Egypt is the home of some of the greatest monuments and sculptures we’ve ever come across, to say the least, and the Great Sphinx is by far one of the most interesting and mysterious ones, to say the least.
Despite the fact that it is essentially known as the face of all ancient Egyptian culture and as far as we know it is one of the greatest discoveries, we’ve ever come across in Egypt, to begin with, we don’t actually know all that much about it, to begin with.
We don’t know for sure how old it is, but we do know that it predates every other monument from the Giza complex.
Recently however a new theory was brought up by Manichev Vjacheslav and Alexander Parkhomenko as they brought up the fact that the Egyptian Sphinx might actually be 800,000 years old after all.
This theory came up when they apparently came across proof of the fact that the Sphinx had previously been submerged underneath the Nile lakes.
So, by studying how long ago these lakes could have spread across the Giza complex completely submerging the place altogether they concluded the fact that the Sphinx is at least 800,000 years old.
This is the closest proof of its age we’ve ever come across, as the lakes themselves are believed to have overtaken the area in the Pleistocene epoch which was around 800,000 years ago.
Regardless, check out the following video if you want to find out more about this theory, to begin with.