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A reaserch team has discovered evidence that the Great Sphinx of Giza Egypt may date from 5000 and 7000 BCE and possibly earlier In response archeoligist have thrown mud at geologist historians caught in the middle and the Sphinx having revealed one secret challenges us to unravel even greater The dicovery originated half a century ago in the work of RA Schwaller de Lubicz between 1937 and 1952 Schwaller conducted a survey on the pyrimds and surrounding monuments Schwaller observed a physical anomaly in the pyrimid complex at Giza The erosoin on the Sphinx was quite different from the erosion on the other structures Schwaller sugested that the cause of erosion on the Sphynx was water rather than wind-borne sand Since no one understood the implacations this study went unnoticed until the 1970s when an indepent Egyptologist John West took up the questionArchaeologists atrribute the Sphinx to the Old Kingdom fourth dynasty ruler chepron though others belive that the Sphinx dates as far back as 10000 BCE This is the side that Im defending because of all of the convincing evidence that has been found On the Sphinx the edges were rounded and deep fissures were prominent On the other structures the surfaces showed only the sharper abrasion of wind and sand Egypt experianced periods of heavy rainfalls in the millennia the marked the post-glacial northward shift of the tempeture zone This period lasted from about 10000 to 5000 BCE and by its end the Sahara had turned from green savanna into a desert A shorter but more intense period of rainfall lasted from about 4000 to 3000 BCE Westy thought that flooding from the post-glacial transition caused the distinctive weatering on the Sphinx which meant that the Sphinx must have been carved during or before the transition Robert Schoch a geologist joined West in his investigation on the dating of the Sphinx Archeologist agreed that the lower half of the Sphinx may
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