(who holds a Ph D in Geology and Geophysics) and Graham Hancock (in Fingerprints of the Gods).Jason Colavito has compiled a fairly straightforward summary of their and other claims as well as an accompanying debunking.We are pleased and proud to welcome Robert Temple as the June 2009 Author of the Month.His latest work is The Sphinx Mystery PROFESSOR ROBERT TEMPLE is author of a dozen challenging and provocative books, commencing with the international best-seller, .He has done archaeometric dating work and intensive exploration of closed sites in Egypt with the permission of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities.His research into historical accounts of the Sphinx is the first comprehensive survey ever undertaken.This has created confusion among researchers and has affected our comprehension of the prehistory of Egypt.
Therefore the Sphinx must be much older than the commonly accepted 2500 BCE (usually 10,000 to 5000 BCE).
He is Visiting Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and previously held a similar position at an American university. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, and has been a member of the Egypt Exploration Society since the 1970s, as well as a member of numerous other academic societies.
He has produced, written and presented a documentary for Channel Four and National Geographic Channels on his archaeological discoveries in Greece and Italy, and he was at one time an arts reviewer on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Kaleidoscope’.
Viewpoint: Yes, recent evidence suggests that the Great Sphinx is much older than most scientists believe.
Viewpoint: No, the Great Sphinx was built about 4,500 years ago during the reign of the pharaoh Khafre, as has long been believed by most archaeologists and Egyptologists.