A new video on YouTube features Dr Zahi Hawass and Dr Mark Lehner discussing the recent drilling under the Great Sphinx at Giza on-site during the project. The testing was ostensibly done to establish whether the monument is at risk from the rising water table, though much of this video seems aimed at debunking the ‘New Age’ claims that there is a secret chamber beneath the Sphinx’s paw.Interesting that Mark Lehner mentions these ‘New Age’ claims, and that he started work at the Great Sphinx with Zahi in 1978, without mentioning that he began his work there looking for those exact chambers through his association with the Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE). …
Mark Lehner first went to Egypt in the 1970s to study at the American University in Cairo and to search for the Hall of Records that psychic Edgar Cayce had prophesied lay beneath the Sphinx. He later turned to the scientific method of discovery in order to understand the culture better, returning some years later to complete a doctorate degree at Yale University. Lehner’s 1991 dissertation was titled ‘Archaeology of an image: The Great Sphinx of Giza’. – heritage-key
I spoke to Zahi Hawass and the audience about the supposed Hall of Records under the Sphinx when he came to Sacramento, CA years ago. I’d read the article about his presentation and also an article in the same magazine about a supposed Hall of Records being discovered. I took the time to contact someone mentioned in the article and learned that the person mentioned disavowed what was written about him. That is what I shared with the audience. Zahi said the same thing to the audience then: Sorry, no hidden chambers under the sphinx. Also, he shared with us that he let some people examine his bathroom to be sure there was no secret passage from there leading to into the pyramids. … But he did have some interesting pictures from the newly discovered Valley of the Golden Mummies.
I found these illustrations interesting.