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Harte Wrote:
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> ... the head shows less weathering...

I believe any comment regarding the amount of erosion seen on the the head compared to the neck and body should take into account the possibility that the head was recarved many years after the original construction of that monument and that any irregular surfaces caused by erosion were smoothed in that makeover. There's a logic to that notion; I know of no significant contradicting evidence.

While it's certainly possible that the head is the original, the recarve/makeover hypothesis is viable and warrants consideration, and without knowing with certainty whether that head is original, we can't draw any conclusions regarding the relative erosion rates of the head vs. neck and body.

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Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 26-Dec-15 04:36 by Origyptian.

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age of the Sphinx 4890 Open mind 24-Nov-15 13:54
Re: age of the Sphinx 1234 Jon Ellison 24-Nov-15 18:34
Re: age of the Sphinx 1134 Pete Vanderzwet 25-Nov-15 00:08
Re: age of the Sphinx 1025 Open mind 25-Nov-15 04:20
Re: age of the Sphinx 910 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-15 14:53
Re: age of the Sphinx 964 Open mind 25-Nov-15 04:43
Re: age of the Sphinx 887 Origyptian 22-Dec-15 18:05
Re: age of the Sphinx ?. how about 800,000 years 1118 laughin 19-Dec-15 15:34
Re: age of the Sphinx ?. how about 800,000 years 869 Harte 24-Dec-15 01:01
Re: age of the Sphinx ?. how about 800,000 years 795 Corpuscles 24-Dec-15 01:39
Re: age of the Sphinx ?. how about 800,000 years 906 Harte 24-Dec-15 14:32
Re: age of the Sphinx ?. how about 800,000 years 768 Origyptian 24-Dec-15 14:49
Re: age of the Sphinx ?. how about 800,000 years 882 Audrey 25-Dec-15 23:39
Re: age of the Sphinx ?. how about 800,000 years 799 Harte 26-Dec-15 00:21
Re: age of the Sphinx ?. how about 800,000 years 700 Audrey 26-Dec-15 01:44
Re: age of the Sphinx ?. how about 800,000 years 750 Origyptian 26-Dec-15 02:40
Re: age of the Sphinx ?. how about 800,000 years 762 Origyptian 24-Dec-15 06:17
Re: age of the Sphinx ?. how about 800,000 years 922 Harte 24-Dec-15 14:37
Re: age of the Sphinx ?. how about 800,000 years 768 Origyptian 24-Dec-15 14:56
Re: age of the Sphinx ?. how about 800,000 years 740 Harte 24-Dec-15 17:23
Re: age of the Sphinx ?. how about 800,000 years 767 Origyptian 24-Dec-15 18:23
Re: age of the Sphinx ?. how about 800,000 years 763 Harte 24-Dec-15 22:51
Re: age of the Sphinx ?. how about 800,000 years 689 Origyptian 25-Dec-15 18:11
Re: age of the Sphinx ?. how about 800,000 years 798 Harte 25-Dec-15 20:19
Re: age of the Sphinx ?. how about 800,000 years 724 Origyptian 26-Dec-15 02:50
Re: age of the Sphinx ?. how about 800,000 years 755 Harte 26-Dec-15 21:45
Re: age of the Sphinx ?. how about 800,000 years 706 Ulrich 23-Jan-16 18:02
Re: age of the Sphinx 873 Mdsign 29-Dec-15 12:01
Re: age of the Sphinx 809 SandyJesse 06-Jan-16 00:59
Re: age of the Sphinx 922 Harte 09-Jan-16 20:43
Re: age of the Sphinx 817 Mdsign 11-Jan-16 10:19
Re: age of the Sphinx 861 SandyJesse 12-Jan-16 23:49
Re: age of the Sphinx 783 Merrell 11-Jan-16 12:07
Re: age of the Sphinx 599 Harte 23-Jan-16 17:19
Re: age of the Sphinx 687 Mdsign 24-Jan-16 16:18
Re: age of the Sphinx 701 Harte 24-Jan-16 22:36
Re: age of the Sphinx 724 Mdsign 25-Jan-16 10:33
Re: age of the Sphinx 614 Origyptian 25-Jan-16 13:45
it is a dog 735 Juha 25-Jan-16 14:50
Re: it is a dog 851 Thanos5150 25-Jan-16 16:37
Re: it is a dog 744 Harte 26-Jan-16 02:14
Re: it is a dog 685 Thanos5150 26-Jan-16 02:35
its leo everywhere 703 Mdsign 26-Jan-16 10:20
Assyrian sphinx is bull 971 Juha 26-Jan-16 12:56
Re: Assyrian sphinx is bull 763 Mdsign 26-Jan-16 13:01
Re: Assyrian sphinx is bull 601 Origyptian 26-Jan-16 14:29
Re: it is a dog 824 Harte 26-Jan-16 11:01
Re: it is a dog 650 Jon Ellison 26-Jan-16 12:18
Re: it is a dog 640 Origyptian 26-Jan-16 14:41
Re: it is a dog 723 Jon Ellison 26-Jan-16 17:10
Re: it is a dog 692 Thanos5150 26-Jan-16 23:31
Re: it is a dog 748 Harte 27-Jan-16 01:08
Re: it is a dog 861 Thanos5150 27-Jan-16 05:49
Re: it is a dog 698 Harte 27-Jan-16 11:12
Re: it is a dog 523 Thanos5150 27-Jan-16 18:21
Re: it is a dog 591 DUNE 27-Jan-16 18:32
Dogleg 752 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Jan-16 19:07
Re: Dogleg 813 Thanos5150 28-Jan-16 00:26
Re: it is a dog 643 Origyptian 27-Jan-16 14:24
Re: it is a dog 637 Jon Ellison 27-Jan-16 11:06
Re: it is a dog 642 Harte 27-Jan-16 11:17
Re: it is a dog 539 Jon Ellison 27-Jan-16 11:22
Re: it is a dog 730 Audrey 27-Jan-16 04:42
Re: it is a dog 622 Thanos5150 27-Jan-16 04:53
Re: it is a dog 593 Audrey 27-Jan-16 06:20
Re: it is a dog 641 Thanos5150 27-Jan-16 19:15
Re: it is a dog 884 Audrey 28-Jan-16 01:55
Re: it is a dog 770 Thanos5150 28-Jan-16 20:24
Re: it is a dog 953 Audrey 29-Jan-16 03:14
Re: it is a dog 580 Juha 29-Jan-16 08:23
Re: it is a dog 556 Mdsign 29-Jan-16 09:30
Re: it is a dog 627 Juha 29-Jan-16 11:01
Re: it is a dog 674 Mdsign 29-Jan-16 11:57
Re: it is a dog 637 Origyptian 29-Jan-16 13:30
Age of Pyramids 643 Juha 29-Jan-16 17:07
Re: Age of Pyramids 534 Origyptian 29-Jan-16 17:42
Re: Age of Pyramids 588 Juha 29-Jan-16 18:29
Re: Age of Pyramids 593 Jon Ellison 29-Jan-16 18:35
Re: Age of Pyramids 505 Juha 29-Jan-16 21:19
Re: Age of Pyramids 615 Jon Ellison 29-Jan-16 21:50
Re: Age of Pyramids 694 Audrey 30-Jan-16 06:46
Re: Age of Pyramids 599 brett z 30-Jan-16 13:14
Re: Age of Pyramids 647 Jon Ellison 30-Jan-16 17:58
Straight lines 610 randompHactor 30-Jan-16 18:15
Re: Age of Pyramids 600 Origyptian 29-Jan-16 18:49
Re: Age of Pyramids 647 Juha 29-Jan-16 21:43
Re: it is a dog 543 Audrey 29-Jan-16 17:58
Re: it is a dog 683 Juha 29-Jan-16 22:39
Re: it is a dog 878 Thanos5150 29-Jan-16 22:37
Re: it is a dog 586 Audrey 30-Jan-16 06:21
Re: it is a dog 648 Thanos5150 30-Jan-16 06:56
Re: it is a dog 493 Audrey 30-Jan-16 07:15
Re: it is a dog 633 Origyptian 30-Jan-16 07:30
Was the Sphinx Originally an Animal? 731 Thanos5150 30-Jan-16 21:35
Re: it is a dog 770 cladking 30-Jan-16 21:52
Re: it is a dog 772 Thanos5150 31-Jan-16 02:15
Re: Was the Sphinx Originally an Animal? 2143 Thanos5150 14-Feb-16 21:54
Re: Was the Sphinx Originally an Animal? 723 DUNE 14-Feb-16 23:45
Re: Was the Sphinx Originally an Animal? 681 Thanos5150 15-Feb-16 00:12
Re: Was the Sphinx Originally an Animal? 715 Audrey 15-Feb-16 03:17
Re: Was the Sphinx Originally an Animal? 710 Thanos5150 15-Feb-16 03:51
Re: Was the Sphinx Originally an Animal? 639 Origyptian 15-Feb-16 00:54
Re: Granite ....to protect against high water 791 Thunderbird 15-Feb-16 03:02
Re: Granite ....to protect against high water 764 Origyptian 15-Feb-16 06:54
Re: Granite ....to protect against high water 673 DUNE 15-Feb-16 10:38
Re: Granite ....to protect against high water 596 Origyptian 15-Feb-16 11:41
Re: Granite ....to protect against high water 612 Jon Ellison 15-Feb-16 13:46
Re: Granite ....to protect against high water 601 Origyptian 15-Feb-16 16:09
Re: Nile and harbor management 712 Thunderbird 15-Feb-16 16:31
Re:Ancient Nile elevations 679 Thunderbird 15-Feb-16 22:59
Re: Was the Sphinx Originally an Animal? 925 Thanos5150 16-Feb-16 23:41
Re: it is a dog 637 Mdsign 29-Jan-16 10:03
Re: Dumuzi....Osiris 835 Thunderbird 26-Jan-16 03:45
Re: Dumuzi....Osiris 1026 Thanos5150 26-Jan-16 04:41
Re: The Akhet (Inundation) and ANPU 694 Thunderbird 26-Jan-16 15:05
Re: Dumuzi....Osiris 686 Mdsign 27-Jan-16 09:57
Re: age of the Sphinx 864 Audrey 26-Jan-16 05:21
back to the time period question 751 Mdsign 27-Jan-16 13:12
Re: Why are the Causeways where they are, 754 DUNE 27-Jan-16 12:01
Re: Why are the Causeways where they are, 644 Spiros 27-Jan-16 13:11
Re: Why are the Causeways where they are, 683 Spiros 27-Jan-16 13:53
Re: Why are the Causeways where they are, 708 cladking 27-Jan-16 15:42
Re: Why are the Causeways where they are, 558 Jon Ellison 27-Jan-16 18:35
Re: Why are the Causeways where they are, 538 cladking 27-Jan-16 20:37
Re: age of the Sphinx 625 Harte 29-Jan-16 19:24
Re: age of the Sphinx 568 randompHactor 29-Jan-16 19:32
Re: age of the Sphinx 584 Origyptian 29-Jan-16 19:39
Re: age of the Sphinx 855 Martin Stower 15-Feb-16 17:52
Re: age of the Sphinx 637 Origyptian 15-Feb-16 18:18
Re: age of the Sphinx 690 Martin Stower 19-Feb-16 17:53
Re: age of the Sphinx 567 Origyptian 19-Feb-16 18:00
Re: age of the Sphinx 859 Martin Stower 19-Feb-16 20:23
Re: age of the Sphinx 628 Thanos5150 15-Feb-16 18:22
Re: age of the Sphinx 624 Origyptian 15-Feb-16 18:36
Re: age of the Sphinx 678 Thanos5150 15-Feb-16 19:21
Re: age of the Sphinx 581 Origyptian 15-Feb-16 19:55
Re: age of the Sphinx 652 Thanos5150 15-Feb-16 21:27
Re: age of the Sphinx 666 Martin Stower 15-Feb-16 22:00
Re: age of the Sphinx 628 Thanos5150 15-Feb-16 22:34
Re: age of the Sphinx 608 Origyptian 15-Feb-16 23:09
Re: age of the Sphinx 575 Martin Stower 16-Feb-16 19:45
Re: age of the Sphinx 787 Origyptian 16-Feb-16 20:07
Re: age of the Sphinx 556 Martin Stower 16-Feb-16 22:03
Re: age of the Sphinx 612 Origyptian 16-Feb-16 23:33
Re: age of the Sphinx 733 Audrey 16-Feb-16 23:44
Re: age of the Sphinx 671 Martin Stower 17-Feb-16 14:40
Re: age of the Sphinx 609 Origyptian 17-Feb-16 15:18
Re: age of the Sphinx 673 Martin Stower 17-Feb-16 15:31
Re: age of the Sphinx 690 Origyptian 17-Feb-16 15:58
Re: age of the Sphinx 572 Audrey 16-Feb-16 23:37
Re: age of the Sphinx 657 Harte 17-Feb-16 11:24
Re: age of the Sphinx 637 Martin Stower 17-Feb-16 15:13
Re: age of the Sphinx 592 Origyptian 17-Feb-16 15:39
Re: age of the Sphinx 573 Martin Stower 17-Feb-16 15:54
Re: age of the Sphinx 604 Origyptian 17-Feb-16 16:40
Re: age of the Sphinx 634 Martin Stower 17-Feb-16 16:55
Re: age of the Sphinx 570 Origyptian 17-Feb-16 17:08
Re: age of the Sphinx 595 Martin Stower 17-Feb-16 23:00
Re: age of the Sphinx 598 Origyptian 17-Feb-16 23:58
Re: age of the Sphinx 490 Martin Stower 18-Feb-16 00:10
Re: age of the Sphinx 663 Origyptian 18-Feb-16 00:15
Re: age of the Sphinx 564 Martin Stower 18-Feb-16 01:07
Re: age of the Sphinx 698 Harte 17-Feb-16 23:55
Re: age of the Sphinx 605 Origyptian 17-Feb-16 15:50
Re: age of the Sphinx 629 Martin Stower 17-Feb-16 14:55
Re: age of the Sphinx 583 Origyptian 17-Feb-16 15:47
Re: age of the Sphinx 539 Martin Stower 17-Feb-16 16:42
Re: age of the Sphinx 498 Origyptian 17-Feb-16 16:49
Re: age of the Sphinx 703 Martin Stower 17-Feb-16 17:03
Re: age of the Sphinx 603 Origyptian 17-Feb-16 17:10
Re: age of the Sphinx 588 Martin Stower 17-Feb-16 23:40
Re: age of the Sphinx 511 Origyptian 18-Feb-16 00:03
Re: age of the Sphinx 639 Martin Stower 18-Feb-16 00:22
Re: age of the Sphinx 598 Harte 17-Feb-16 23:59
Re: age of the Sphinx 584 Martin Stower 18-Feb-16 01:14
Re: age of the Sphinx 545 Origyptian 15-Feb-16 22:51
Re: age of the Sphinx 583 Audrey 15-Feb-16 23:55
Re: age of the Sphinx 534 Origyptian 16-Feb-16 00:25
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