Mysterious Antique Sphinx Discovered in the Bahamas

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Nassau| A team of underwater archeologists studying an ancient shipwreck of unknown origin near the eastern coast of the Bahamas, have made an astonishing discovery: a large stone statue ressembling greatly in shape and design, the egyptian Great Sphynx.

“We are not absolutely certain at the moment, as to what this discovery actually means” explains James Neilson, an historian part of the research team. “The erosion caused by the natural elements and the various corrals and lifeforms who settled on it, has been disturbing our scientific dating attempts, but the nature of the mineral used in its construction confirms beyond the shadow of a doubt that the statue is of Middle Eastern origin.”

The archeologists who made the discovery, confirm that this one and a half ton basalt monument,  could actually be of egyptian origin. The chemical analysis of the stone demonstrated that it was almost certainly extracted from a quarry near Wadi Rahanu, an egyptian region known for its quarrying industry since 3500 BC. The basis of the statue seem to have carried an inscription, but the erosion made it impossible to decipher or identify without further testing and examination.

The original analysis of the surroundings revealed that it could be have been laying in the spot where it was discovered, for more than 2500 years. These results, when added together, seem very surprising. Most modern historians consider the ancient egyptians were rather poor seamen, so the possibility of them crossing the Atlantic Ocean so early in history seems rather unlikely.

“The statue seems to have been transported on a ship” explains Mr Neilson. “Most likely, it was on the one we are actually studying, that is scattered near the statue. Unfortunately, the wreck is very badly damaged and decayed, and we have been only been able to determine that it was probably between 20 and 30 metres long and made of cedar. We can’t really confirm however, that it is egyptian. We will now proceed over the next months, to execute a great variety of different tests to see if we can collect more information concerning either the statue or the ship, to try and confirm it’s origin.”

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  1. Doesn’t have to have been an Egyptian ship though. The Phoenicians were know to be expert sailors sailing all over the place. They could have been sailing the ship this sphinx was on.

    • For all the talk of how difficult it was to cross the Atlantic it has been proven to actually be fairly easy to do. Any ship or crew prepared and equipped to capture rainwater and fish as they traveled would have had a high survival rate provided the ship could handle some occasional rough seas. If one man in a rubber raft with a broken spear gun can survive the 75 days to drift from the Canaries to the Caribbean I have no doubts that Tartessian and Carthaginian ships crossed the Atlantic by accident when blown off course.

    • John N. Lupia, III on April 8, 2014 at 11:12 pm said:

      Reading the preliminary reports I too saw the link to Lebanon. Inside the Archaeological Museum in Beirut I saw many Egyptian statues that were clearly carved in Lebanon based on the sacred canons and inscribed with gilt hieroglyphs. Now sailing through the Mediterranean Sea through the strait of Gibraltar sailing south off the coast of Morocco towards Mauritania is a very well-known westward stream and current and wind that can capture a ship and blow it off course. We already know of other ships at different periods that were swept across the Atlantic and some sailing more southward were known to be swept to Venezuela, and into the bay of Darien, Panama. So not such a great mystery. I suppose the possibility of establishing a shrine to the Pharaonic cult off west Morocco perhaps at the strait of Gibraltar as the Greeks did later on at Olympia, Greece and Rhodes with giant figures could have been a plan by the Pharaohs to claim dominance of the Mediterranean to anyone entering the strait. Circa 3,000-2,500 BC there were migrants from Morocco and south of there called Pelasgians. These people of the Moroccan west coast and southwest were the Siwan people, who were mainly Berbers. Earlier at this locale we find the Jabbaren site dating a thousand years earlier.

  2. Skydog on March 27, 2014 at 1:49 pm said:

    Wow, just found it sitting there, just like that, right on top of all that nice clean sand, huh? How convenient, that unlike other discoverers of undersea wonders, it didn’t have to be dug from under century after century of encrusted layers of all sorts of stuff.

    • herpderp on March 27, 2014 at 5:47 pm said:

      Doesn’t take any brain cells to see that if a storm came through it would have uncovered the sand duhhhhh

    • John N. Lupia, III on April 8, 2014 at 11:19 pm said:

      I am sorry Skydog, but what you said makes no sense to any marine archaeologist like Franck Goddio. Do you know this site of the discovery? Why would it be buried and how? The very current and rapid stream that flows westward there would have left the statue as we see it in the photo, plus the wear in the direction of the current most probably confirms this on close inspection of the stone’s surface.

  3. CT Appraiser on March 27, 2014 at 6:52 pm said:

    Thor Heyerdahl explored this concept years ago in the “Ra Expeditions.” Later-era treasure seekers probably stole the statue then their ship went down. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor_Heyerdahl#Boats_Ra_and_Ra_II

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  6. Once the statue is brought up out of the ocean it can be researched. At that time it can be age determined and any writing that may be on it can be translated. Other anomalies in the Bahamas suggest the area was a regular destination in ancient times. See Dr. Greg Little’s website. There is far more to our past than contemporary science would have you believe. As far as the statue appearing clean; that is a result of current action. The next person to dive down to it could find it half buried. The condition of the find is not unusual. So we can hope there will be another, more up to date, story on the find in the near future.

    • The Man. on March 29, 2014 at 2:03 am said:

      This is no surprise. many discoveries of african peoples traveling back and forth from africa and the new world centuries before columbus. Columbus stated the like in his log of the second voyage. And ancient Kemet is in Africa!

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  9. Shelaghfarrington Farrington's on March 30, 2014 at 11:56 am said:

    I live here in the Bahamas on new. Providence and many of our ancestors are highway men and women of the seas. All of this research is fascinating………and I look forward to hearing more.

  10. George Buzzetti on March 30, 2014 at 9:25 pm said:

    If the Egyptians got to South America for the pharaohs coke leaves why not there also? We know that the Norse got to East North America way before Columbus and that the Chinese were on the West Coast as where else would those old round with holes in the center anchors which they used come from and we know the Chinese and Indians and such went long distances as did the South Pacific Islanders. We do not give them the credit due for their ingenuity. They made precise measurements with the binary system just like a computer. So why not? Those Pharaohs sure had the money to do what they wanted.

    • John N. Lupia, III on April 8, 2014 at 11:55 pm said:

      George Buzzetti:

      The fallacy is that they knew how to navigate and could control their ships on charted course they knew and went back and forth on a regular basis.

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  12. Peter Barratt on April 1, 2014 at 5:48 am said:

    Don’t lets carried away, there are many instances of artifacts being discovered from wrecks in the Bahamas. If this is authenticated as being Egyptian then it was probably being shipped to the New World by a private collector or even as a museum acquisition,

  13. Phillip Gemme on April 18, 2014 at 7:10 pm said:

    Did anybody think to ask Peter Nygard if it was one of his financed creations. Just look at his Bahamian home

  14. Tflint on April 29, 2014 at 9:33 pm said:

    Those who claim that there was travel back and forth across the Atlantic in ancient times please explain to me why there are no pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, potatoes, coffee beans, chocolate, tobacco or maize in the old world until after Columbus’ first voyage. Did these mariners carry enough food from Europe that the did not have to replenish their supplies for the return voyage home?

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Mysterious Antique Sphinx Discovered in the Bahamas

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Nassau| A team of underwater archeologists studying an ancient shipwreck of unknown origin near the eastern coast of the Bahamas, have made an astonishing discovery: a large stone statue ressembling greatly in shape and design, the egyptian Great Sphynx.

“We are not absolutely certain at the moment, as to what this discovery actually means” explains James Neilson, an historian part of the research team. “The erosion caused by the natural elements and the various corrals and lifeforms who settled on it, has been disturbing our scientific dating attempts, but the nature of the mineral used in its construction confirms beyond the shadow of a doubt that the statue is of Middle Eastern origin.”

The archeologists who made the discovery, confirm that this one and a half ton basalt monument,  could actually be of egyptian origin. The chemical analysis of the stone demonstrated that it was almost certainly extracted from a quarry near Wadi Rahanu, an egyptian region known for its quarrying industry since 3500 BC. The basis of the statue seem to have carried an inscription, but the erosion made it impossible to decipher or identify without further testing and examination.

The original analysis of the surroundings revealed that it could be have been laying in the spot where it was discovered, for more than 2500 years. These results, when added together, seem very surprising. Most modern historians consider the ancient egyptians were rather poor seamen, so the possibility of them crossing the Atlantic Ocean so early in history seems rather unlikely.

“The statue seems to have been transported on a ship” explains Mr Neilson. “Most likely, it was on the one we are actually studying, that is scattered near the statue. Unfortunately, the wreck is very badly damaged and decayed, and we have been only been able to determine that it was probably between 20 and 30 metres long and made of cedar. We can’t really confirm however, that it is egyptian. We will now proceed over the next months, to execute a great variety of different tests to see if we can collect more information concerning either the statue or the ship, to try and confirm it’s origin.”

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