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This condensation and evaporation cycle gives the surface of the rock-and any carvings it may bear-almost the appearance of melted wax, at times covered with a very fine coating of mineral crystals.This is the most minor component of weathering observed on the Giza Plateau.The Mystery of the Sphinx (film and video) was a commercial, financial enterprise headed by a few individuals including Boris Said, Robert Watts and various investors; scripts and ideas by JAW, SCHOCH and others....alternative history to Egypt opened the door to many other authors writing absurdities during this era of the early 1990s, basically sci-fi, but unknown to the uneducated population of the New Age of Atlantis and Egypt. It does not sit on top of the Giza Plateau-only its head and the very top of its back project above the general elevation of the surrounding plateau-but rests in the center of what appears to be the remains of an ancient quarry.The Sphinx is carved from local bedrock and faces directly east.
No other geologists at this time have come up with the same data as Schoch. Schwaller de Lubicz , who's research and data is actually quite fascinating and can be read in a formal review, As presently viewed, the Great Sphinx presents the image of a leonine body bearing a human head in a nemes head-dress.
Based on my field observations of the granite ashiars and the underlying limestone core blocks, I believe that the core blocks in both temples were exposed to the elements and underwent considerable weathering and erosion before the granite facings were installed.
In places the backs of the granite blocks were cut in irregular, undulating patterns so that they complemented or matched the irregular weathering patterns on the limestone blocks which they were used to refurbish.
In observing the Valley Temple in particular, one also notes that the limestone walls, where stripped of their granite facings, are not cut smoothly.
Rather, they have a higgledy-piggledy surface pattern, where apparently the ancient Egyptians, before applying the Aswan-granite facings, slightly cut back and smoothed out the weathered surface of the walls, they did not, however, take off enough of this weathered surface to make the walls perfectly smooth.] on stylistic grounds, to be of Old Kingdom date.
The rocks displaying this mode of weathering also often contain prominent vertical crevices and other solution features, as well as cross-cutting diffusion fronts. Many of the vertical and inclined solution features follow joints and faults in the bedrock.