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I get a strong impression that you think three dimensional carving, in proper proportion, on a massive scale, is easy as the blink of an eye; apparently, you're not a carver on any scale. One of my hobbies is carving, mostly in wood, but some stone work, on a small scale (1 to 2 foot sizes). On any scale, it takes considerable planning, (after all, you remove too much, you can hardly put it back succesfully) and on the massive scale of the Sphinx, a tremendous amount of organisation for the actual sculpting, stone removal, feeding/housing the workforce, etc.; this isn't a matter of magic, but requires a reasonably well developed culture to make it happen. BTW, as for keeping things in proportion, I do recognize that the head of the Sphinx is quite small for the other proportions of the sculpture, and I therefore subscribe to the idea that it was likely an entire lion, at first. I think the human face is a later modification by an over-ego-ed Pharoah. Considering the badly eroded condition of the body, relative to the head, and the fact that the body was buried for a considerable part of its past, I agree with others that it is likely far older that Pharoaonic.

How 'easy' was it for us, in the 20th century, to carve the faces on Mt. Rushmore? It still took a full generation, even with power drills/chisels, and explosives; we didn't even bother to haul away the rubble-it still piled up at the foot of the mountain. Perhaps this in itself means that we are not 'advanced'.

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To John A West: I Honorably Object 568 R Avry Wilson 08-Jan-04 07:27
Re: To John A West: I Honorably Object 297 Dyrham 08-Jan-04 12:09
Re: To John A West: I Honorably Object 309 R Avry Wilson 08-Jan-04 12:27
Yes and No 310 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 15:29
Re: Yes and No 286 lobo-hotei 08-Jan-04 16:20
exactly! 330 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 16:44
Re: exactly! 311 Elizabeth Newton 09-Jan-04 01:31
Re: exactly! 289 G. VDC 09-Jan-04 08:34
that's a big help ...NOT!~ 263 W. L. Nixon 10-Jan-04 15:46
Re: that's a big help ...NOT!~ 299 Elizabeth Newton 11-Jan-04 05:07
I'll try again 307 W. L. Nixon 11-Jan-04 15:33
Re: I'll try again 230 Elizabeth Newton 11-Jan-04 15:57
Re: I'll try again 282 W. L. Nixon 11-Jan-04 16:19
Re: I'll try again 236 Elizabeth Newton 11-Jan-04 16:29
Re: exactly! 320 Cynnara 09-Jan-04 12:44
Re: To John A West: I Honorably Object 324 scimitar 08-Jan-04 16:46
Re: To John A West: I Honorably Object 256 rubberdown 08-Jan-04 12:28
Re: To John A West: I Honorably Object 265 R Avry Wilson 08-Jan-04 12:31
Re: To John A West: I Honorably Object 300 cardinal guzman 08-Jan-04 13:04
Re: To John A West: I Honorably Object 239 Dyrham 09-Jan-04 18:04
Re: To John A West: I Honorably Object 375 SunSword 09-Jan-04 19:29
On the way to the park 314 j_bowles 08-Jan-04 14:44
Re: To John A West: I Honorably Object 379 scimitar 08-Jan-04 16:20
An apology? Where? 311 G. VDC 08-Jan-04 16:33
I can only opine that... 274 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 16:56
Re: I can only opine that... 435 G. VDC 08-Jan-04 17:00
The Bludgeon of Ludicrous Wit... 284 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 17:20
Re: The Bludgeon of Ludicrous Wit... 282 G. VDC 08-Jan-04 17:23
Re: The Bludgeon of Ludicrous Wit... 282 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 17:31
Re: An apology? Where? 292 ArmchairObserver 08-Jan-04 17:01
You are ignoring.. 287 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 17:07
Re: You are ignoring.. 255 ArmchairObserver 08-Jan-04 22:38
hard to believe 273 j_bowles 08-Jan-04 23:04
Re: hard to believe 320 G. VDC 09-Jan-04 08:28
Re: hard to believe 294 mephisto 09-Jan-04 12:34
Re: hard to believe 262 G. VDC 09-Jan-04 12:36
Re: hard to believe 271 mephisto 09-Jan-04 12:39
Re: hard to believe 260 ArmchairObserver 09-Jan-04 18:00
in this thread 268 W. L. Nixon 10-Jan-04 15:54
Re: An apology? Where? 243 G. VDC 08-Jan-04 17:20
Re: An apology? Where? 253 ArmchairObserver 08-Jan-04 22:39
Re: An apology? Where? 269 G. VDC 09-Jan-04 08:26
Re: An apology? Where? 370 ArmchairObserver 09-Jan-04 18:05
Re: An apology? Where? 316 Bent 08-Jan-04 17:42
Re: An apology? Where? 284 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 17:48
Re: An apology? Where? 278 G. VDC 08-Jan-04 17:53
clarification 288 G. VDC 08-Jan-04 17:57
Warwick & Gerd......... 287 Bent 08-Jan-04 19:17
Bent 300 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 19:46
Re: Bent 246 Bent 08-Jan-04 19:56
Re: Bent 288 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 20:23
Re: Bent 335 Bent 08-Jan-04 20:26
Re: Bent 370 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 20:32
Re: Bent 243 G. VDC 09-Jan-04 08:25
Re: Bent 241 W. L. Nixon 10-Jan-04 15:56
Re: Bent 270 G. VDC 10-Jan-04 16:13
Re: An apology? Where? 247 lobo-hotei 08-Jan-04 18:16
Lobo... 256 Bent 08-Jan-04 18:31
Re: An apology? Where? 247 Jaimi 08-Jan-04 23:59
And the body faced east 237 j_bowles 08-Jan-04 16:53
Re: And the body faced east 219 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 17:03
Re: And the body faced east 250 j_bowles 08-Jan-04 18:21
Hold on a minute 354 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 18:32
Re: The Measured Sphinx 294 JDMilller 08-Jan-04 18:31
Re: The Measured Sphinx 258 G. VDC 08-Jan-04 18:38
I'll try! 277 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 18:46
*GRINS* 261 G. VDC 08-Jan-04 18:53
Re: *GRINS* 270 Cynnara 09-Jan-04 12:43
Re: The Measured Sphinx 283 cardinal guzman 09-Jan-04 00:17
Re: The Measured Sphinx 256 G. VDC 09-Jan-04 08:20
Re: The Measured Sphinx 300 ArmchairObserver 08-Jan-04 22:54
Great example of the fluff JAW was complaining about 269 Laird Scranton 08-Jan-04 23:09
Re: To John A West: I Honorably Object 226 Diomede 09-Jan-04 00:50
The Sakkara Tombs 332 G. VDC 09-Jan-04 12:34
G.VDC Some Questions for you to answer directly please 423 Thirdwave 09-Jan-04 15:43
Re: G.VDC Some Questions for you to answer directly please 288 G. VDC 09-Jan-04 17:03
Re: G.VDC Some Questions for you to answer directly please 242 Thirdwave 09-Jan-04 20:55
Re: G.VDC Some Questions for you to answer directly please 281 G. VDC 10-Jan-04 14:33
Original Thinking and Common Sense 263 Thirdwave 10-Jan-04 17:32
can we please.. 289 W. L. Nixon 10-Jan-04 17:40
Walk this way ..... 247 Thirdwave 10-Jan-04 17:53
Re: Walk this way ..... 262 W. L. Nixon 10-Jan-04 17:58
Oh deary dear ! 268 Thirdwave 10-Jan-04 18:10
the Topic is.. 258 W. L. Nixon 10-Jan-04 18:41
Re: the Topic is.. 264 Thirdwave 10-Jan-04 18:48
Re: Original Thinking and Common Sense 316 Greg Reeder 10-Jan-04 19:49
nonsense reigns 413 j_bowles 10-Jan-04 20:02
Re: Original Thinking and Common Sense 354 Thirdwave 10-Jan-04 20:07
Re: Original Thinking and Common Sense 310 R Avry Wilson 11-Jan-04 08:03
are you saying... 309 W. L. Nixon 11-Jan-04 15:40
Re: Original Thinking and Common Sense 308 G. VDC 11-Jan-04 13:18
Re: Original Thinking and Common Sense 260 Laird Scranton 11-Jan-04 16:00
Re: Original Thinking and Common Sense 302 Greg Reeder 12-Jan-04 03:32
Re: Original Thinking and Common Sense 348 G. VDC 12-Jan-04 05:56
Re: Original Thinking and Common Sense 232 G. VDC 12-Jan-04 05:58
Mr West... 269 Cynnara 09-Jan-04 16:16
Re: Mr West... 259 Laird Scranton 09-Jan-04 19:47
Re: Mr West... 276 Cynnara 09-Jan-04 23:37
Re: Mr West... 257 Laird Scranton 09-Jan-04 23:45
Re: Mr West... 292 Cynnara 10-Jan-04 00:14
Re: Mr West... 264 Laird Scranton 10-Jan-04 05:10
Re: Mr West... 246 Archae Solenhofen 10-Jan-04 06:03
Re: Mr West... 250 Laird Scranton 10-Jan-04 16:32
I could be wrong but... 262 W. L. Nixon 10-Jan-04 16:46
Re: Mr West... 259 Archae Solenhofen 10-Jan-04 19:33
Archae...... 292 Bent 10-Jan-04 20:11
Re: Mr West... 332 Cynnara 10-Jan-04 12:26
Re: Mr West... 260 Archae Solenhofen 10-Jan-04 06:00
Re: Mr West... 310 Laird Scranton 10-Jan-04 16:35
Re: Mr West... 280 Archae Solenhofen 10-Jan-04 19:36
Re: Mr West... 267 Laird Scranton 11-Jan-04 00:08
Re: Mr West... 245 W. L. Nixon 11-Jan-04 16:59
Re: Mr West... 238 Archae Solenhofen 12-Jan-04 06:30
Episode 3 of JAW's Magical Tour 241 Atlantida 09-Jan-04 20:59


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