> I'm glad you introduced this quote.... it also indicates the
> importance of these exaggerated block weights in tying the
> Sphinx to a "more sophisticated than we are today" ancient
> civilization...... one that now does not exist since we are
> more than quite capable of lifting 100 ton blocks (and so were
> the 4th dynasty Egyptians since they moved the 50-70 granite
> blocks all the way from Aswan and up into the King's Chamber).
Unfortunately, pages 450 and 451 aren't shown in Google Books.
However, carrying on from the previous extract, this is a further quote from 451 -
(JAW) ‘Yes, no doubt about it … Geologically they're from the identical member of rock. They were quarried out, moved over to the site of the Temple - God knows how - and erected into forty-foot-high walls - again God knows how. I'm talking about the huge limestone core blocks, not the granite facing. I think that the granite was added much later, quite possibly by Khafre. But if you look at the limestone core blocks, you'll see that they bear the marks of exactly the same kind of precipitation-induced weathering that are found on the Sphinx. So the Sphinx and the core structure of the Valley Temple were made at the same time by the same people - whoever they may have been.'
I presume that these comments by JAW are what you refer to here.