A study conducted by scientists from New York University confirmed the hypothesis about the influence of nature on the formation of the Egyptian Great Sphinx, one of the most ancient monumental sculptures in the world. According to scientists, the wind first shaped the rock formation into the shape of a lion, and then the ancient builders carved it, creating the appearance of the mythical sphinx.
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Egyptologist Roman Orekhov, commenting on hypotheses about secret rooms under the paws of the Sphinx, noted that it is necessary to consider the statue practically. The Sphinx symbolized the sacredness of the necropolis in Giza and depicted the creator god, the patron of this complex. Egyptian kings had the custom of depicting their ancestors in the form of sphinxes, with their roots going back to the deity who gave birth to the world.
Orekhov also emphasized that the idea of secret rooms under the Sphinx has no basis. There are many underground voids around the statue, caused by burials typical of sacred places. However, they are not directly related to the Sphinx itself, but rather to the sacredness of a common place.
In conclusion, the scientist emphasized that the main mystery of Giza is not the Sphinx, but the pyramids. The construction of the pyramids still remains a mystery, and for the ancient Egyptians this project became something of a “project of the century.” Orekhov noted that the blocks for the construction of the pyramids were delivered by water through the port complex at the Giza plateau, using the floods of the Nile and the shipping skills of the ancient Egyptians.
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