Some scientists believe there is evidence that the Giza Necropolis in Egypt, including the Pyramids and the Sphinx, show signs of erosion indicating submersion under the sea.
Archaeologist Sherif El Morsi, has worked extensively on the Giza plateau for over twenty years, with Antoine Gigal, Sherif El Morsi and Antoine Gigal are the founders of Giza for Humanity.
Dr. Robert M. Schloch was one of the first researchers to address the theory that the structures of the plateau are much older than previously thought. In the early 90’s, Dr. Schlock suggested that the Sphinx was thousands of years older than archaeologists believed, dating back to 5000-9000 BC, this suggestion was based on erosion pattern of water found at the monuments and the surrounding rocks. These archaeologists are evolutionists and have misdated this worldwide cataclysm which flooded much of the earth during the Younger Dryas/ice age/Clovis culture/Tower of Babel/Days of Peleg when the earth was divided about 1900 BC after an asteroid swarm creating the Carolina Meteorite Bays in the United States.
Archaeologist Sherif El Morsi has been researching and looking into the mystery. During one of the photo shoots documenting patterns of erosion of several megaliths in the area, he made an even more surprising discovery that suggests that the entire area was cataclysmically submerged at one time.
“During one of the documentations of the ancient coastline, I almost tripped with a block of the second level of a temple,” said Mr. Morsi in an article published on the website Gigal Research. “To my surprise, the bump on the top surface of the block that almost tripped me was in fact an exoskeleton of a fossil of what appears to be a echinoid (sea urchin) which are marine creatures that live in relatively shallow waters.”
Sherif El Morsi suggests that the Giza plateau was once flooded by a surge. I Jeremy Auldaney have documented this surge all along the coast of the United States about the same period of time. The temple site of Menkare in particular may have been a former lagoon when the sea level covered the Necropolis, the Sphinx, temples and other monuments of the area including the Ziggurat of Babel.
There are other theories which other scientists have suggested. These evolutionists believe the echinoid found on the limestone was actually exposed by erosion and the fossilized creature was part of the original limestone that had formed 30 million years ago in the Eocene. This would indicate this fossil was from the cataclysm after Noah’s Flood in the Days of Peleg. But Morsi responded to these speculative claims, that the creature was cemented, or petrified, in a relatively recent time, citing evidence that the creature was found placed gravitationally on the floor, that the fossil was in almost perfect condition and was located within the intertidal range of the lagoon, which is a big contrast to the small fish typically found in limestone blocks.
“We can clearly see the pristine condition and the details of the perforations of the exoskeleton, this means that the sea creature must have been petrified in recent times.” -Sherif El Morsi However, this is inaccurate, many marine fossils are preserved all over the world in perfect condition right down to microscopic details of the cells.
According to El Morsi, the flooding, was very significant, ending at about 75 meters above current sea level and creating a coastline to the Khafra enclosure near the Sphinx at the temple of Menkare. El Morsi also believes that there is evidence present at the monuments and surrounding blocks that suggest the presence of tidal waves in the past, and even suggest a intertidal zone of about two meters.
The Sphinx, the temple of the Sphinx, and the first 20 fields of the Great Pyramid of Giza exhibit erosion due to deep water saturation according to El Morsi.
Dating the exact time of the flood is particularly difficult for evolutionists since they speculate that for 140,000 thousand years, seal levels have fluctuated by over 120 meters. Creation scientists have found that these fluctuations of oceanic incursions occurred since the Deluge in Noah’s day since 2348 BC.
The western wall of the Sphinx enclosure, showing erosion consistently along its length.
Courtesy and copyright of Colin Reader.
Courtesy and copyright of Colin Reader.
The Sphinx Enclosure:
Following a detailed examination of the severe, undulating erosion on the walls of the Sphinx enclosure, Dr Robert Schoch, with other geologists and geophysicists, conclude that the Sphinx had been weathered mainly by rainfall before the Sahara became a desert, and must be at least 7-9000 years old, according to evolution speculation. Creation science dates it at Post Flood about 4000 years ago. The evolutionists speculate the Sphinx could be of far greater antiquity than they thought. Most Bible researchers think the Pyramid and Sphinx are old too. They believe it dates from before the Flood, but they are wrong because marine shells are common in the limestone casing stones which can only be dated from the Flood.
Schoch argued that because evolution scientists have concluded that the Nile valley experienced the 'Nabtian Fluvial' from 10,000 to 3,000 B.C., that it must have been in this time that the deep fissures in the sphinx enclosure were made. This fluvial period left evidence all over the world. It did not rain before the Flood of 2347 BC. Then after the Flood there were terrible storms and lots of rain which archaeologists call the Fluvial Period during the Pleistocene. This kept many lakes full after the Flood and these are mostly dry lakes in deserts today. Like Lake Manix in the Mojave Desert. The Early Man site at Calico is a typical example where early man live and fished until these dried up. A few still remain, including the Salt Lake in Utah, the Dead Sea in Israel, and the Salton Sea in California.
This ancient date upset Egyptology establishment, not because of the 10,500 BC date, but more because there was no non-catastrophic explanation for the erosion. There is no doubt the Sphinx was subject to severe erosion in the distant past. The limestone blocks retrieved from the dig were used for the nearby Sphinx temple. The evidence proves the Sphinx underwent a long period of heavy rainfall in order to leave it the way it is today. This region has not had heavy downfalls since at least 3,000 BC, which places creation of these structures long before that time to create such resulting erosion. Another possibility is the inundation was so catastrophic it created the erosion in a short time. Evolutionists ignore any evidence of catastrophism as long as possible.
Egyptologist John Anthony West claims the sudden rise of Egyptian civilization (after the Flood) in the third millennium BC points to the fact that it was not a new development but a legacy - a carry-over from an earlier, lost civilization. And he is right. That lost civilization was the PreFlood world. Further evidence of a pre-dynastic construction phase is suggested by the Sphinx Temple, 'Khafre's' Mortuary and Valley Temples, and 'Menkaure's' Mortuary Temple, which were all partly built from huge limestone blocks, weighing hundreds of tons removed during the carving of the Sphinx, and which have suffered similar erosional damage after the Flood during Peleg’s Division in 1900 BC.