FILE-Egyptian archaeologist, Zahi Hawass FILE-Egyptian archaeologist, Zahi Hawass

Hawass affirmed the presence of three tunnels inside Sphinx

Sat, Apr. 20, 2019
CAIRO - 20 April 2019:Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz and his accompanying delegation visited on Monday the Giza Pyramids during their two-day visit to Egypt.

Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass received the Polish delegation and took them on a tour in the archaeological area.

Hawass denied all rumors about a hidden city under the Sphinx, assuring that such news is not based on scientific evidence.

“We have a lot of photos that document the process of digging under the Sphinx proving that there are no passages under the Sphinx and that it is a concrete statue,” Hawass stated.

Hawass affirmed the presence of three tunnels; the first exists above the back of the statue and was discovered in 1937 by the French engineer Bering who was searching for treasures inside the body of the statue.

While the second tunnel was found at the north side of the statue before it was drowned by French Egyptologist Gupino. It was believed that the tunnel was full of treasures and monuments.

The third tunnel exists behind “The Dream Portrait” and was foundby the Italian adventurer Kavliain the early 19th century when he was digging under the chest of Sphinx.

For his part, Czaputowicz admired the Egyptian monuments.At the end of the tour, Hawass gave Czaputowicz his book about Giza.
 
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