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Hieroglyphs were fully developed and their shapes would be used with little change for more than three thousand years.The tomb was discovered in the Kom al-Ahmar region, between Luxor and Aswan, on the site of Hierakonpolis (pictured).(Photo by Mahmoud Bakkar /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)CAIRO, EGYPT - OCTOBER 20: German expert Christihan Eijkman restarted the restoration of one of the priceless pieces of the time of the Pharoahs, King Tutankhamun's mummy's golden mask, due to the failure of the first restoration attempt at the Egyptian Museum in the capital Cairo on October 20, 2015.(Photo by Mahmoud Bakkar /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)CAIRO, EGYPT - OCTOBER 20: German expert Christihan Eijkman (R 2) restarted the restoration of one of the priceless pieces of the time of the Pharoahs, King Tutankhamun's mummy's golden mask, due to the failure of the first restoration attempt at the Egyptian Museum in the capital Cairo on October 20, 2015.In the ancient world, it didn’t get much better than being Pharaoh.

Or is it possible that this incredible monument was constructed by an ancient civilization much older than the Egyptian?

From that day until today, the idea that the Sphinx belongs to the time of Pharaoh Khufu has remained unchanged and mainstream archaeology has not been willing to suggest any other theories explaining the great Sphinx and its origin.

This majestic monument was carved from a single block of stone, yet there are no written documents that could tell us much about its origin or purpose.

Around 18 Captain Giovanni Battista Caviglia performed excavations at the Sphinx and surrounding temples.

Due to the proximity to the Pyramid of Khafre, the great sphinx was quickly linked to the figure of the pharaoh of the fourth dynasty, claiming that the face of the Sphinx actually is that of Khufu.