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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.
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.So could the Sphinx be much older than the reign of Khafre, as West had long suspected it was?Could this hypothesis explain, for example, the strange vertical weathering on the statue? Yet going about to prove that the Sphinx was much older than Khafre was one thing.This was when the 'lion' constellation would have risen heliacally (at dawn before the sun) on the day of the spring (vernal) equinox.This event brought the celestial lion to rest due east, thus in perfect alignment with the Sphinx.Could water have caused the vertical weathering on the Sphinx? He also knew that this belief was now so entrenched that it would take an intellectual bulldozer to tug it out.Yet his study had shown him that this believe was more a dogma than any-thing else. There was no inscriptions - not a single one - either carved on a wall or a stela or written on the throngs of papyri that identified Khafre (or anyone else, for that matter) with the construction of the Sphinx and its nearby temples.The Sphinx, in other words, was made to look at his own image in the horizon - and consequently at his own 'time'.Hancock pointed out that 10,500 BC was no random date.Could this have something to do with the due east direction of its gaze towards the horizon?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.