Both the pyramids and the Sphinx show wear and tear that has led researchers to speculate that these monuments have been under water for a long time. That is, they were antediluvian, and the discovered fossils can support this hypothesis.
According to curiosmos.com, the study, carried out by several archaeologists, took years of preparation, and eventually the results came out. Scientists link the discovery of the fossil with the theory of an underwater city.
The fossil was discovered by Sheriff El Morsi and Antoine Gizal. The first worked in the Giza necropolis for two decades.
In the course of Morsi’s investigation, he documented that at some point in history , the entire territory of Giza was under water. This fact surprised experts who held this theory against the rest of the scientific community.
Initially, it was believed that this region could be part of a lagoon. Water completely flooded the rest of the complexes, including the pyramids and the sphinx.
Some scientists argue that the found fossil does not support the theory that water flooded the area. They believe it is part of the original limestone that has been eroded away.
“During one of the documentations of the ancient coastline, I almost tripped with a block of the second level of a temple,” explained Mr. El 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 an echinoid (sea urchin) which are marine creatures that live in relatively shallow waters.”
The evidence led El Morsi and his colleagues to propose that the Giza plateau was flooded in the distant past by a surge.
In particular, they focused on the temple site of Menkare, which they argue may have been a former lagoon when water levels covered the entire Necropolis, including the Great Sphinx, as well as the temple complexes that surround it.
However, it has been proven that the fossil was covered with a layer of cement, which refutes this theory.
In addition, the above find was found in the tidal part of the lagoon, which is extremely strange. Other studies have found small fish in the limestone block.
However, the discovery of this fossil increases the number of mysteries that this region hides.
This is not the first time that it has been suggested that the great monuments of Egypt were built in a much older era than is generally believed. And maybe the Egyptians didn’t even build them, but found them after the amount of water decreased.
Back in the early ’90s, Dr. Schoch proposed that the Great Sphinx of Giza was a structure that is thousands of years older than archaeologists currently accept and that it was created between 5,000 and 9,000 BC.
Egyptologists, geologists and others have rejected the water erosion hypothesis and the idea of an older Sphinx, pointing to archaeological, climatological and geological evidence to the contrary.