Hidden Chambers Under the Sphinx?

Well, I guess if you define “chamber” as “a cavity” the answer is yes.  But that’s pretty vague.

Here’s an update regarding Zahi Hawass’ investigation of what might be under the Sphinx. No, I don’t think anyone’s going to find a “Hall of Records,” but I do have to admit I don’t completely trust Zahi’s announcements on anything. If there were anything interesting, he’d find a strategy for self-promotion in it before he went public.  Just my opinion.

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  • http://sinalmaisblogspot.com zoltrix

    and a very good opinion I must say

  • http://www.andrewcollins.com andrew collins

    Hi, everyone.

    Thought you might find interesting a new article I’ve written trying to dispel claims of a conspiracy going on at Giza at the moment. Here are the details:

    Giza: The Real Truth

    Reigniting the Cauldron of Conspiracy on Egypt’s Most Sacred Ground

    What has been going on at Giza? Are there clandestine excavations taking place? Are artefacts being spirited away from newly uncovered “treasure chambers” or “record chambers” situated deep beneath the Sphinx?

    These are the pressing questions that are being debated daily now on conspiracy sites and forums. One story or rumour fuels another, which fuels another, and another, until they all swirl around in a burning cauldron of unfathomable paranoia.

    So what the hell is going on at Giza? Read the truth of the matter.

    • MSH

      Andrew – please post a link (or send me one by email to post).

      Mike

  • Josh

    I’ve always thought the head on the sphinx looked way too small for the body. Also the body seems to be more heavily weathered/worn than the head. Laying aside wild assertions like 10,000 BC construction date, etc. Could it be that the head was remodeled at some point? Perhaps a later pharaoh decided to remake it in his own image or something like that?

    • MSH

      yes, it was altered, but that doesn’t argue for a 10000 BC date for the original (most Egyptologists reject that date and accept that an original sphinx, likely not having a human face, was given a human face).

  • Anonymous

    edgar cayce Said right paul these guys are not giving the full story about it we will know what knowledge is hidden beneath the sphinx but the movie stops there. wonder why because they don’t want us to know anything of our history and what might be to come out of the knowledge goverment will lose contorl just tell the public the truth this is bs we are not little kids but if we were it might be easy to digest the information. but adults are going to have theroy

    • MSH

      this piece doesn’t appear to have and grammar or syntax for the most part — ?? it is pretty much incomprehensible. I’m wondering if there was a copy – paste problem on the other end.

  • Reality check

    The difference in erosion witnessed on the sphinx is pretty easily explained. Millions of years ago the Giza plateau was under water/ocean. Sea creatures and plants died falling to the bottom, over time their remains were compressed to form limestone. But not all limestone is crated equal, some is formed from the soft sea bottom and some from hard coral reefs. Together they form a sort of layer cake of hard and soft limestone. The Sphinx is composed out of several different limestone layers. The harder layers obviously last longer then the soft, hence the varied errosion pattern on the Sphinx.

    As for these hidden chambers, I’d like to know more about the technique used to discover these cavities. That is, was the equipment tested on say known tombs, prior to testing the Sphinx? It could easily be that the cavities are naturally occuring. Or that the data analysis was flawed.

    • MSH

      can you cite studies for this?

  • Reality check

    I can’t remember where Iread the original study, but it was by Mark Lehner. He turned his work into a fanastic documentary which I saw about 6 months ago… it was called “Riddles of the Sphinx” (made by Nova). Anyway I have managed to track down an article that summarises Lehner’s main findings – http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Uncovering-Secrets-of-the-Sphinx.html?device=ipad&c=y

    Hope that helps, should have posted the reference originally.

    • MSH

      thanks!

    • Anonymous

      Lehner’s information is highly regulated by “the gatekeeper of Giza” and all studies from him are questionable at best. Current geologic and archeologic studies using ultrasound and seismologic measurements both date the sphinx between 10 and 12 thousand years old and demonstrate several passages and a chamber body under the sphinx.