Restoration of antiquities
Restoration work is an opportunity and value not only our time. The restoration was carried out at all times. For these reasons, it is difficult to establish the true age of ancient structures.
According to the legend engraved on a pink granite slab between the paws of the Sphinx, the Egyptian Prince Thutmose into the wilderness to hunt, was tired and lay down in the shade of the Sphinx. In the dream statue, calling himself Horemahet or Mountains on the horizon (the most ancient name of the Sphinx), addressed to Thutmose. Sphinx complained about his destroyed body and arriving sand. Horemahet suggested that Thutmose the throne in exchange for help.
Dreamed of are Prince the dream, unknown. But when he became Pharaoh Thutmose IV, he introduced the cult of the Sphinx in the New Kingdom (1550-1070 BC). The sphinxes appeared everywhere in sculptures, reliefs and paintings, often representing Royal power and the sacred power of the sun.
It’s almost 1,5 thousand years BC according to the official history
The inventory stele
Scroll back and look at it:
1889. Look at the stele. It is covered with burlap. Apparently to prevent further destruction and at the same time from the eyes of tourists. Source
Another photo of this fact
But here the Sphinx is still up
Here the stele is still under a layer of sand
Classic Egyptological that the Sphinx was built during the reign of Pharaoh Khufu or his son – about 2.5 thousand years before our era – on the grounds that their “artistic features” can be attributed to the era. A century and a half ago in Giza was found a so-called “Inventory Stela”, which indicates that Khufu commanded to repair the damaged statue. To repair, not build!
And in the early 90s, American geologist Robert Schoch has proved that the striations on the body of the Sphinx and on the wall of the trench around it – the traces of the erosion of wind and rain: vertical stripes instead of horizontal. But severe rains in Egypt have been at least 8 thousand years.
Immediately after the publication of Schoch, the Egyptian government has started an urgent restoration of the Sphinx. Now the bottom two-thirds of the monument are closed new masonry, and the top of the sculpture of the bare – almost no traces of erosion left. By the way, about this same time, was hidden in the vaults of the Cairo Museum and the “Inventory Stela” – prior to that it was exhibited to the public, and now instead put another. In response to inquiries about the stele, the Museum only puzzled shrug. And she repeatedly described in the scientific and so-called alternative literature.
Its appearance in the vaults
What is depicted on the stele? Restoration (casting) or something else?
It was restored in our time:
The Sphinx in 1925. Restoration is in full swing.
“Tweaked” the hat that fell
Legs and body is also restored:
But how else? Until then we wouldn’t have come all ancient structures.
Recently published photos, as ISIS militants destroy historic monuments. Religious fanaticism, intolerance of dissent is a terrible thing. But not about this. It was discovered that inside the walls and inside the sculptures include a valve and channels:
Yes, it’s ancient, but restored.
In one of the posts here have any such thoughts:
It seems that it’s mound in Kerch
Peter And The Bushes . actually it is a very interesting topic – the creation of the supposedly ancient objects in the late 19th-early 20th century. Photos of the construction of Stonehenge has long been the web. Many other allegedly ancient times also give the different elements a metal or wooden reinforcement and other items, old photos of construction, etc. But what is most interesting – WHY, in the middle of nowhere, it is unclear who (historians? the government? the adventurers?), are quite large and complex supposedly ancient objects? It is clear why we are now building things to attract tourists. There is nothing surprising. But tourism in its modern and massive value appeared with the welfare of the people and with the advent of fast and inexpensive transport mainly scheduled passenger flights. And it’s all much the second half of the 20th century!
But all of that is built LONG before the advent of tourism as a phenomenon brings notable benefit!
Why? If we do not take any conspiracy versions (magic objects, infrastructure, reptiles, etc.) absolutely inexplicable activities. And after all construction is in General thrown. Yeah, people know that there is some curiosity in the area. Yes, tourists sometimes come. And that’s it. And all this was built in the early 20th century – when continuous wars, revolutions, financial crises and other problems? Something does not fit.
sibved . As a variant: the cataclysm destroyed (and buried debris) generally the entire infrastructure of the planet. Whole buildings gone, or presented a pitiful spectacle. I.e. if contemporary asked a question: and where, actually, of ancient ages and ages? We were able to show some stones and blocks. In the excavations of cities all and are – practically only the foundations. As well – restored, painted all the eras. And every question has something to show. Antiquity – please! Ancient Rome – this is it. Ancient Egypt is of course here. The last I went too, but it’s probably one of the few that survived.
Disguise total devastation. Cannot erosion to cut the wall. And looters and invaders – why destroy a captured city?