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The Great Sphinx

Author and adventurer Brien Foerster, who publishes on, recently published a video in which he walks us around on a quick tour of the sides, and back of the Sphinx showing the condition of the enclosure walls as well as the statue. As you can see from the video, there’s been restoration, but there’s also lots of clear erosion marks.

How we know the Pharaohs didn't make the Sphinx

Water Erosion on the Great Sphinx

For those who don’t know, there are hundreds of scientists that have recognized these marks and written books or made documentaries about them. This evidence is so profound, yet obvious that it’s shocking that it’s not widely known today. The implications are obviously far reaching… and once again, they shatter a common believe that’s held strong for thousands of years…

Video Transcript:

Brien Foerster:

This is one of the back paws of the famous Sphinx on the Giza plateau, and the story of its age has been controversial for a long time. We have geological evidence, as in geologists’ professional opinions about when the initial carving would have been done.

So, what you’re looking at behind me, of course, is the erosion. This is lime stone. Probably an ancient sea bed, and the erosion you would think, would have been the result of wind, blowing sand over the course of say a few thousand years to do that. Dr. Robert Schoch of Boston University, who is an expert on the weathering of stone, has stated for many years, that this is the result of precipitation. This weathering is from water. As you can see, it’s a desert now, but 8-10,000 years ago it was Savannah, it was grasslands, maybe even tropical. So this weathering means that, this work, this was actually carved out, that this work was done at least 8-10,000 years ago. That dates the Sphinx at being 8-10,000 years old. Several thousand years older than the dynastic,¬†pharaonic culture of Egypt.

Great Sphinx of Egypt

As you can see the weathering on the body is much greater than the weathering on the head, and basically, only the head has been exposed for any significant amount of time. Usually the body has been covered in sand. So how can you explain, the body is more heavily eroded than the head is?

Really the only logical explanation for that, is the fact that the head has been re-carved. At least once, if not many times, because the proportions are way off. The body of the Sphinx, including the tail, the feet, and the torso etc… are in in reasonably good proportion to one another, but the head is much, much smaller.

Sphinx Buried in Sand

So based on scientific evidence of Dr. Robert Schoch and supposedly at least 200 others geologists from around the world, the weathering of the Sphinx, and the weathering of the Sphinx enclosure, is the result of water weathering and that could have only have happened at least 8 maybe 10,000 years ago, and that dates the Sphinx at that age, because the Sphinx had to be cut out, down into, and open up to create this enclosure. It wasn’t, as you can see, the Sphinx is not on the level, normal ground. It’s sunken down, and so these walls here, all of this was carved out. In order to shape the Sphinx as we see it. The other intriguing thing is that the Sphinx Temple, which is in front of the Sphinx, is what is composed, or where the stone in this area was used. Those stones are megalithic multi-ton. So, the people didn’t simple carve the Sphinx out with primitive tools. They cut multi-ton blocks out. Moved it, or them, all to the front and created, supposedly, the Sphinx Temple from that. That is a major engineering achievement, not something that a bronze age culture, such as the Dynastic Egyptians probably were capable of.

Sphinx Half Covered in Sand

Yousef Awyan:

Well, here we are between the paws of the Sphinx, and this is the famous temple related to Tefnut. This temple was constructed from limestone, and you can see, such as that corner over there, that the whole temple was once cased with rose granite. There is a massive cut, also on that Northern wall, its all one sharp, clear cut. It’s supposed to be a ceremonial temple, but we know that its part of the dynamic of the design itself, and most of them were connected as we see, the same kind of structure is laid. Also, this temple connected white color sites, or perhaps also the floor was made white outside, like the Valley Temple.

Brien Foerster:

Are there shafts within, within this structure?

Yousef Awyan:

I didn’t examine this one from inside before, but there is others, there is shafts inside the other one. I’m sure there is in this one, in some spots. They are connected actually. From behind this wall, there is an access to the other door inside the Valley Temple.

The Sphinx in Black and White

Mohamed Ibrahim:

But realize that Egyptians had brought megalithic pieces of limestone, weighing more than 20 tons. This is a miracle because in modern time, we can’t find such huge pieces. Yes, we have so many quarries of limestone, but to find big blocks like this, and to manage to cut this megalithic piece nowadays, I think it is impossible. Maybe in granite yes, we can do this, but in limestone no, because limestone in the quarries, we can cut blocks like 5 tons maximum or 2 tons or three tons, but more than 20 tons, this is impossible in my opinion.

Sphinx and Paws

Brien Foerster:

So, to encapsulate what has been said, as I walk past the tail of the Sphinx here. The body of the Sphinx was dug out of the bedrock. Only the head was exposed geologically that’s called a yardang. It was originally just a knob above the ground. The carving of the Sphinx’s body wasn’t simply done by chipping away into the bedrock. Multi-ton blocks in what Mohammed said, at least, or possibly as big as 20 tons, were removed and the Sphinx Temple was created from those blocks. Based on the weathering and erosion of the walls here, that was done by water, not by wind and sand. The only time that could have happened where there would have been so much rain to erode the bedrock, would have been at least 8,000 years ago. Now as far back as the dynastic Egyptians go, the first dynastic Egyptian was believed to be a ruler about 3100, maybe 3200 b.c. So we’re talking roughly 5,000 years. So at a minimum the Sphinx is 3,000 years older than the Egyptians, and therefore the question is, who made it? And who removed the multi-ton blocks to create the Sphinx Temple? One answer is that they were called the Kemetians. For more information about that subject, please look up

So what Yousef Awyan just pointed out, is that the Sphinx Temple, which is in front of the Sphinx, and the Valley Temple, which is to the right of its head, actually were contem… most likely were contemporary. The Sphinx Temple looks much more eroded, then the other, then the Valley Temple, but the Sphinx Temple was much more… how shall we put this in a nice way…recycled, as compared to the Valley Temple. The Valley Temple still has it’s mega-tonnage blocks of engineered granite standing in, in sockets in the ground, but all of those were taken out of the Sphinx Temple and recycled to make statues, other parts of buildings. The thing is, that’s it’s not simply that it would have been done by the Greeks, or the Romans, it may have been done even farther back in time than that.

The Sphinx Uncovered

Stepehen Mehler:

We’re in the back of the Sphinx, the rump of the Sphinx. In 1987, there was an NBC special with Zahi Hawass, Mark (inaudible) and narrated by Omar Sharif. They had come back here and they had just recently discovered, this block came loose and there’s a tunnel underneath it. They went down it and of course it ended in water. It’s a major tunnel, according to indigenous tradition, from the Sphinx that leads to all the pyramids. Directly to the Great Pyramid. So, they went down there, and they found water, and they didn’t know how to explain it. Some people believe the Sphinx may be hollow, but there’s definitely water still crossing, this is a major water line underneath the Sphinx because she was part of the energy field, and obviously you see, since then, they’ve put a block here because they don’t want any one else to discover that fact. That under the Sphinx is a massive amount of water table, running water. The underground of water (inaudible) and she controls the energy of the whole Giza plateau, that’s why she was constructed.

Brien Foerster:

So, Stepehen when you’re talking about the Sphinx being the symbol of the Great Mother and also, the… actually if you can just go ahead and talk about that, and that relationship with water, etc…

The Back End of the Sphinx

Stepehen Mehler:

Well, again we’re talking about a great ancient matriarchal society, so to them everything was the Great Mother. Nut represents the sky, we see her on top of coffins during the dynastic period (inaudible) to user her, people going to return to, we always know we’re going to return to Mother, the source. So, the indigenous tradition again is, when Nut wanted to manifest on the planet physically, she spit. Spit cannot be measured. It has no viable way, so you can’t define the Mother, but if you can, they built a statue and so they directed, on this the major zone, the major vortex, the major power place of the Giza plateau, because this limestone outcropping was here 56,000 years ago Haakim tells us. People came before she was the Sphinx just to bath in the energy. They’ve known, and it has also been suggested for many previous life cycles people came here, knew this was a power place and energy zone. The major water channel running right under here leads to where they eventually built the pyramids. They build the pyramids where they are exactly to be under the water tunnels coming from the Sphinx. So, according to indigenous tradition, as the Great Mother, she controls all the energy that comes into the Giza plateau. In my opinion, this is the number one power place on the planet, and has been know by indigenous people, as we said, previous life cycles, at least 56,000 years if not more.

Sphinx Erosion

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