Dating sphynx kufu
Pharaohs throughout the past have depicted their face in monuments meant to legitimize their power for those in the future as a way to remember their status in history.Research done by John West and sketches done by an NYPD forensic artist brings about an argument that objects to the theory that King Khafre was responsible for building the Sphinx.Evidence also shows that the Sphinx has undergone many restorations allowing the possibility for the Sphinx to have resembled King Khufu that did not have a beard associated with later Pharaohs.By observing pictures of the Sphinx’s chin, I do not see any evidence of a break that has come from the Sphinx’s original form.King Khufus’ physical appearance is only found on one object showing him with a rounded chin with no beard.This connection could argue that King Khufu began the construction of the Sphinx and was completed by King Khafre along with the credit.
There have been various attempts to restore the Great Sphinx over the millennia, beginning in c. After falling asleep in the shade of the Sphinx when out hunting, the pharaoh dreamt that the great beast was choking from the sand engulfing it, and that it told him if he cleared the sand he would obtain the crown of Upper and Lower Egypt.
What is still in debate though is who is responsible for building the Great Sphinx.
The most accepted theory is that King Khafre is responsible for building the Sphinx another theory is that it was King Khufu who built the Sphinx.
In between the front paws of the Sphinx is a granite stela, now called the “Dream Stela”, which is inscribed with the story of the pharaoh’s dream.
Towards the end of 2010 CE, during routine excavation work in the area of the monument, Egyptian archaeologists discovered large sections of mudbrick walls which were part of a larger wall which stretched for 132 meters (433 feet) around the Great Sphinx.
Facing the rising sun, the Great Sphinx is located on the Giza plateau, about 10 km west of Cairo, on the west bank of the Nile River.