A Forgotten Sphinx and Faked Cartouche: Changing the Course of Ancient Egyptian History?
As the Abedjw Kings List was inscribed in the mortuary temple of Sety I circa 1279 BC, I tried to find an earlier Kings List - and there is one called ‘The Giza Writing Board’ which dates to the 5th Dynasty. This would therefore be at the most about two centuries later than the King Name in question. Once again, we have the same name as appears in the Abedjw Kings List:
Detail of ‘The Giza Writing Board.’ ( CC BY 3.0 )
These cartouches are in a slightly different order, Refw, Khafre, and Djedefre and the only obvious difference is a rectangular hieroglyph for the letter F in the top cartouche instead of the horned viper hieroglyph we see in the Abedjw List. The dot in the Sun Disc was often inserted for the God Name RE. There is no way that this could possibly be read as ‘Khufu’.
This all puts a big question over the character of Howard Vyse. What has been found is that he was corrupt and bribed his way into Parliament in 1807 and bribed the Pasha of Egypt in 1837 in order to get a permit. He was also ruthless and blasted his way into the Great Pyramid with explosives. He had to have known that the pyramid was once regarded as sacred to the Egyptians, but he had no respect for such an amazing Wonder of the World. I doubt that he would have used gunpowder to blast his way into a cathedral hunting for secret passages. He was not only seeking a fortune in his quest, but was also determined to prove his belief that all creation began only 6000 years ago as indicated by the bible.
- The Abydos King List is a trove of information, preserving the identities of 76 kings of ancient Egypt
- Why are Noses Missing from so Many Egyptian Statues?
Apart from the erosion evidence to date the Sphinx, Robert Bauval has been able to put a date on the building of the Three Giza Pyramids as their positioning would only have been exactly the same as that of the Stars in Orion’s Belt around the year 10,450 BC - this closely agrees with the time when flood waters or tropical rain water submerged the Sphinx.
The Great Sphinx of Giza. ( CC BY-SA 3.0 )
Gerry and I have compiled a chapter in our book about the Orion constellation and its connection to other pyramids and ancient sites around the world.
Constellation Orion as it can be seen by the naked eye. ( CC BY-SA 3.0 )
Finally, I have to recommend the author Graham Hancock’s “Magician of the Gods” for this not only brings us up to date with a number of more recent discoveries such as Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, but he points out that the Sphinx would have been looking directly at the sun rising on the eastern horizon and at the constellation of Leo in the epoch of 10,500 BC. This means that we have three correlations between the Sphinx and Giza Pyramids and a very wet climate at the same point in time.
Our intended book will expand the above and much more!
Top Image: Egypt: The pyramids at Giza and the Sphinx. Colour lithograph by G.W. Seitz, ca. 1878 ( CC BY 4.0 )
Visit Gerry’s web site at www.gerrysarkquest.com to read more about the Second Sphinx and also Gerry’s incredible search for the Ark of the Covenant.