Great Sphinx

Easter Island’s Mystery Script

By Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.

Easter Island (Rapa Nui; Isla de Pascua) is a tiny speck of land, a mere 64 square miles, in the South Pacific just below the Tropic of Capricorn, 2300 miles west of South America. The closest inhabited land, Pitcairn Island (where muti­neers of the Bounty settled in 1790), is over 1200 miles to the west. The moai, those giant heads and torsos of Easter Island, are emblematic of ancient mysteries and lost civiliza­tions. Viewing them firsthand in all their magnificence during a recent geological reconnaissance…

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12,000 Years Old?

12,000 Years Old?

By Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.

Sphinx-Age Debate Still Rages In November of 1994, the first issue of Atlantis Rising was published. The cover story of that issue, “Breaking the Si­lence,” featured an interview with John Anthony West on the re-dating of the Great Sphinx. West and his colleague, Boston University geologist, Dr. Robert Schoch, had looked at the evidence of water weathering on the Sphinx and its surroundings and produced a powerful geological case that the monument must be, at a minimum, 7,000 years old, and is probably much older….

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PROOF OF ANTEDILUVIAN CIVILIZATION? Is Göbekli Tepe the Smoking Gun? The ongoing attempt by academic archaeology to reconcile the growing gaps in its prevailing theory of history could be becoming something of a bridge too far. At the moment, dramatic discoveries at an out-of-the-way Turkish dig near Urfa a few miles north of the Syrian border, known as Göbekli Tepe, are readily acknowledged to be a “challenge to conventional history,” but that characterization could well prove to be a major understatement. Carbon dated at twelve-thousand…

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DAVID H. CHILDRESS TO LIFT VEIL ON OLMECS AT CPAK History is not what it is cracked up to be—the official version, that is. In fact, just about everything we have been told about our past on the planet may be wrong and should be rewritten. That will be the theme of a major conference scheduled for this October on the campus of the University of California at San Diego. This year’s Conference on Pre­cession and Ancient Knowledge (CPAK) will be the fifth iteration of…

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Atlantis & The Great Pyramid

BY FRANK JOSEPH

The foreign tourists aboard our bus were worried because one of its headlights was out and the other flickered uncer­tainly. Combined with our driver’s kamikaze-like recklessness in maneuvering through the densely packed night­time streets over-crowded with cars, mules, carts, pedestrians and other careening buses, some catastrophic mishap seemed inevitable. But we were unaware that the free-for-all traffic patterns of modern Cairo represented standard driving practices in the United Arab Republic. All of us wanted to see the Great Pyramid after dark, under the moon and…

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Robert Schoch Replies

By Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.

The notion that the Great Sphinx of Egypt has its origins in extreme antiquity, dating back to at least circa 5000 BC, and quite conceivably 8000 BC or earlier, is an argument that I have developed over two decades based on painstaking analyses of the geology of the Giza Plateau (where the Great Sphinx and Great Pyramid are located). Conventional Egyptological thinking dates the Sphinx to 2500 BC, during the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom. My dating plac­es its oriågins long before the rise…

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Giza Under Ground

By Philip Coppens

Hawass Plans to Drill Beneath the Sphinx Zahi Hawass has said that he plans to drill soon under the Great Sphinx. The report of his intention was published in the February/March edition of Ancient Mysteries, the newsletter of the Virginia Beach-based Edgar Cayce organiza­tion, the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.). Hawass, Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, after recently speaking for an hour to an A.R.E. group, said that Joe Jahoda, a longtime A.R.E. member, had convinced him to drill under…

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In the Shadow of Atlantis

BY FRANK JOSEPH

The pyramids of Khufu and Khafre together form the hieroglyph for “horizon,” appropriately enough, but only when viewed from the Great Sphinx one day each year, at sunrise of the summer solstice. During the winter solstice, an ob­server standing in the doorway of a nearby temple will see the sun perfectly skirt the whole length of the headdress of the Sphinx on its right side beginning at the crown. The Sphinx lies 481 feet from the base of the Great Pyramid; 481 feet is the…

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The Still Unexplained

BY MARSHA OAKS

If the many unexplained anomalies which fascinate most of us, the three categories featured in this group of reviews usually gets top billing. We are talking about Atlantis, Crop Circles and UFOs. In the case of all three, despite the fact that the mainstream sci­entific establishment refuses to take them seriously, powerful evidence which cannot be explained away persists and, in fact, as se­rious researchers are learning, new evidence continues to emerge on all three fronts. ADVANCED ICE AGE CIVILIZATIONS AND ATLANTIS Produced by Dr….

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