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Audrey Wrote:
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> Yes, it is. Don't know what to make of it.

Yeah, need to see more. Now that it is on our radar maybe something in our intellectual travels will shed some more light on it.

> All are good points. Isn't this where a
> mainstreamer steps in with Members I II & III to
> explain everything.
> There seems to be no planning
> involved in the enclosure as if it were all
> accidental, nothing that speaks of an appearance
> worthy of such an important statue, which is what
> you're saying. Good point.
> The 3 quarry walls show 3 different results, from
> environment or climate erosion or a difference in
> age. Would there be another cause? Anyway the
> results are obvious, the 3 walls did not undergo
> the same process.

Its been bugging me since you brought up that the Sphinx may not have originally been an animal. You may be onto something here.

> If I had a memory I could be precise about dates
> here; there is what is called a 'dark age' from
> around 1200bc-800bc, IIRC. Not only in Egyptian
> history but also in other parts but I don't
> remember enough to be specific. It is a puzzling
> blank spot not often addressed, I've only read of
> it in the catastrophe camp. It could be that
> whatever happened during that time gave rise to
> new fables and creatures, just a thought.

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The Old World has confronted archaeologists with many riddles, perhaps the most tantalising of which is the Dark Age, an economic and cultural recession so devastating it lasted for 400 years from 1200 to 800 BC. Or did it? The dates for the Near East and Mediterranean are derived from the highly regarded chronology of ancient Egypt, but could not that itself have been miscalculated? This is the pioneering theory proposed by Peter James in an intricate piece of scholarly detective work. Deciphering the clues from papyri and pottery, he and his team of experts search layer by layer through the excavated treasures of a vast area from Spain to Iran and from Denmark to Sudan, until they reach Egypt, the root of the labrinthine riddle. It is here that they unearth 250 years of ‘ghost history’. Once these are eliminated, fresh perspective is thrown not only on the reality of the Dark Age, but also on the Trojan War, the foundation of Rome, the origin of the Greek alphabet and the Golden Age of King Solomon. Centuries of Darkness is a masterpiece of archaeological reasoning which will revolutionise our view of the ancient world.
Centuries of Darkness.

> Accidentally came across this, is it what you were
> looking for?
>

Nice. Thanks. Well, that is definitely Menkaure's cartouche. Canaanites migrated to Egypt in the early MK and Canaan later became a subject of Egypt at the beginning of the NK. Menkaure was a revered pharaoh and his cartouche is found well into the Saite Period. I don't want to spin it, but all things considered I think it is fair to say it's OK provenance is cautious and regardless not enough to overturn a vacuum of sphinxes otherwise.



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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 888 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 751 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 768 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 852 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 713 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 679 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
Re: age of the Sphinx 527 Audrey 16-Feb-16 01:40
Re: age of the Sphinx 600 Origyptian 16-Feb-16 02:50
Re: age of the Sphinx 581 Audrey 16-Feb-16 03:05
Re: age of the Sphinx 582 Origyptian 16-Feb-16 15:06
Re: age of the Sphinx 657 Thanos5150 16-Feb-16 00:20
Re: age of the Sphinx 559 Martin Stower 16-Feb-16 00:37
Re: age of the Sphinx 616 Thanos5150 16-Feb-16 00:44
Re: age of the Sphinx 584 Audrey 16-Feb-16 01:33
Re: age of the Sphinx 590 Martin Stower 16-Feb-16 02:41
Re: age of the Sphinx 685 Audrey 16-Feb-16 02:52
Re: age of the Sphinx 573 Martin Stower 16-Feb-16 03:03
Re: age of the Sphinx 668 Audrey 16-Feb-16 03:08
Re: age of the Sphinx 641 Martin Stower 16-Feb-16 03:18
Re: age of the Sphinx 786 Audrey 16-Feb-16 03:36
Re: age of the Sphinx 659 Jon Ellison 16-Feb-16 04:23
Re: age of the Sphinx 701 Martin Stower 16-Feb-16 14:28
Re: age of the Sphinx 659 Martin Stower 16-Feb-16 14:41
Re: age of the Sphinx 639 Audrey 16-Feb-16 01:30
Re: age of the Sphinx 504 Origyptian 16-Feb-16 02:40
Re: age of the Sphinx 653 Martin Stower 15-Feb-16 21:41
Re: age of the Sphinx 607 Origyptian 15-Feb-16 23:06
Re: age of the Sphinx 745 Martin Stower 16-Feb-16 00:03
Re: age of the Sphinx 708 cladking 16-Feb-16 03:30
Re: age of the Sphinx 698 Martin Stower 16-Feb-16 14:48
Re: age of the Sphinx 694 cladking 16-Feb-16 19:55
Re: age of the Sphinx 704 Martin Stower 15-Feb-16 16:28
Re: age of the Sphinx 717 Brian Patterson 29-Jan-16 20:08


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