Friday, May 20, 2011

550- the WORLD'S MOST FASCINATING HISTORY MYSTERIES #12: "THE SPHINX....!"

A) PBS NOVA...the latest indepth research and discoveries centering around the many centuries old enigma of THE...S-P-H-I-N-X! revealed recently so much to solve the mystery.
B) The SPHINX...has the body of a lion and head of a pharaoh.  NOVA's highly intelligent researcher has methodically concluded that the "head" is that of Kahfre, guardian spirit for his entire burial complex.
D) Problem?  The figure was carved from natural limestone of Giza, right on the location and has been desintegrating since those first years of construction.  NOVA even spent quality time figuring out how the SPHINX was acually crafted....
E) The base is on or about 187'.   It's 20' wide and 66' in height at the head level.
F) Beard?  Not now, BUT the NOVA experts concluded that there was a customary long Egyptian beard at one time!
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