The Giza Plateau is one of the most spectacular and mysterious places on Earth. There we can find the Great Sphinx and the ancient construction that attracted researchers since its discovery and to these days no one has been able to date its origin.
According to two Ukrainian scientists, the Sphinx is more than 800,000 years old. These two scientists, Manichev Vjacheslav and Alexander G. Parkhomenko, tried to overcome the Orthodox interpretation of Egyptology. However, the problem and difficulty of dating the construction of the Great Sphinx still exist, however, new scientific methods and new geological approaches make the task less difficult.
These two scientists claim that water from the great lakes played an important role in the formation of depressions. The similarity of the erosion forms and the geological structure of the sedimentary rock suggest that the destruction of the structure was due to the energy of the waves.
Geological literature confirms the existence of scattered lakes in the areas bordering the Nile, and this could explain the erosion of the Sphinx. However, the existence of these lakes dates back to the early Pleistocene. Does that mean that the Great Sphinx already existed back then?
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