and vertical weathering Egyptologists attribute the odd weathering to surface groundwater movement chemical weathering and exfoliation The Giza plateau has a southeasterly contour with the Sphinx occupying a position at the low lying easterly edge of the plateau A number of Egyptologists suggest that Sphinx was carved from a block left over from the quarrying undertaken by Khufu
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