Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Origins of Sphinx

Looks like historians are not going to let the myth and mystique of the Sphinx survive! They are keen to demystify the origins and contruct of the spectacular structure at the earliest.

Just came across an article in the Telegraph, Uk which talks about how they have come to the conclusion that the Sphinx was probably built much earlier than the 3 pyramids at Giza, and, how the head/ face that it was originally built was one of a lion which was subsequently replaced by that of a Pharoah when the pyramids were built.

Its fascinating isn't it, how even centuries ago they were capable of building structures on a gigantic scale that would withstand the test of time...

You can read the article here


Anonymous said...

Speculation on the age of the Sphinx keeps cropping up every few years. The evidence on the ground at Giza solidly link the monument to the 4th Dynasty pharaoh, Khafre. Read the series of articles here by the team lead by Dr. Mark Lehner.

Manisha said...

Thanks so much for the link!