Equinox sunset aligns with Sphinx

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A former Egyptian antiquities minister has claimed that a recent image is evidence that the Sphinx was built to align with the equinox.

According to Zahi Hawas, former Minister of Antiquities, the image is evidence of an astronomical and religious connection between the sphinx and the spring and autumn equinoxes. An equinox is a cosmic event when day and night are equal in length. Hawas' assertion goes against modern archaeological thinking.

Research from 2018 suggests that its construction also may relate to the autumn equinox. According to Newsweek, the Great Pyramid of Giza almost fits with the four cardinal directions.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Depiction of the Sphinx during the equinox
2. Depiction of the Sphinx and sun
3. Great Pyramid of Giza
4. Great Pyramid of Giza and four cardinal directions

VOICEOVER (in English):

"An image posted by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities showing the sun setting over the Sphinx on the spring equinox may demonstrate that the statue was built to align with the celestial event."

"According to Zahi Hawas, former Minister of Antiquities, the image is evidence of an astronomical and religious connection between the sphinx and the spring and autumn equinoxes.

"An equinox is a cosmic event when day and night are equal in length. Hawas' assertion goes against modern archaeological thinking."

"Research from 2018 suggests that its construction also may relate to the autumn equinox."

"According to Newsweek, the Great Pyramid of Giza almost fits with the four cardinal directions."

SOURCES: FACEBOOK / MINISTRY OF ANTIQUITIES, NEWSWEEK, ANCIENT ORIGINS
https://www.facebook.com/moantiquities/photos/a.979988385380145/2935261899852774/
https://www.newsweek.com/pyramid-ancient-egypt-equinox-1493770
https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/sphinx-alignment-0013459