The facial features of the sphinx wasn't an argument really, and it wouldn't affect the recarving-theory in any way. No bones have been found, but most of the giza plateau, as well as most of the northern africa, remains unexcavated. We simply don't know who have wandered through the giza plateau through the times, and as i've mentioned earlier, the further away we look, the less we can assume to find, due to the natural scattering of the organic material. We cannot assume all of the material to rest in the place they were originally left for 50,000 years.E.P. Grondine wrote:Skiessa, as no one has ever found anything but the remains of Egyptians in the area,Skiessa wrote: "but the people of the Middle East are, it seems, fair game." funny thing though, the facial features of the sphinx are sometimes thought to be more african than mid-east.
but anyways I do believe in the water erosion hypothesis, and definetely don't think that mr. khafre did more than re-carved the head of the meow-meow at the best. here I am again, taking more stuff away from the brown skinned people. I could draw my cartouche on all of this white quilt. please call me racist more, i draw power from the liberal rhetorics hysteria.
if it a safe assumption that the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids,
and that they were the ancestors of today's Egyptians.
As to the ancient Egyptians genetic mix,
I do not know of recent modern studies of their mt DNA haplogroups.
As to the water erosion process,
in earlier times the climate of Egypt was different,
and the plateau also was not covered with sand then either.
Thus the the Giza plateau had flash floods.
Now many people will not talk about this,
but the Sphinx was visited by people for several thousand years.
They needed to pee, and would look for places to pee,
and the Sphinx was one of those places.
After they peed, their pee would evaporate,
and the formation of salt crystals would flake off rock from the walls of the enclosure.
In addition to the sites I mentioned to you earlier,
the central Egyptian archive, the House of Life, has not been located yet.
Not too much is known about the Lower Kingdom before the formation of the united state,
And the Lower Kingdom's ties to the Mediterranean are not well known.
As geologists such as Robert Schoch and Randall Carlson have studied, the annual flooding wouldn't explain the erosion level and pattern of the sphinx surroundings. The pattern suggests that the erosion must have been caused by rainfall, and the level of it suggests that it must have took thousands of years of heavy annual rain to cause such erosion. Interesting facts are, that the erosion level is not visible on the head of the sphinx whereas the body of the sphinx has visible erosion marks in it in the parts that have not been repaired. The pyramids neither have erosion marks, although they could have had a now lost layer of casing stone, as even the mainstream archaeology has suggested at some point.
I really recommend you to watch Randall Carlson's visits on Joe Rogan podcast. That guy is simply fantastic! 30 years of active research on geology and other fields of science. highly professional, very articulate and intelligent, with tons of scientific papers and diagrams to present in the podcasts. No off-topic babbling - 6 to 7 hours of straightforward scientific representation with Joe mostly playing the role of the interviewer.
Workers had to pee - this was a joke, right?