Renowned Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass accompanied a high-ranking American delegation during their visit to the Great Sphinx.
The delegation was comprised of intellectuals, writers, university professors, and public figures.
During the tour, Dr. Hawass told the delegation that the statue of the Sphinx belongs to King Khafre, the founder of the second pyramid.
He added that those allegations that claim the existence of a lost city under the Sphinx are baseless and don’t have any scientific evidence.
Dr. Hawass added that there are photos of the excavation that was made, which shows that the Great Sphinx is a deaf rock, with no paths below.
He also talked about the recent archaeological discoveries made by the Ministry of Antiquities and about his excavations in the Valley of the Monkeys in the Western Valley and Saqqara.
The famed archaeologist added that the most important discovery in the 21st century is the discovery of the Wadi al-Jarf Papyrus, which unveils many secrets about the construction of the Khufu pyramid.
He noted the archaeological discoveries carried out by the Ministry of Antiquities greatly promote Egyptian tourism in all countries of the world.
Contributed by Yara Sameh