Radiocarbon dating sphinx

08-Mar-2020 14:41

We have seen that the cartouches found in the 'Relieving chambers' are the best evidence yet for dating the site as the inscriptions run under and behind other blocks and therefore appear genuine.

It is clear that any results from that line of research are in themselves complicated by the interpretation of the cartouches exact meaning. We know that the use of Giza was not restricted to the 4th dynasty pharaohs because of earlier finds in the area.

The traditional sources for this study are: ancient records and inscriptions, radio-carbon dating and archaeo-astronomy.

Each of theses methods has its own inherent problems associated to it as an accurate means of determination.

"Furthermore, it looks like Manetho "cooked the books," stretching out the history of Egypt as long as he could get away with, by adding years which did not exist, listing kings who shared the throne (co-regencies) as ruling alone, and dynasties as proceeding one after another, when many may have overlapped, especially during the intermediate periods.

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The stone for this temple is believed to have come from the sphinx enclosure.The debate over when the Giza complex was constructed is still ongoing.Erosion patterns from the Sphinx enclosure suggest a far older date than subscribed by Egyptologists and there are several at Giza discoveries from before the 4th dynasty that clearly suggest the complex was in use before the pyramids are said to have built.A tomb just on the outskirts of the Giza site dates from the reign of the First dynasty Pharaoh Wadj (Djet), and jar sealings discovered in a tomb in the southern part of Giza mention the Third dynasty Pharaoh Ninetjer.How does it affect the context of Ghiza, knowing that it was used before the Fourth dynasty?

The stone for this temple is believed to have come from the sphinx enclosure.

The debate over when the Giza complex was constructed is still ongoing.

Erosion patterns from the Sphinx enclosure suggest a far older date than subscribed by Egyptologists and there are several at Giza discoveries from before the 4th dynasty that clearly suggest the complex was in use before the pyramids are said to have built.

A tomb just on the outskirts of the Giza site dates from the reign of the First dynasty Pharaoh Wadj (Djet), and jar sealings discovered in a tomb in the southern part of Giza mention the Third dynasty Pharaoh Ninetjer.

How does it affect the context of Ghiza, knowing that it was used before the Fourth dynasty?

Total, 44 years." We are left guessing whether the XXIV dynasty lasted for 6 years, 44, or 990.