The Mystery of the Sphinx | John Anthony West

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The Mystery of the Sphinx is a 1993 documentary about the wonder that is The Great Sphinx of Giza.

The documentary focuses on the conflict between egyptologists and geologists regarding the age of the Great Sphinx on the Giza plateau in Egypt. It does so by suggesting the Sphinx water erosion hypothesis.

John Anthony West | Independent Egyptologist
Evidence of water erosion on the Sphinx enclosure walls

Ridiculed by traditional Egyptologists but supported by geologist Robert Schoch, John Anthony West cites water erosion as evidence that the Great Sphinx is more than 9,000 years old.

“If the water weathering hypothesis can’t be overturned, the Sphinx, almost unarguably the greatest sculpture on earth, has to date from a time when there is not even supposed to be civilisation.”

John Anthony West | Graham Hancock Interview

The host of the documentary, which features Egyptologist John Anthony West and writer Richard C. Hoagland, is actor Charlton Heston.


Source: Interview with John Anthony West on Ancient Egypt Mysteries

Source: Mystery of the Sphinx 1993 – John Anthony West

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