Red Headed Stepchild
(The Barrett family memoir of Navy Life)
by Sophie Ruth Meranski with photos

 

Sphinx unusual back view January l932 Jack Barrett photo from west-north-west #171 p 22
Some minority archaeologists have recently sugested Sphinx may be much older than pyramids -buried in sand - evidence may be reinterpreted. SKY and TELESCOPE" magaine March 2001 reports Sphinx faces directly east. Alignment probably has astronomical and seasonal significance, as sun would appear directly in front of the eyes on day of Vernal equinox. Egyptians at date of consruction did not use the familiar Babylonian-Greek constellations. Majority view assumes Sphinx dates from around 2000-2500 BC, but some scholars suggest it is much older. It was covered with sand for many centuries.
Subject: Sprinx rear view from distance
Year: 1932Sphinx