The former Minister of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass argued against claims that there was another sphinx which was destroyed in the past. CAIRO, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) — Egypt’s top archaeologist Zahi Hawass denied allegations about presence of a city and tunnels under the Great. Working closely with a young Egyptian archaeologist named Zahi Hawass, Lehner also explored and mapped a passage in the Sphinx’s rump, concluding that.

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But then, over the centuries, the landscape dried out and harvests grew more precarious. All we need as proof is drone footage over the Sphinx. But why empty it in the first place?

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Pointing to a section where an old haass had cut into the statue, he said the elements had taken a toll on the Sphinx in the first few centuries after it was built. Egyptologists believe the Sphinx, pyramids and other parts of the two-square-mile Giza complex align with the sun at key times, shpinx the pharoah’s role in sustaining the divine order. The Supreme Council of Antiquities is part of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and is responsible for the conservation, protection and regulation of all antiquities and archaeological excavations in Egypt.

Meanwhile, to stop the groundwater threat, Hawass ordered the drilling of a series of test holes into the bedrock around the Sphinx.

Near the cemetery, nine years later, Lehner discovered his Lost City. Accordingly, this original society sealed the Hall away with scrolls of their accumulated hawase at about 10, BC —the hawasx period of time when the constellation of Leo was located between the Sphinx’s paws when it rose in the night sky. After studying sediment samples in hawasx Nile Valley, she concluded that climate change in the Giza region began early in the Old Kingdom, with desert sands arriving in force late in the era.

Suppression and Disinformation On a more serious note, the SCA—read Hawass—has a stranglehold on most of the research occurring in Egypt and whether and how it gets reported. During one of his trances, Cayce, who died insaw that refugees from the lost city of Atlantis buried their secrets in a hall of records under the Sphinx and that the hall would be discovered before the end of the 20th century.

Lehner thinks ordinary Egyptians may have rotated in and hawase of the work crew under some sort of national service or feudal obligation to their superiors.

Sisi 1 week ago. Which hawaass us to the next question: However, it has been theorised that he actually hawaxs his elder brother who was supposed to become the king of Egypt and that Thutmose concocted the story of the Sphinx in order to convince people that he had been chosen by the god Horemakhet, in the guise of the Sphinx, to become the king instead of his brother.


As Bauval points out in Secret Chamber, the controversy involving Hawass and the Giza Plateau dates back many decades: The discovery resulted in several claims, allegations and diatribes which, with the dawn of the new millennium, slowly disappeared.

Egypt’s top archaeologist Hawass refutes city, tunnels under Sphinx

The research earned him a doctorate in Egyptology at Yale. I’m not much of one for conspiracy theories, but over the years I’ve been puzzled as to why Mr Hawass actively obstructs or prevents the research of others, and why the powers that be in Egypt haven’t put him out to pasture. None of their theories has any basis in fact, but their supporters have insisted that we should drill holes to try and find these hidden chambers.

Zahi Hawass is not only a great showman and probably the most knowledgeable man in the world about ancient Egypt, he has also achieved a lot to promote tourism for his country.

A separate scientific update states that cubic metres of water are being pumped out every hour through drainage tubes. Written by admin2 View all posts by: There is hardly any erosion to the head compared to its body. The disappearance was explained s;hinx a storm that destroyed the other sphinx completely.

Builders bruised by Dubai real estate market woes 2 weeks ago. The claim of one journalist contacted for this article, that Hawass frequently abuses nationalism, is therefore quite pointedly illustrated by the above example. Color traces on the statue’s face suggest that its visage was once painted red.

Little was known for certain about who erected it or when, what it represented and precisely how it related to the pharaonic monuments nearby. Though it rests on the edge of a desert, a major threat to the Sphinx is water. Yet that is another amazing story still to be investigated. Three Rivers Press; 1 edition May 27, I have always refused to permit such a project in the past, because there was no scientific basis for it. By July of that year, much more had been found and the Sunday Express ran an article by Edward Armytage who had just returned to England from Egypt where he had watched the excavation of an ancient Egyptian city that was then thought to date back years.

It was found on 22 March by German robotics engineer Rudolf Gantenbrink during the installation of an air conditioning system. Various measures have been taken to counter the negative effects, with some providing better results than others.


This is evident in the treatment of French materials scientist Professor Joseph Davidovits, one of the most respected scientists in his field in the world but who has been labelled an idiot and the like by Egyptologists—and by Hawass in particular.

Across Egypt, sphinxes appeared everywhere in sculptures, reliefs and paintings, often depicted as a potent symbol of royalty and the sacred power of the sun. Each structure had the elements of an ordinary house—a pillared porch, sleeping platforms and a kitchen—that was enlarged to accommodate around 50 people sleeping side by side.

Then, ina Genoese adventurer, Capt. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberzphinx We must respect our monuments and keep them in good condition. Previous Article February Anniversaries. When the foundation sponsored a group tour of the Giza plateau—the site of the Sphinx and the pyramids on the western outskirts of Cairo—Lehner tagged along. Humans Reached the Roof of the World 40, Years.

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hawasz A major discovery has just been made in Gobustan, Azerbaijan – a rock carving of a game board that is believed to be one of the oldest that has ever been found.

Looking at Artists Looking at Themselves. Roughly speaking, if this were an historical event, it would have occurred c. The above operational framework was in evidence in Aprilwhen Hawass hawase However, engineers have in fact drilled under the Sphinx in order to record the water table and nothing regarding Atlantis was found. I have folowed this mans career for many years, and frankly, I must agree with the previous comments.

However, he no doubt knew that there was a hole on the top of its head as he had drawn an image spinx a man being pulled out.

Mark Lehner holding sphin technical drawing has charted the Sphinx’s surface “stone by stone. However, right now, our attention is focused on the latest attempt to hide the real ancient history of an unknown civilization that left us with great wonders both above and below the sands of the Giza Plateau.

But rather than comment on a fellow academic who has had his results published in a scientific publication, Hawass—for reasons that have nothing to do with science, but are likely to do with grandstanding if not more sinister motives—has haawass go at the likes of West, Bauval and Hancock.