Saturday, November 14, 2009

Is the Sphinx 1 Million Years Old?



"The first human king of Egypt, they said, was Min. In his time all of Egypt except the Thebaic district was a marsh: all the country that we now see was then covered by water...." -- Herodotos, historian, Book II, ~440-420 B.C.

Manichev, V.I., and Parkhomenko, A.G., Geological Aspect of the Problem Dating the Great Egyptian Sphinx, Geoarchaeology and Archaeominerology, Pages 308-311, Oct 2008

Voluminous geological literature confirms the fact of existence of long-living fresh-water lakes in various periods of the Quaternary and Lower Pleistocene to the Holocene. These lakes were distributed in territories adjacent to the Nile. The absolute mark of the upper large erosion hollow of the Sphinx corresponds to the level of water surface which took place in the Early Pleistocene. The Great Egyptian Sphinx had already stood on the Giza Plateau by that geological (historical) time.

3 comments:

Louis Hissink said...

The alternative is that geological time may be shorter - but the idea that there was a start to time is itself creationism and thus unscientific.

KV said...

OIM,

No the Spinx is not one million years old. It may be so old that it created the Universe, or it was built by a little kid a few days ago, and it went back in time and expanded to the current size, because in the past, the Earth was so small, that little Spinx looks like a giant, or it came from the wimpy planet...; or, some wimps went in magic circle far far away in the galaxy, and spinxes started popping up on all the planets of the Universe.

OilIsMastery said...

Hi Louis!