" Colossuses of Memnon" Thebes Things to Do Tip by Kuznetsov_Sergey

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  West Thebes - Colossuses of Memnon
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      West Thebes - Colossuses of Memnon
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
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      West Thebes - Colossuses
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  • West Thebes - Colossuses - Thebes
      West Thebes - Colossuses
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
 

It is considered that Colossuses were made ostensibly 3400 years ago (XIV century B.C.). Their height is about 18 meters; weight of everyone is bout 1300 tons.
Let us have another look on their history together with Russian scientists and publicists Kaljuzhny and Valjansky.

In 1862 archeologist Oppel has found out, that their pedestals are shipped in silt on one meter eighty centimeters. According to a number of supervision it has been found out, that as a result of floods of the Nile the ground rises on 2,5 sm for each twenty years. It is simple to calculate, that 1,8 m of silt could increase during 1440 years. It means that colossuses are erected in any way after 422 AC.

But Oppel could not agree with it. He was convinced, that Egypt was a very ancient country. He continued excavations. There are rests of a stone dam near colossuses with the same layer of silt and, hence, it was built at the same time, as colossuses. But Oppel has paid attention that the dam was constructed on a terrace made of stone fragments with traces of bas-reliefs. They are shipped in silt more deeply, more than on 8 meters! Easy calculation and the scientist has received time of construction in six and a half of thousand years till our time.

Here it is - the antiquity! Here it is the confirmation of traditional history!

You may watch my 1 min 35 sec VIDEO-Clip on my personal YouTube channel: Egypt Luxor Colossi of Memnon 2007

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  • Updated Sep 7, 2007
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