Image shows Sphinx built to align with equinoxes: ex-Egyptian official
Ancient civilizations. There's more to them than meets the eye.
EGYPT — A former Egyptian antiquities minister has claimed that a recent image is evidence that the Sphinx was built to align with the equinox.
According to Zahi Hawas, former Minister of Antiquities, the image is evidence of an astronimical and religious connection between the sphinx and the spring and autumn equinoxes. These are cosmic events when day and night and equal in length. Hawas' assertion goes against modern archaeological thinking.
Research from 2018 suggests that its construction also may relate to the autumn equinox. According to Newsweek, the Great Pyramid of Giza almost fits with the four cardinal directions.
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