geological erosion theory of Professor Robert Schoch of Boston University
accurate, or is this a Schocking hoax? A layman in the field of
geology uses GoogleEarth, attendance at the site in Giza, and a little
common sense to flesh out the 15-20 year old "theory" of Schoch,
wherein Schoch appears to have claimed that ancient "rains"
caused erosion to the lower body and the stone cavity (edges) of the Great
Sphinx at the Giza Plateau of Egypt.
Schoch has put
his academic integrity on the line to demonstrate using his theory that
the Sphinx is actually far older than the Great Pyramid. In fact the
research claims the Sphinx is from the ancient city of
Atlantis........Hold it! Isn't Atlantis a myth? Legend?
Lore? How can a reputable person claim that a large rock sculpture
is designed and built by a comic book legend? One must wonder.
concern in this review of the general concept is two-fold..............If
the "lower" body of the Sphinx was damaged and eroded by rains
of 5000-10,000 years ago then why wasn't the head and upper body
effected? That doesn't make sense, does it? If there was rain
one would think there was rain all over, and the head would be effected as
well, right? Why is the lower body of the Sphinx so heavily
weathered and worn, yet the head reveals no such damage whatsoever?
This seems suspect. If lime rock submerged in water breaks down and
forms carbonic acid, then wouldn't the lower body deteriorate from
standing water if the water lever was higher than it is today?
(Schoch's group of hoaxters claims the head was re-sculpted, but this a
partial answer from the most naive. We will
address this in the text.)
concern is that many years ago when the Arabs stripped the casing stones
off of the Great Pyramid it is said that the lime stone fascia was water
damaged. This is amazing, however the indication is that only the
lower half of the Great Pyramid was water effected. There was
apparently no damage to the upper half of the Great Pyramid outer lime
stone covering. Why is the lower casing said to be damaged, but not
the upper casing? This is odd.
Meanwhile, we find that
the Great Pyramid sits 120 feet higher on the plateau, then the Sphinx which
appears to sit in a hole. The water damage to the Great Pyramid
actually points to another water source, WHICH when revealed explains why
the lower region (reservoir) around the Sphinx (which sits in a hole) was
flooded, THUS explaining the lower body erosion of the Sphinx by way of
The lower body erosion of
the Sphinx and Pyramid ALMOST sounds like a similar pattern, however the
Great Pyramid is 481+ feet tall and the Sphinx is only 65 feet. If the
Sphinx of only 65 feet tall experienced erosion, then there should be
SIMILAR EROSION to the Great Pyramid within 65 feet of the top......There is
The damages to the two
structures are inconsistent with Schoch's theory,
UNLESS there was water that flowed out of the pyramid, ran down the side,
and then down the hill to the Sphinx. That could happen, or could
it? We have released some free info that explores that idea: www.SolomonSeries.com/videopromo.htm .
You will see this soundly refutes Schoch's hoax and many others.
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odd? Two structures in nearly the same proximity of one another show
water damage in the lower extremities only, and none whatsoever at the
upper areas. Could this be signs of the "flood" of Noah as
reported in the Bible? Very likely NO, because that account states
that all the earth was covered with water. If the pyramid was
covered with water then the entire structure would have water damge.............BUT
since the Great Pyramid sits on a base 115 feet (or so) higher than the
65 foot tall Sphinx, then water raising to the mid body of the pyramid
would COMPLETELY submerge the tiny little Sphinx which sits at the foot
of the Great Pyramid.
For a better
understanding of the actual no frills "flood" of Noah see our
review/expose coming soon The Bible Plumb Line: Flood of Noah.
We intend to present a short video series on this as well.
we look further at the structures at Giza and at the photos that follow,
we see that the Great Pyramid is on a plain 115 feet higher than the
Sphinx. Since the Sphinx is only 65 feet high, and it sits in a HOLE
115 feet lower than the pyramid, then a great flood of the pyramid would
have completely submerged the Sphinx, and there is no evidence of
this. Since the head erosion/damage is not consistent with the body
of the Sphinx, then this is not evidence of the Biblical
(In reference to the
Biblical flood we would expect the
"flood" event to have occurred before pyramid construction since
the pyramid does not show flood damage consistent with what we would
expect. In this regard, we need to revisit common theology, which we
will address soon. Is our theology out of line? Maybe!
We shall expose that error if it indeed exists. Go get our
"Death of Joseph" book to get started www.SolomonSeries.com/videopromo.htm
) There are answers and information coming regarding the alleged
"Joseph" Prime Minister of Egypt that will blow your mind.
erosion with no top area erosion of two structures at different heights
above sea level is not consistent with the flood of the Bible, OR the rain
as claimed by Schoch. Meanwhile, since the Sphinx is
"downhill" and near the Great Pyramid then any water running off
the Pyramid would naturally wash down hill to the Sphinx. This means
the erosion at the Sphinx is likely from the run-off from above and
potentially a high water table. Isn't this simple to follow?
What if water ran down hill from the Pyramid to the Sphinx and the area
around the Sphinx filled with water causing the lower body erosion?
Wouldn't standing water in the void area around the Sphinx cause an
exponential acceleration of erosion? Of course it would, but aren't
we in the desert? Yes or No?
As we look at
this erosion perspective one would assume that a reputable geologist would
understand rocks? Lime rock? Hold it! Isn't lime rock
typically the result of a mineral base left by a water body
subsiding? Yes! Doesn't lime rock erode and wash away in the
presence of water? Yes................So if a geologist was to
address lime rock erosion based on the presence of water, wouldn't they
locate the water and water table? What water?
surprise you to learn that the water table TODAY at Giza is only 9 feet
below the Sphinx? Wouldn't a serious study of erosion concerning a
rock type formed from subsiding waters at least look at the water table in
the area? One would think, but Schoch's work may have been flawed
for failing to address some obvious issues. Let's not study urban
myth, but rather look to see what is there today. We see an
abundance of water!! How Schoching!
Before we look
at photos, are you familiar with the Aswan Dam? Nasser Lake?
Up river of the Great Pyramid and Sphinx there is a dam project that has
been holding back the flow of water for nearly 120 years. The
presence of the dam upstream very likely has lowered the ground water
level downstream! Isn't this a simple concept? Isn't it easy
to see that water use and consumption changes in the 1890's would have
affected the height of water table in the region? Is it fair to
assume if the dam upriver was removed that the water table would be
higher? Is it reasonable to think the modern city of Cairo sits
today in a place that was once a flood plain? The city now sits,
where the river once did!
Here I show you
a recent aerial of the Giza Plateau. First I want to show you a
typical "GoogleEarth" view of the plateau.
Look at the
water standing in the sands of Egypt in December 2006. Of course
since this is sand, the entire water table must be saturated (high water
table) for this standing water to be present. When locals were asked
how long this water had been standing, they advised it has been there
forever and never went away. This would seem to indicate the water
table we expected. Look at this. The standing water and
presence of garbage is normal. Note from your aerial that this water
is as close to the Great Pyramid as the third pyramid is to the Great
Pyramid. Very, very close. Notice the large, old trees on the
right and directly in front-center of the photo evidencing long standing
water in the area.
Below is a
photo at the base level of the Sphinx showing a hole that is very near to the Sphinx. It is less than 50-100 feet from
the structure. Surely a serious water/erosion study would show the
water evidence at only about 7 feet in this photo. Look at the
water/dampness in this photo. Do you know where this photo/hole is
found? Look back at our original Sphinx shot above.
These two photos are taken from essentially the same place/area.
I took one photo looking "to" the Sphinx, then turned around to take
this photo of a wet hole in the "desert", thus evidencing water table
effects only 7-9 feet below the structure. The
water evidence in this hole is clearly seen a few feet below the base of
the Sphinx. How could a reputable geology study miss this?
Again, here is
the Sphinx location of this water hole.
Imagine high ground water in the immediate shadow of
the Sphinx. Should this be a factor in lower body erosion?
2) As we
look at the height above the sea level of many items in the aerials above we see a LEVY wall,
the Sphinx, an above ground cemetery, and massive-old trees all at the 70
feet height above sea level. Interestingly they are all at basically
the same height above sea level............Think with me for just one
minute. Why would anyone create above ground graves in the desert
sand only a few hundred feet from the Sphinx? SIMPLE! The
ground water is too high here to bury the bodies in the
sand!.............THINK! Okay, what "feeds" the large
trees in the cemetery, but the high water table?? Both the cemetery
and trees evidence a high water table only 300 or so feet from the
Sphinx. Look at your aerial. Look at our labeled aerial for
guidance. So the Sphinx is at the same base level? Absolutely!
Check the height with your own "GoogleEarth".
3) So the
Sphinx is at the same height as a levy wall? Yes, look closely. The
"wall" on the southeast of the plateau is actually larger than
the Sphinx itself. Look at the wall/levy.
The above photo
is the levy wall identified in your drawing at the lower right (SE) of the
photo. Do you want more? Look at this series of photos.
appears to be over 30 feet thick! Why in the world would anyone
build such a large, thick wall? It is simple, this is a levy
construction, and the force and height of water this would have held back
once upon a time would be amazing. As we look at this side of the
wall from the "Sphinx" side of this structure there is standing
water on the other side that is at 61 feet elevation as shown before
(lower right of aerial). Understand that the Nile River which would
have been on the other side of this levy flows from south
to north. This levy/barrier is "upriver" of the
Sphinx/Pyramids. Hold it! Why would anyone build a levy wall
this high, this thick up river unless the river got this high?
Undoubtedly they had a concern or need? WAIT! If someone built
a levy more than 24 feet tall and more than 30 feet deep then they would
be expecting a 16 foot surge of water or a standing water level of 25 feet
higher than it currently is! (9 feet + 16 feet = 24 feet) Is this possible? Do you think
the Egyptians were stupid? Foolish? Time wasters?
I think not. It appears that the water table was once much, much
Look at the
next series of photos. The first one shows the levy (cars still
present), the Sphinx bluff, trees and cemetery to the right................
THE WHITE MINI-VAN in BOTH pictures!! Connect the dots! !
In this next
photo our photographer turns ever so slightly to the right to show the
"Sphinx bluff" on the left and the pyramids on the right.
Notice the large trees in the center of the photo, evidencing water on the
plateau. These photos are around the periphery of the cemetery
labeled in the aerial above.
Look closely in
the next photo. Just above the buses in the photo is the Great
Sphinx. It is directly between the buses and the right
pyramid. You can hardly see it. It is not so big is it?
Can you see how it sits down in a hole? Can you see how if water ran
off the Great Pyramid area then it would run down hill and erode the
Sphinx? HOLD IT! Do you really think the water stood on the plateau?
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you can see from the above and from your own GoogleEarth aerial study, the
Sphinx, the trees, the cemetery, and the LEVY are all basically the same base
height! If the levy wall saw standing water 16 feet high against it
as it appears to have been designed to withstand, then the water pressure
would permeate ALL the sand/soil of the region and we would have 16 feet
of water standing in the Sphinx area! This means the structure
would have water to the shoulder level of the sphinx! This means the
lower erosion damage or body damage to the Sphinx is easier connected with
a ground water situation than rain water! Rising ground water eroded
the Sphinx, not rain! This would easily explain the lower damage
without damage to the head. Does Schoch think we are stupid?
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Do you have any
idea what 16 feet of water at the base of the Sphinx would do to the Great
Pyramid!? It would flood the subterranean chamber! AMAZING!
We created a drawing set to demonstrate this occurence and a number of
other COOL discoveries. Get the Pyramid LS-3
. It is a free drawing. Share it with your friends!
Were you aware that
there is a HOLE under the Great Pyramid of over 98 feet deep? Think with me for just one minute..........If you were to make the
largest rock pile in the world, but you wanted to have a hole under the
structure when you got finished, then which would you do first.
Would you dig the hole or pile the rock first? Heck! I would
dig the hole, wouldn't you? Then pile the rock, right? So the
first step in building this pyramid is NOT to pile up rock but rather to
dig a hole. If digging a hole is the first step to building the
Great Pyramid and the structure is centered about the hole, then a
reasonable person would ask why they dug the hole,
right?...............If we figured out why they dug a hole then we would
know why and how they built the pyramid............Interesting thought.
We look into this in the eBooks at www.SolomonSeries.com
Let's get back
to exposing the hoax of rainfall/erosion on the Sphinx. We see that
at the time of Pyramid construction that they dug into the "ground water"
prior to piling stone. We also see that the Sphinx sits in a hole at
the foot of the Pyramid. We know the Sphinx is suppose to be the
largest single rock sculpture in the world, yet where did the rock for the
Sphinx come from? It is naturally existing! What happened to
all the rock around the Sphinx? It was removed! Where is the
rock? LOOK! It is in the structures behind the Sphinx
itself! The Sphinx cannot come before the pyramid because it only
exists as a result of the rock removed to build the pyramids
themselves! Furthermore, the Sphinx itself is merely the old center
island of an old rock quarry. Once they finished quarrying the stone
they dressed up the remainder! Isn't this simple to see?
something you must look at. We have created an electronic model or
cut away of the Great Pyramid. In so doing we demonstrate the water
table for the area when the levy was employed. With 16 feet of water
at the side of the levy you should see what happens to the ground
water! Get the Pyramid LS3 drawing. www.SolomonSeries.com/videopromo.htm .
It will amaze you! Get the free drawing sets and share them with
your friends. Get the eBooks and share them as well.
NOW, would you
like to flesh out the ideas concerning "Celestial Alignments" of
the Pyramid? Are you aware that a simple model and mathematics can
be applied to solve any sun orientation problem with any pyramid in the
world? What would you give, or what would you do to see how to flesh
out celestial/sun hoaxes with pyramids? Go now to our website and
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