Origins of the Sphinx

Origins of the Sphinx

Celestial Guardian of Pre-pharaonic Civilization

Book - 2017
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In this provocative collaboration from two Egyptology outsiders, Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D., and Robert Bauval combine their decades of research to show how the Sphinx is thousands of years older than the conventional Egyptological timeline and was built by a long forgotten pre-Pharaonic civilisation. They examine the known history of the Sphinx, contrasting what Egyptologists claim with prominent historical accounts and new research, including updates to Schoch's geological water weathering research and reanalysis of seismic studies. Building on Bauval's Orion Correlation Theory, they investigate the archaeoastronomical alignments of the monuments of the Giza Plateau and reveal how the pyramids and Sphinx were built to align with the constellations of Orion and Leo. Analysing the evidence for a significantly older construction phase at Giza and the restoration and recarving of the Sphinx during the Old Kingdom era, they assert that the Sphinx was first built by an advanced pre-Pharaonic civilisation that existed circa 12,000 years ago on the Giza Plateau, contemporaneous with the sophisticated Gobekli Tepe complex.
Publisher: Rochester, Vermont : 2017. Inner Traditions,
ISBN: 9781620555255
Branch Call Number: ANF 932.2 SCHO
Characteristics: xv, 493 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Bauval, Robert 1948-


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Apr 12, 2018

Robert Schoch is a brilliant geologist who has thoroughly examined his subject from a scientific standpoint to create a strong argument.
The idea that human civilization is much older than we think is being borne out by new discoveries such as Gobleki Tepe in Turkey. It makes sense that we could easily be returned to a stone-age or bronze-age by a global cataclysm if and when it happens again.

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