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How OLD are the Pyramids and the Sphinx?

WELL – They are probably much older than you might think!

The Egyptian Sphinx is a unique wonder of the world.    Carved from the natural bedrock not far from the three main pyramids at Giza, the Great Sphinx stands guard to the three colossal pyramids behind it.

Our traditional scholars assure us that they know just how old it is.  In fact, Cambridge University Egyptologist Kate Spence says that by analyzing the relative position of Earth and two stars, she has dated the construction of the Great Pyramid at Giza — one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World — to within five years of 2478B.C.

That means the Great Pyramid is 4,478 years old — or 75 years older than one commonly accepted estimate.    This is very impressive.

And the three pyramids nearby?   The precise age of the pyramids of Giza has long been debated because, until now, there has been little evidence to prove when the pyramids were built. The history books generally point to 3200 B.C. as the approximate date when the pyramid of Khufu was under construction.  And if you try to inform them that the pyramids are very probably much, much older, they will scoff and probably call you names.

So which would always be older – the item itself or an image of it?  Well the item, of course, since it would need to exist in completed form in order to draw it, right?

Our scholars nearly always use adjectives like “impressive” and “great” for the Great Sphinx, but somehow we never find them saying “the oldest sphinx in the world”.   Do you sometimes wonder why that is?   It’s because they can’t.

Because it’s not the oldest – in fact, it’s not even close.   Good luck on finding images of it, since the traditional scholars control that, and the absolutely do not wish anyone to learn the truth, but in older books on the “Wayback” machine you will find references that tell us “the oldest known sphinx was uncovered near Gobekli Tepe, some 220 miles further east at Kortik Tepe, Turkey”.  And then they tell us “and it was dated by archaeologists to 9,600 BC!”

Körtik Tepe is a low mound on the Tigris in Southeastern Turkey, dated to the end of the 11th and the 10th millennia BC. The lithic assemblage from the earliest level at Körtik Tepe is late epi-Palaeolithic in character, and dates to the Younger Dryas. The levels above are dated to the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A [PPNA] period, strata that produced rich lithic industries, hundreds of zoomorphic and anthropomorphic decorated stone vessels, undecorated stone vessels, decorated ritual bone objects, thousands of marine shell beads and several kinds of stone beads, animal decorated stone plaques, bone tools, bone fishing hooks, perforated stones large and small in size, and many kinds of mortars and pestles.

It was a smaller version at Kortik Tepe, to be sure, (perhaps the original model design for which the Great Sphinx was later built, or in other words, the famous “missing” diagram) and it is now presently in someone’s private collection, or perhaps it has been purchased and destroyed. I believe that a three-letter-agency type of historical “wipe” may have been performed on it.   In fact I am sure of it.

But luckily, I found a depiction of it.   From an example of 11,500 year old pottery uncovered at the Kortik Tepe site (which is actually some 1,000 years older than Gobekli Tepe according to the Archaeolgists), we find the following image:

11,600 year old Pottery


Now, it may be hard to pick all of this out because I am not yet trained in photo application software tools (I use a very old Windows XP version of Paint Shop Pro)  so I highlighted an outline of the important figures in the below image:

11,600 yr old pottery showing Great Sphinx and Giza Pyramids

Yes, I have seen some scholars call this an image of a kneeling sheep, but it is strange that it is kneeling in front of three pyramids.  And if is indeed a sheep, it would be the only pot that depicted a sheep kneeling on it in the history of the Middle East.  And if we still had the images of the stone carved example that those earlier authors examined, it would be an open and shut slam dunk.

Now, if this, as the scholars assure us, is 11,600 years old, and it is an image of the Sphinx and the three Giza pyramids in Egypt, then the Sphinx in Egypt has to be …. at least …  11,601 years old.

I added one year to the age to allow for travel time, since Kortik Tepe area is some 650 miles north of Cairo.

Now this begs the question of, since we are now aware that the traditional scholars have been hiding this from us intentionally, why they decided to do this – why support a date that was suggested under the influence of Egyptian scholars?  Perhaps they are worried that if they tell the truth, which is that the Egyptian people as we know them today, could not possibly have built the pyramids or the Great Sphinx, since they were not living in the area that long ago, they would no longer be granted access to the Egyptian sites?

Comments, suggestions, curses, observations – all welcome.