Dating the sphinx construction
Nothing can prepare a first-time visitor for the awe-inspiring and humbling experience of meeting the Great Sphinx face to face.
No matter who you are, no matter what your disposition and temperament are, the Great Sphinx of Giza will not leave you unmoved.
He has stood in the shadow of this great statue many a time since he started visiting Egypt some thirty years ago.
To him the Sphinx had always appeared as a monument apart, and much, much older than anything else he had seen either at Giza or elsewhere.
In his ground-breaking book , Hancock pointed out that the 'First Time' date of 10,500 BC also denoted the beginning or 'First Time' of the Age of Leo.
The Sphinx is not built with quarried blocks like the pyramids and temples it guards, but carved out of the living bedrock.
Its makers gave it a man's head (some say it's a woman) and the body of a lion.
Paul's Cathedral to General Gordon of Khartoum just because his statue was found in it.
In short, Khafre may well be the quintessential 'Kilroy was here' of antiquity.