let me be a little obtuse...
so far all sides of the debate can agree that
1) the Sphinx is a Lion with a Man's Face
2) the Sphinx is in Egypt
3) the sphinx was carved
4) by human beings
5) it is in terrible shape
beyond that, and especially regards dating I have been made aware of arguments for any time betwewen 30,000 BC and 800 AD.
It should be patently obvious form my previous post that if I had to choose I would opt for the 'Sphinx in its final form' being carved during the 4th dynasty.
I'll leave the final disposition to the experts in Geology.
with the caveats that the experts not dismiss my expertise out of hand merely because the evidence i have presented may disagree with their conclusions.
Please do not regard my position here as equivicational, as I said this isn't about being right it is about finding out what is right.
In Addition:...I have been assured that the copper tools I have commisioned will be made available to me soon. It is now time for me to begin enquiries about obtaining some Limestone from Giza to further my own research into this matter.
I would be more than pleased to correspond with anyone who is interested or can help in any way.
Warwick L Nixon