10.5 C
Saturday, September 23, 2023
Science&TechnologyArcheologyA huge face in Egypt resembling the Great Sphinx discovered

A huge face in Egypt resembling the Great Sphinx discovered

DISCLAIMER: Information and opinions reproduced in the articles are the ones of those stating them and it is their own responsibility. Publication in The European Times does not automatically means endorsement of the view, but the right to express it.

DISCLAIMER TRANSLATIONS: All articles in this site are published in English. The translated versions are done through an automated process known as neural translations. If in doubt, always refer to the original article. Thank you for understanding.

Petar Gramatikov
Petar Gramatikovhttps://europeantimes.news
Dr. Petar Gramatikov is the Editor in Chief and Director of The European Times. He is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Reporters. Dr. Gramatikov has more than 20 years of Academic experience in different institutions for higher education in Bulgaria. He also examined lectures, related to theoretical problems involved in the application of international law in religious law where a special focus has been given to the legal framework of New Religious Movements, freedom of religion and self-determination, and State-Church relations for plural-ethnic states. In addition to his professional and academic experience, Dr. Gramatikov has more than 10 years Media experience where he hold a positions as Editor of a tourism quarterly periodical “Club Orpheus” magazine – “ORPHEUS CLUB Wellness” PLC, Plovdiv; Consultant and author of religious lectures for the specialized rubric for deaf people at the Bulgarian National Television and has been Accredited as a journalist from “Help the Needy” Public Newspaper at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

More from the author

A group of archaeologists has discovered a giant face carved into a mountain slope in the Theban necropolis. The face resembles that of the Great Sphinx in Giza and in ancient times looked at the royal necropolis, and during the solstice it “lights up”. Many hidden secrets of the ancient world are preserved in the Theban necropolis. In 1881, archaeologists came across the tomb of TT 320, which contains more than 40 mummies of famous ancient Egyptian pharaohs such as Ramses II, Seti I and Thutmose III. Now archaeologists have made another amazing discovery: all these mummies were guarded by a massive statue carved into the mountain. Although badly damaged, researchers have identified part of the temple, the arch of the eyebrows and even the nasal cavity – all in exact proportions. The discovery was documented by a mission of Spanish archaeologists from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) in collaboration with the Center for Ancient Egyptian Documentation of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities (CEDAE). Called the Royal Cache Wadi Survey (or C2 Project), the mission found numerous stone inscriptions on the site, mummified animals, offerings, an unexplored tomb and this 20-meter statue, about which it was absolutely unknown. “It appears to depict a face with a wig, probably similar to the face of the goddess Hathor, the daughter of the sun god Ra. And although it is not exactly a sphinx, as it does not have the body of an animal, it could play the same role of guardian as the Sphinx in Giza, “said Egyptologist Jose Ramon Perez-Aquino, professor of ancient history at UCM and co-director of Project C2.

Archaeologists believe that the face carved on the mountain slope was not destroyed by erosion, but was deliberately disfigured, and Coptic excavations suggest that the vandalism took place “very late, almost in the Middle Ages.” In late antiquity (4th, 5th and 6th centuries) the area was heavily Christianized and old temples were converted into monasteries, in which context the carved face may have been perceived as too large and incompatible with the Christian religion, Egyptologists say. Those responsible for the destruction could be Muslims, as the Islamization of the area took place in 637 AD Another interesting detail is that the face of the guardian “lights up” during the solstice, which was a sweat. conducted by archaeologist Perez-Achino on December 21, when the archeological campaign was already over.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Must read

Latest articles

- Advertisement -