History Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for historians and history buffs. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Are parts of the Great Sphinx of Giza older then 5000 years? There was a controversy about this question 15 years ago which I didn't find conclusively proven or debunked.

share|improve this question
Is suppose you are talking about the Great Sphinx of Giza? – American Luke Nov 3 '12 at 18:48
Yes, the Great Sphinx of Giza – Anno2001 Nov 3 '12 at 18:50
Please add a link to the controversy you've referred to in your question. – coleopterist Nov 4 '12 at 17:24
This question is better suited to skeptics.stackexchange.com . – choster Nov 4 '12 at 18:29
I'm sure the materials are older than the Sphinx, but what parts are you referring to? There are always controversies about certain landmarks but unless you can specify the controversy this might be closed or moved to Skeptics. – MichaelF Nov 5 '12 at 13:28

This controversy is analyzed in detail under http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphinx_water_erosion_hypothesis

share|improve this answer
therefore this question can be closed unless there are new facts to be added which seems unlikely. – Anno2001 Nov 5 '12 at 13:59
FYI, you can expand the link into an answer and accept it yourself. – coleopterist Dec 5 '12 at 15:49

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.