The Great Sphinx Is Unleashed With Never Before Seen Images

The Sphinx has fascinated me since I was a young grade-schooler, when I used to sit and watch the Discovery Channel with my older Sister during the Summers. (Yeah, kind of nerdy, but hey!) It turns out that the majestic structure of the Sphinx is one of the most mysterious monuments on Earth. It isn’t fascinating to just my sister and I.

The images displayed below are some of which I have never seen before, and were taken before most of the restorations of the Sphinx. The images are extremely rare and old. And also, so very cool.

Great Sphinx of Giza

The Great Sphinx of Giza is one of the most appreciated monuments that is as mysterious as beautiful. Archaeologically speaking, it is one of the most enigmatic monuments ever found since scholars have absolutely no idea who built it and its original purpose.

At 241 feet long and 66 feet high, Giza’s Great Sphinx holds the record as the largest monolith statue on the planet’s surface. The Great monument is believed to have been discovered in AD 1817, when the first modern archaeological dig, led by Giovanni Battista Caviglia, managed to uncover the Sphinx’s chest completely. This marvelous ancient architecture piece remains one of the few ancient pieces of work that nobody bothered to take credit for. Mainstream scholars have been perplexed by its mysterious history for years.

Many researchers consider the the large statue to be an astronomically aligned monument.

Geological findings indicate that the it may have been sculpted sometime before 10,000 BC, which coincides with the Age of Leo, or the Lion, which lasted from 10,970 to 8810 BC.

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Astronomical Values

According to Graham Hancock, computer simulations show that in 10,500 BC, the constellation of Leo housed the sun on the spring equinox – i.e., an hour before dawn in that epoch, Leo would have reclined due east along the horizon in the place where the sun would soon rise. This means that the lion-bodied Sphinx, with its due-east orientation, would have gazed directly on that morning at the one constellation in the sky that might reasonably be regarded as its own celestial counterpart.

Today there are countless images of the this monolithic monument, and nearly all of them show it as it is today, nearly completely restored to its full glory. However, the most interesting images taken of the Sphinx are those taken after its discovery.

While many people are unaware of this, there are numerous antique images of the Sphinx, which show this incredible ancient monument as it looked before its restorations in modern times.

The images depict numerous cavities, entrances, and what appear to be tunnels that, according to many, leads below this majestic ancient monument. But to where do they lead to?

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5 Rare Images of the Sphinx

5 Extremely Old Sphinx Images You’ve Probably Never Seen
This is a rare image of the Sphinx taken from a hot air balloon in the early 19th century. This is before excavation and restoration.
5 Extremely Old Sphinx Images You’ve Probably Never Seen
Ancient Code Pyramids and Sphinx Giza Egypt 1860. Image Credit: Photographium Historical Photo Archive
5 Extremely Old Sphinx Images You’ve Probably Never Seen
British soldiers posing at the Great Sphinx at Giza. Image Credit Unknown.
One of the oldest photos of the Great Sphinx from 1880. Image Credit Unknown
This is a rare image of the Sphinx shows the surface of the head of the Sphinx. The images was taken in 1925. Image Credit Unknown

Written by Willy Martinez.

Published by Willy Martinez

Willy Martinez is a creative writer, Integrated Marketing Specialist, and Boxing coach. Since being honorably discharged from the Marines in 2004, he has pursued his passion for telling stories, whether they be through film, graphic design, and writing for digital art.

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