Radiocarbon dating sphinx
The debate over when the Giza complex was constructed is still ongoing.
Erosion patterns from the Sphinx enclosure suggest a far older date than subscribed by Egyptologists and there are several at Giza discoveries from before the 4th dynasty that clearly suggest the complex was in use before the pyramids are said to have built.
It was Manetho who compiled Egyptian history into the thirty dynasties we are familiar with today.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.Most Egyptologists attribute the carving of the Great Sphinx to King Khafra of the Old Kingdom's Fourth Dynasty, approximately 2,500 B. A pre-dynastic dating of the Sphinx resulting from the water erosion hypothesis was first suggested by author John A. This was followed up in 1992 in a paper by geologist Dr. Schoch, Redating the Great Sphinx of Giza, which deals with scientific investigations of the weathering and erosion, and in which Schoch concluded that the vertical erosion was caused by water erosion after the carving of the Sphinx.
This fueled a debate with Egyptologists that has continued for more than two decades.
The earlier dating of the Sphinx has further inspired researchers and writers to link the Sphinx to ancient lost civilizations such as Atlantis.