Ancient Civilizations, The Sphinx & Egyptology's Resistance to Alternative Theories with Dr. Robert Schoch

Dr. Robert Schoch is best known for his research and claims regarding the Great Sphinx of Giza – like the Pyramids of Giza, many of us take the Sphinx and its history for granted. That is, we assume we know the basics:  it’s in Egypt; it has the body of a lion and the head of a man; and it was built by the ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom. However, what Dr. Schoch and his colleagues propose is a rather different theory, suggesting that the Sphinx is likely far older than we have always believed it to be, therefore meaning it must have been created under different conditions and by different people than originally assumed. The journey of his research is absolutely fascinating, and we were excited to pick his brains on this topic.

 The Great Pyramid and the Great Sphinx in 1858.

The Great Pyramid and the Great Sphinx in 1858.

In light of the Sphinx, Dr. Schoch’s expertise lies in the fields of geology, anthropology, and geophysics – by analysing the patterns of erosion found on the Sphinx, Schoch was able to propose a number of claims regarding its history and the weathering it had undergone. Schoch, alongside John Anthony West (who sadly passed this February, 2018), have been defending their theory for years now – though still considered a “fringe” theory, we hope to see it being represented more in mainstream archeology in the near future.

Don't forget to visit Dr. Schoch's website for more information, you can order his latest book, Forgotten Civilization: The Role of Solar Outbursts in Our Past and Future, on Amazon, and (if you are in the area) catch him at this year's Contact In The Desert conference happening June 1-4.

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Posted on May 30, 2018 and filed under SUM3.