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Catchpenny Mysteries - Mysteries of the Sphinx (External Links)
By the age of Taurus, small groups of Incas went to
Egypt again to meet their ancestors and pass on the new astronomical
knowledge that would enable them to build the Temples of the Sun
(read pyramids) in honor of their ancestors the First Ten Inca
Kings and in particular the first of these: Manco Capac.
THE SPHINX AND TEMPLES
Symbol of ancient mystery and high magic. A fine photo tour with
dozens of photos and diagrams, several pages of informative
text, a detailed history of research, and summaries of
The ancient Egyptians builders were masters in working with
stone. These pages document photographic evidence, historical
research and contemporary debates on stone technology. Topics
include predynastic stonewares, straight saws, circular saws,
tube drilling and lathes - Photos, Research Papers and Newsgroup
This site is the official internet site for both the Egyptian
government's Tourist Authority and the Ministry of Tourism. Put
together over many months by an industrious US internet company,
this site has thousands of pages on everthing Egyptian. Intended
to promote interest in tourism, which is the single largest
source of national income in Egypt, it abundantly covers every
aspect of what's enjoyable in Egypt and how to travel there. In
particular, it has a huge set of pages with photos and text on
all the major monuments. As an official government site it
presents the traditional academic side of Egyptology, but in
recognition of the vast audience for other points of view, a
'mysteries' section is in the works.
The two principals in the controversy over an earlier Sphinx each
have their own websites: John
Anthony West and
The archives of sci.archaeology
contain the extensive Internet debate on the topic since the
mid-1990s. The website of Ian
Lawton also contains archived debate focused on the age of the
Sphinx and related topics.
For more information on ancient Egypt, see Greg Reeder's Egyptology
site and the Guardian's Egypt
site. The Guardian's site also has a photographic
tour of Giza that includes the Sphinx. The website of the
director of the Giza monuments, Dr.
Zahi Hawass, includes information on the Sphinx.
For schools, the best overview of the Sphinx and the Pyramids is
the website of the British
The redating of the Sphinx has engendered considerable interest
on the part of people attracted to non-mainstream history as well as
skeptics of such history. A clearinghouse of links to alternative
views may be found at Greg Taylor's Daily
Grail site. Critical views may be found on the websites of Michael
Brass and Douglas
Weller. Michael Brass supplies a number of important links to
primary documents on both sides of the Sphinx controversy.
The ancient Egyptians builders were masters in working with stone. STONE
TECHNOLOGY pages document photographic evidence, historical research and
contemporary debates on stone technology. Topics include predynastic
stonewares, straight saws, circular saws, tube drilling and lathes -
Photos, Research Papers and Newsgroup Debate Summaries.