User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Egypt's second sphinx FOUND: Ancient statue discovered during ROAD WORKS

  1. #1
    Original Ranter
    Points: 494,441, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesOverdrive50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Awards:
    Posting Award
    Peter1469's Avatar Advisor
    Karma
    419582
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    NOVA
    Posts
    150,044
    Points
    494,441
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    86,900
    Thanked 70,557x in 47,991 Posts
    Mentioned
    2182 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Egypt's second sphinx FOUND: Ancient statue discovered during ROAD WORKS

    Egypt's second sphinx FOUND: Ancient statue discovered during ROAD WORKS

    I wonder how big it is.

    Engineers came to a halt after stumbling upon the a large statue, which they described as having a "lion's body with a human head".

    They soon realised they retrieved the world's second Egyptian sphinx, which originated as far as 2500 BC during the reign of the Pharoah Kafre in Egypt.


    Mohamed Abel Aziz, the Director General of Antiquities, said the structure has yet to be removed from the ground, and remains embedded in soil until it can be properly excavated.


    Members of the public can now visit the site where the sphinx was found, Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said.
    Molon labe
    Please visit my blog http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs/peter/
    (If a post link does not work, see the archives- it should work there.)

  2. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Peter1469 For This Useful Post:

    Admiral Ackbar (08-10-2018),Brat (08-09-2018),Captdon (08-09-2018),Common (08-09-2018)

  3. #2
    Points: 10,351, Level: 24
    Level completed: 38%, Points required for next Level: 499
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience Points1 year registered
    Cannons Front's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    11175
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    2,979
    Points
    10,351
    Level
    24
    Thanks Given
    1,311
    Thanked 2,834x in 1,632 Posts
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That is cool, there is no telling what thousands of years of sandstorms has hidden
    "The powers of the federal government are enumerated; it can only operate in certain cases; it has legislative powers on defined and limited objects, beyond which it cannot extend its jurisdiction." James Madison 1788

  4. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Cannons Front For This Useful Post:

    Captdon (08-09-2018),donttread (08-10-2018)

  5. #3
    Original Ranter
    Points: 494,441, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesOverdrive50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Awards:
    Posting Award
    Peter1469's Avatar Advisor
    Karma
    419582
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    NOVA
    Posts
    150,044
    Points
    494,441
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    86,900
    Thanked 70,557x in 47,991 Posts
    Mentioned
    2182 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Certainly there is a lot hidden under the sand.
    Molon labe
    Please visit my blog http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs/peter/
    (If a post link does not work, see the archives- it should work there.)

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Peter1469 For This Useful Post:

    Captdon (08-09-2018)

  7. #4

    tPF Moderator
    Points: 295,958, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.3%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    Common's Avatar tPF Moderator
    Karma
    327960
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    52,378
    Points
    295,958
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    2,988
    Thanked 7,162x in 4,497 Posts
    Mentioned
    162 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I love this stuff Peter and I seem to have the same passion about finds like these and extraordinary creatures and stuff.

    The more they find in Egypt the harder it becomes for me to believe they built it without some outside expertise
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

    GROUCHO MARX,

  8. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Common For This Useful Post:

    Admiral Ackbar (08-10-2018),donttread (08-10-2018),Peter1469 (08-09-2018)

  9. #5
    Original Ranter
    Points: 494,441, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesOverdrive50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Awards:
    Posting Award
    Peter1469's Avatar Advisor
    Karma
    419582
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    NOVA
    Posts
    150,044
    Points
    494,441
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    86,900
    Thanked 70,557x in 47,991 Posts
    Mentioned
    2182 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    I love this stuff Peter and I seem to have the same passion about finds like these and extraordinary creatures and stuff.

    The more they find in Egypt the harder it becomes for me to believe they built it without some outside expertise

    I think their antiquities office would prefer if more stuff is not found, as you are correct as to the implications.
    Molon labe
    Please visit my blog http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs/peter/
    (If a post link does not work, see the archives- it should work there.)

  10. #6
    Points: 37,961, Level: 47
    Level completed: 64%, Points required for next Level: 589
    Overall activity: 48.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered25000 Experience PointsTagger Second Class
    Captdon's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    6321
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    17,947
    Points
    37,961
    Level
    47
    Thanks Given
    30,123
    Thanked 6,315x in 4,999 Posts
    Mentioned
    86 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    I love this stuff Peter and I seem to have the same passion about finds like these and extraordinary creatures and stuff.

    The more they find in Egypt the harder it becomes for me to believe they built it without some outside expertise
    I love the stuff.

    I don't see what the problem was in building them. The stone came from the upper Nile. They floated it down. They dragged them to the site. They built ramps. They were smart people.- I got this from the history channel. it makes sense when you see the quarries.

    The biggest reason I don't see "outside" help is the lack of cement and the different sizes of the stones. Outside help would have known about both.
    Last edited by Captdon; 08-09-2018 at 12:02 PM.
    Liberals are a clear and present danger to our freedom and our society and our morals.

  11. #7
    Points: 384, Level: 4
    Level completed: 17%, Points required for next Level: 166
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points3 months registered
    Mr.Soxes's Avatar Post Review / PM Disabled
    Karma
    165
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Posts
    692
    Points
    384
    Level
    4
    Thanks Given
    405
    Thanked 155x in 118 Posts
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Does it have a Bantu nose?

  12. #8
    Original Ranter
    Points: 494,441, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesOverdrive50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Awards:
    Posting Award
    Peter1469's Avatar Advisor
    Karma
    419582
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    NOVA
    Posts
    150,044
    Points
    494,441
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    86,900
    Thanked 70,557x in 47,991 Posts
    Mentioned
    2182 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Soxes View Post
    Does it have a Bantu nose?
    The article didn't give any details about the find.
    Molon labe
    Please visit my blog http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs/peter/
    (If a post link does not work, see the archives- it should work there.)

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to Peter1469 For This Useful Post:

    Captdon (08-10-2018)

  14. #9
    Points: 31,104, Level: 43
    Level completed: 4%, Points required for next Level: 1,346
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranTagger First Class25000 Experience PointsSocial
    waltky's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    5444
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    8,496
    Points
    31,104
    Level
    43
    Thanks Given
    2,092
    Thanked 1,921x in 1,466 Posts
    Mentioned
    46 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Lightbulb

    NEW SPHINX STATUE UNCOVERED IN HISTORIC LUXOR CITY...

    ANCIENT EGYPT: NEW SPHINX STATUE UNCOVERED IN HISTORIC LUXOR CITY
    8/10/18 - Archaeologists have discovered a sphinx buried in Luxor in Egypt—the site of the ancient city of Thebes—Egypt Today has reported.
    The newly uncovered sphinx is the latest treasure imparted by Luxor’s ancient Al-Kabbash Road, much of which is lined with the magnificent stone creatures.
    mg]

    Luxor's avenue of sphinxes is pictured.



    Al-Kabbash Road links the famous Luxor Temple to Karnak Temple—two vast and impressive centers built for the ancient god Amon, who was particularly revered in Thebes from about 2000 BCE.



    https://www.newsweek.com/ancient-egy...r-city-1067209

  15. #10
    Points: 66,690, Level: 63
    Level completed: 7%, Points required for next Level: 2,060
    Overall activity: 31.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    hanger4's Avatar Advisor
    Karma
    211668
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Mountains of WNC
    Posts
    25,685
    Points
    66,690
    Level
    63
    Thanks Given
    12,774
    Thanked 12,777x in 8,625 Posts
    Mentioned
    453 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    The article didn't give any details about the find.
    This link gives an indication as to size; .............. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.the...the-kings/amp/
    It's ok if you disagree with me. I can't force you to be right.

  16. The Following User Says Thank You to hanger4 For This Useful Post:

    Peter1469 (08-10-2018)

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts


Critical Acclaim
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO