The intriguing allure of Egypt, with its ancient remnants, presents a stimulating puzzle for both science and humankind. Among the many mysteries, the Great Sphinx stands prominent. Whisperings circulate suggesting that its biggest secret might already be known but concealed from the public. But why?
In the late 18th century, specifically 1798, Napoleon Bonaparte and his soldiers set foot in Egypt. They were left in awe by the magnificent edifices they encountered, most notably the Great Sphinx. This colossal monument, partially buried in the desert sand, exhibited its majesty even to those unfamiliar with its profound history. Although it had intrigued many for centuries, it wasn’t until 1936 that a team led by the French archaeologist, Mo Baguettes, undertook the task to excavate this monolith, revealing it in its entirety after being buried for ages.
Around this period, a soothsayer of repute, Edgar, claimed he had an entrancing vision. During a hypnotic trance, he was allegedly shown the insides of the Sphinx. According to him, it housed a grand ancient library, safeguarding primordial wisdom, including revelations about the lost city of Atlantis. Edgar further speculated that iconic structures like the pyramids and the Sphinx might be echoes of this submerged civilization.
Fast forward to 1987, a research expedition from the Japanese University of Waseda made a groundbreaking discovery. They found tunnels and chambers within the Sphinx. While this revelation caused ripples in the world of Egyptology, it was later reported that these hidden pathways bizarrely led to dead ends.
However, the most tantalizing discovery was made using electromagnetic sound wave studies. This research hinted at potential entrances located in the Sphinx’s legs and a concealed chamber within its head. This very chamber, reportedly documented by Napoleon and later photographed from an aerial view in the early 1900s, was mysteriously sealed off during a later restoration phase.
Historical artist Charles Russell, in 1914, created a depiction illustrating the inner sanctum of the Sphinx. He visualized an entrance through its head, leading down to its core, with corridors branching out to other regions, even hinting at a buried pyramid beneath. This pyramid, as per legend, might be the final resting place of Pharaoh Menes, the inaugural ruler of the unified Egypt, believed to have been divinely chosen. Some even speculate that the Sphinx’s visage might be a homage to this revered pharaoh.
Interestingly, a 1913 edition of the British newspaper, ‘The Sphere’, showcased a cover that eerily resembled Russell’s depiction. Further affirming this revelation, an article in the ‘Northern Territory Times’ in 1914 elaborated on this mysterious chamber.
To this day, the Sphinx continues to be a symbol of enigma and wonder, holding onto its secrets and beckoning those who seek to unravel them.