Who took a hat sphinx?

15 Mar

When viewed from above, it is a sphinx’s head is too flat, just for a hat, and a hole – a system of “Tongue and groove.” But perhaps it covers something more important: In 1979 the state of the Sphinx was very bad. Urgently required to take measures to save the monument – just so that he lost his head. The old clumsy restoration, carried out by the Egyptians, ordinary cement, a few years only worsened the quality of the head of the statue. During the first phase of restoration work of the US-Egyptian named Mohamed felah Abd al-Fayed Mavgud that a child in 1926, worked on removing the Sphinx from the sand under the leadership of the French engineer Emile Baraza, said the leaders of the restoration of the existence of a small hole in the neck Sphinx, which he forgot, and remembered only recently. According to this old man, through the hole could penetrate interior of the statue.
Affected members of this unusual revelation of the American Research Centre for Egyptology, led by Zahi Hawass and Mark Lehner, without a moment’s hesitation, grabbed flashlights and, forgetting for a moment the head of a sphinx, made their way into it. The fact that archaeologists have discovered it, not like the description of the galleries or one of the legends of ancient and medieval chronicles. It was opened a well-tunnel formed by a very narrow caves – a width of not more than a meter, the total length of which was 9 meters. One of the wells is within the body of the statue up, following the curves of all four of its paws, and the other descends vertically into the rock utykaetsya. Both form a grotto angle of 90 degrees. Their walls and unpolished look no more treated than in Castilian wine cellars. After a tedious search for traces of processing, it was found that the work is conducted from the top down, and at the top of even the semblance of the stairs was found, rather – the hole in the wall to dig up in order to facilitate the descent into the tunnel. Currently there are no obstacles in order to explore other parts of the Sphinx, which, as we know, there are voids.American geophysicist Thomas Dobetski already implemented in the early 90s a number of joint research with Boston University geologist Robert shokh, author of the latest controversial theory that the Sphinx dates to the time between the eighth and sixth millennia BC While these works were discovered “anomalies and cavities in the rock between the paws of the mother and the statues on each side of the Sphinx.” The most notable of the four newly discovered cavities – is the one whose value is at the bottom of 9 x 12 meters at a depth of 5 meters. The size and the structure of this new camera is fully exclude the idea that it is a natural cave. This means that in the guts of the Sphinx is a secret room.

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