Also, according to an article by Robert Sheer, water marks were found on the sides of the Great Pyramid at a level 400 feet higher than the Nile river is today, and deposits of sea salt inside the Pyramid corroborate the theory that it and the Sphinx must have been built before the time of the melting of the last great Ice Age, about 12,000 years ago. I'm going to come back to this when I have time to read those links.
On the contrary, we point out that its internal astronomical alignments -the star-shafts of the Kings and Queens Chambers -are consistent with a completion date during ancient Egypts Old Kingdom, somewhere around 2500 BC.
The debate over when the Giza complex was constructed is still ongoing.
Erosion patterns from the Sphinx enclosure suggest a far older date than subscribed by Egyptologists and there are several at Giza discoveries from before the 4th dynasty that clearly suggest the complex was in use before the pyramids are said to have built.
Looming over the West bank of the Nile River in Egypt, the Great Sphinx of Giza is a massive limestone statue in the likeness of a mythical creature called a sphinx.
Often simply referred to as "the Sphinx" in English; in Arabic its name literally translates as "Father of Dread." The statue sits in a reclining position, with the lion's body and paws facing forward.