One of the most mysterious ancient civilizations to ever develop on the surface of the planet is without a doubt, the great Ancient Egyptian Civilization.
The more we have ventured into the plentiful Egyptian History, the more have we been left perplexed by the complexity and advanced development of this ancient culture that developed along the Nile River.
The more we search, the more we learn how little we know.
Not long ago, I wrote about a discovery that shows just how old the Egyptian civilization really is, and where its roots come from.
Experts studying Egypt came across what is considered one of the oldest settlements on Earth, dating back to the Neolithic Period.
The discovery shows what Egypt was like before the “First Pharaoh’s.”
Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities explained that the ancient city, thought to be more than 7,000 years old, “offers a unique opportunity to shed light on the prehistoric communities that lived in the Nile Delta before the reign of the first Pharaonic dynasty.”
But that is just one of the many amazing discoveries that have been made so far in Egypt.
Countless findings suggested we know very little about Egypt.
The Pyramids are perhaps the biggest mystery of them all. We don’t really know how they (the pyramids) were built, how the ancients transported massive blocks of stone, hundreds of kilometers across, nor do we know why the pyramids were built.
They did not serve as tombs, as there is plenty of evidence suggesting their purpose was a far greater one.,
Reports indicate that the Pyramids at Giza show evidence of a massive flood, but despite this, Egypt has not really had significant rainfall since a least 5,000 B.C.
Researchers trying to crack the mystery of the pyramids have found silt sediments rising up to fourteen fitt around the base of the Pyramids at Giza.
Furthermore, pieces of seashells, as well as Marine fossils, have been found in this sediment. The strange part is that once carbon dating was performed on the fossils and seashells, it showed experts they were nearly 12,000 years old.
One theory is that these objects were transported by the Nile River, which floods every year. However, the Pyramids are located as much as five miles away from the Nile and are raised on the so-called Giza plateau.
This means that it is very unlikely that marine fossils and seashells discovered at the Pyramids originated from the Nile.
The Sphinx, an even greater mystery
But if we explore the Giza plateau a bit more, we will come across the Sphinx, which curiously also shows clear evidence of water damage.
One researcher who took particular interest in the Sphinx was Robert Schoch, who identified signs of water erosion at the Sphinx. The presence of water damage on the Sphinx, also backs up the theory that the Sphinx was a massive monument carved more than 10,000 years ago.
But the best part is that there is a scientific study titled GEOLOGICAL ASPECT OF THE PROBLEM OF DATING THE GREAT EGYPTIAN SPHINX CONSTRUCTION which argues the massive Egyptian monument may be as much as 800,000 years old.