Mystery, magnificence, and ancient magic surround the Pyramids of Giza. They have captivated the world since time immemorial, and we are no closer to finding out how they got there in the first place. Who made them? How were they constructed? And more importantly, what’s the secret to their longevity? These questions have haunted archeologists and Egyptologists for hundreds of years.
But now, thanks to modern research methods and the extreme work-ethic of modern Egyptologists, we know more than ever about these enigmatic structures. We are closer than ever to get the answers. Here are some of the biggest mysteries of the Pyramids of Giza.
Uncovering the Secrets of the Great Sphinx
Carved entirely out of large limestone blocks, the Great Sphinx of Giza is one of the greatest mysteries of ancient Egypt. It is a statue of a mythical creature with the body of a lion and a human head.
Research suggests that this statue might have been from before the time of pharaohs. Very little is known about this monolith statue. Historians Gerry Cannon and Malcolm Hutton believe that it is about 12000 years old when there was very little sand in the area. However, scientists are still looking for more evidence to back up that belief.