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12 years ago
SphinxNose
ive always wondered about the origins of this pyramid because unlike the Giza monsters, there is no period of development evident in mesoamerica. the pyramid of the sun is the largest and most impressive pyarmid in the new world, yet it is also the oldest, bigger and older than any of the myan pyramids or anything else yet found. i brought this question to my anthropology professor, a 40+ year
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
hahahah wow what a thread!! thanks to Archae and everyone for their contributions, Archae is a true fountain of knowledge and titan of the keyboard coming through with incredibly in depth answers for everything including quotes, pics and footnotes even, im not even going to pretend to say i fully understand all thats being discussed but thats ok. competition and rivalry is the key to progress th
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
what is your opinion on the Sphinx's age, and what do you make of the West/Schock hypothesises? you seem to be on another level that most, your input is much appreciated
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
incredible, thanks for putting so much effort into a response. i think we can end thread here :)
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
ok dragging enormous blocks across level ground by huge gangs of men using rollers or whatever might be doable, but dragging the same block up the incline of the ramps...i dont see it happeneing. think about it, once you started it moving, once you got to the incline, it would not only be significantly more difficult to pull but once started they could not stop moving until the stone was on level
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
couldnt agree more. nothing but personal theories and pure speculation being passed off by those in positions of 'authority' as solid, un challengable facts
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
so its either 1. an ark containing the words and powers of god 2. an empty box with no real powers/significance, a hoax 3. an ancient mechanical device containing artifacts of lost technologies for gods sake cant someone just go and find out once and for all what they've got in that little chapel? I mean,,,,,, all the answers are just sitting right there!!!!! I just don't get it.
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
haha that was a bit 'out there' sally... anyways it just seems strange to me that something with as enormous implications to such huge religions as judaism and christianity could go on just sitting there completely ignored...the whole situation just seems strange to me. i just find it hard to believe that such an artifact could just go on so long without (official) discovery
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
do you guys believe that this is an actual artifact, and that it really exists? do you agree that it is in ethiopia? if so, why is there such little media attention given to what would be one of the most important things on earth, something that could potentially prove or disprove some of the world major religions? its just hard for me to believe that something with such enormous implications an
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
archae, good point about the recarving of the head problems, it seems so simple after u explained it but i nevertheless it didnt occur to me before. that said, if the head is the original, your saying its less weathered than the body despite being much more exposed is due to its being of a younger and higher quality limestone? the replies are appreciated
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
lee, out of curiosity what are your reasons for not accepting schoch's conclusions?
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
right-but thats really nothing more than educated guessing. no one really knows what exact date the inventory stela dates from, its incomplete, no one knows if its text was intended as historical fact or a story or propoganda, and whats written on it is completely open to interpretation. the problem with using this stuff as a basis for 'facts' is that this is a language that died out thousands o
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
this is a classic example of something potentially huge beyond belief being discovered then quietly swept under the rug, which seems to happen all the time with matters that challenge the 'establishment'. anyway, has or has not the sphinx been Geologically Proven to be much, much older than 'the establishment' says???? supposedly we had a prominent geologist make this claim, supported by cold
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
come on now guys, everyone knows Cheops was interrered in the Kings Chamber of the great pyramid, after they messed up on the queens chamber and decided to abandon it. they put him in that unmarked box in the unmarked room. its just that robbers got inside there and cleaned it out before the Egyptologists could get there. the sole purpose of the whole thing was just a place to put his body. i mea
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
yes exactly Dr.Jones, im sure he already knows whats (was) there. theres no way an someone as fanatic about egyptology as him could just let something like that sit under his nose for 13 years and not look into it. about the copper handle- that sounds just like the (carbon-dateable) peice of wood that was found when one of the shafts was opened that conveniently 'was lost'. that peice of wood co
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
"His agenda is to discover....whatever there is to Discover. I'll stick to believing that until someone can PROOVE otherwise. My agenda? The same with the addition of my being hopeful of one day meeting him and thanking him for his dedication to knowledge." his agenda is to discover?....thats why the 'doors' were found in 1994 and not bothered with until 2007...hahahahah oh brother.
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
that wouldnt work because if he finds (or should i say found) anything that in any way conflicted with the orthodox status quo he would supress it.
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
pete you wrote 'We've gone over this. In many ways the projects undertaken in the 5th and 6th dynastys are of finer work than those in the 4th. There was a shift in religious iconography as represented in monumental construction at this time.' and i think some others may have mentioned this idea as well. im not denying what your saying cause you probably know more about that than me, but i have
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
no matter what you say there is absolutely no excuse for 14 years to have gone by without bothering to investigate the biggest discovery in modern times in egypt's greatest monument/icon. yeah, im sure in the 14 years that have passed he was simply 'too busy' to get to such a 'trivial' matter..... there is no excuse whatsoever. also he screwed over gatenbrink, as well as anyone else whose ideas c
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
hawass is such an attention w*ore (can i say that?) 'i will show the world..' ect ect. yeah great going hawass, your only 14 years late. am i the only one who sees the sheer ridiculousness of the situation? these doors were discovered FOURTEEN YEARS ago and are just now being 'revealed'. maybe its just me, but if im an egyptologist, a discovery like this would take priority over pretty much any
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
its ok warwick. im certainly no expert and there are people on here way more knowledgeable than me. but any way, you say there was the opposite of a brain drain? i guess this is what puzzles me: i am under the impression that post-giza, late 4th dynasty construction of major works suffered a sudden and sharp decline not only in size(which is understandable) but in Quality as well(which is harder
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
take it easy warwick, the possible 'brain drain' i was referring to and the related drop in building skills would have taken place well after Menkaure's time not during it. as of now there is no realistic explaination know for the sudden decline in the quality of building overall. when the roman empire was in decline their architectural skills did not suddenly go back hundreds of years, and in t
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
awesome, i come back a few days later and theres 80 replies lol. there was alot of good possible points brought up here. i would say that the possible 'brain drain' that may have occured during egypt's decline in prosperity is a pretty good possiblility accounting for the sudden loss of building technology. also i think that the Inventory Stela could prove to be valuable beyond measure...
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
1. why did Menkaure(sp?) consent to having his pyramid much, much smaller than the previous 2? 2. why, after this pyramid, after displaying such an impressive evolution of archotectural development, did egyptian architecture make an enormous plummet in quality? if it was simply a matter of Egypt becoming less prosperous, then the works created should have been smaller and less extravagant *but o
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
whose steven? but yeah, i was just pointing out how unique, old, and impressive this site is which doesnt seem to get much attention at all. its funny how little even the 'authorities' on archaeology really know about this stuff, they've managed to sell what is essentially a lot of speculation and un-proven personal theories to the public as solid fact, its the same all over the world...it would
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
why does this site get so little attention on here? there are some incredible things about this place: 1. the ORTHODOX view is that the town began somewhere around 7-9000 B.C.!! 2. the enormous stone walls, wall towers, trench, and drainage systems which are conceded to have been built somewhere around 8000 B.C. are unprecedented examples of huge-scale stone construction well over FIVE THOUSAND
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
um, when did i 'profanise'? i dont remember using any curse-words, i know this is not that kind of forum.
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
i made another post yesterday and it is no longer here wth happened? anyways, there is a clear progression of development which INDICATES-not necessarily proves- that the giza monsters were the pinnacle of years of progress. from saqqara to the bent to the little-mentioned Red pyramid there is a clear logical progression which led up to the giza ones. contrary to what seems to be a common belief
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
how is it permitted that one man should have dictatorial powers over an issue this big? especially when he has demonstrated gross irresponsibility and bias? seriously i dont get it.
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13 years ago
SphinxNose
i know im probably just biased from reading graham's books and all, but i cant help but marvel at some of the unbelieveable, unacceptable things that have occured under the Giza 'management'. gatenbrink found the plug or 'door' what, a decade ago? this was the first major new discovery in the great pyramid in recent times, with possibly enormous implications, and what happens? stupid political g
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