Mysterious & powerful: The Sphinx of Egypt


A sphinx is a monstrous being, a mythical creature with the face of a man, the body of lion, and an eagle’s wings. According to the Greek mythology it was sent by the gods to punish the town of Thebes in Greece—hence the riddle of the Sphinx—though it is also an icon common in many different civilizations. For example, the Arabs knew the Sphinx of Giza by the name of Abu al-Hawl ( Father of Terror ), which apparently is identified with the ancient Greek myth.

The world sphinx is Greek and means ‘to bind’ or ‘to squeeze’, but this is not necessarily related to the legends surrounding the Sphinx.

The most well-known sphinx in the world, and the oldest, resides in Egypt next to the Great Pyramid of Giza. A large monolithic monument 57 meters long and 20 meters high, it was carved from the area’s natural limestone to face the Sun. According to conventional archaeology, it dates back to 2500 BCE. The first question is who built the Sphinx and why? Mainstream archaeology agrees that the Sphinx was built for the Pharaoh Khafre , and was built to serve the religion of the sun god Ra. Yet this is an assumption, since there is not a single inscription on a wall or any papyrus identifying Khafre; however, references to the Sphinx in ancient Egyptian texts may be identified as the giant Anubis at Giza .

Dr Robert Schoch , a geologist and professor from Boston University, examined the patterns on the Sphinx and discovered that the weathering patterns could not be the result of wind, but only heavy rain. This observation led to the consideration that the Sphinx is much older than 2500 BCE, since such heavy rains didn’t exist in that era. Yet if this theory is accurate, why do those patterns not exist in any of the other surrounding monuments, including the pyramids of Giza? Another theory that supported this suggested that the Sphinx is oriented according to the constellation of Leo as it was located approximately 10000 BCE; however, mainstream archaeologists came forward to prove him wrong.

Edgar Cayce , a modern prophet, prophesied in 1932 that the Sphinx was built in 10500 BCE by the Atlantians, and that a secret room is located underneath it called the ‘Hall of Records’ containing the secrets and wisdom of the Atlantian civilization and the human race. The idea of this secret chamber is also accepted by the Rosicrucians, whom we know had possessed knowledge that is not accessible by the majority of people. Since then many have searched for rooms and tunnels under the Sphinx, and recent modern instruments have indeed located cavities under the Sphinx that could very well be rooms.

Robert Bauval in his book Secret Chamber: The Quest for the Hall of Records mentions that the Egyptian archaeologist and ex-Minister of the Antiquities in Egypt, Zahi Hawass , dug in front of the Sphinx and found red granite instead of the natural limestone of the area, which means that there is something underneath the Giza Plateau.  Some have suggested that the chamber has been found and is being kept secret, which could be very easily be understood if the chamber is supposed to contain a vast wealth of information as Cayce prophesied. Such information would be ‘dangerous’ to our society; too much truth at once is not something that our civilization, much less authorities, like.

There are too many coincidences and too many similarities with the sphinxes and what they represent all over the world. Have the mysteries of the Egyptian Sphinx been unveiled? Is it indeed a monument built by the Atlanteans? If that is true, I can only guarantee that it will take time for this information to be released to the public–if ever.

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