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John Anthony West (born 1932 in New York) is an American author, lecturer, guide and a proponent of Sphinx water erosion hypothesis in geology. [1 ] [2 ]
R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz, in 1993 his work with Robert M. Schoch, a geologist and associate professor of natural science at the College of General Studies at Boston University was presented by Charlton Heston in a NBC special called “ The Mystery of the Sphinx” that won West a News & Documentary Emmy Award for Best Research and a nomination for Best Documentary. [3 ] [4 ] The documentary contends that the main type of [5 ] weathering evident on the Great Sphinx (pictured) and surrounding enclosure walls could only have been caused by prolonged and extensive rainfall during the time period from 10,000 to 5000 BCE and was carved out of limestone bedrock by an ancient advanced culture (such as the Heavy Neolithic Qaraoun culture). This challenged the conventional dating of the carving of the statue circa 2500 BCE. West suggested that the Sphinx may be over twice as old as originally determined, whereas Schoch made a more conservative determination of between 5000 and 7000 BCE. [6 ] [7 ] [8 ]
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John Anthony West, "Osborne's army", Penguin books, 1966.
John Anthony West & Jan Gerhard Toonder, “The case for astrology”, Quest Books, 1970.
John Anthony West, “Serpent in the Sky: The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt”, Quest Books, 1993.
John Anthony West, “The Traveler's Key to Ancient Egypt: A Guide to the Sacred Places of Ancient Egypt”, Quest Books, 1996.
John Anthony West & Laird Scranton “The Science of the Dogon: Decoding the African Mystery Tradition”, Quest Books, 2006.
John Anthony West & Laird Scranton, “Sacred Symbols of the Dogon: The Key to Advanced Science in the Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs”, Quest Books, 2007.
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