Today, Egptypology’s attribution of the Sphinx to Khafre is largely circumstantial.
It’s location, close to the pharaoh’s pyramid, is one factor, as is a diorite statue found nearby which it is claimed bears a resemblance to the face of the Sphinx.
The Great Sphinx of Giza is one of the most recognizable man-made objects in the world.
Despite this, it is also one of the most mysterious man-made objects in the world.
It takes the form of a couchant lion with the head of a man wearing the Nemes headdress of a pharaoh (although some have argued that it originally had the head of a lion and was later recarved).
However, there are numerous debates about its meaning, its age and the name of the pharaoh that built it.
One of the mysteries of the Sphinx that has possibly been answered, but the answer is often disputed, is the age of the Sphinx.
If you deny the general consensus of the age of the Sphinx, you are left with the question of who built it.
The new kingdom pharaohs simply referred to it as Horus on the Horizon, and its modern name of Sphinx derives from the Greeks, 2000 years after its supposed construction.Even if you accept the general consensus of who built the Sphinx, when and why, you are still left with many questions that have not been, or cannot be, answered.However, not everyone accepts the general consensus and therefore, the Sphinx is even more of enigma to them.There has long been a debate as to the true age of the Great Sphinx of Egypt.Some experts believe that an analysis of weathering and erosion can help fix a date, but does geological investigation and observation back up these theories? This article is another web exclusive for Geo Expro.