The Sphinx is generally accepted to have been built along with the Pyramids of Giza around 2500 BC. But, the Sphinx today has a vertical weathering profile in the limestone trench surrounding it. This erosion, according to geology, could only be the result of prolonged rainfall, in contrast to the dry weather experienced in Egypt since 2500 BC. Based on the climatic evidence, a geologist at Boston University, estimated it between 9,000 to 12,000 years old, when climate was wetter
Before the Sahara became a desert, it was home to many savanna animals, including the giraffe. People began to paint and etch the Sahara's animals in desert rock about 12,000 years ago. Archaeologists estimate that the oldest remaining pictures date back to 6500 B.C.
Located at an altitude of approximately 1,170 meters in the Beqaa valley, Baalbek is known to have been settled from at least 7,000 BC, however, some researchers, such as Graham Hancock, argue that its roots go back as many as 12,000 years. One of the most incredible features is the megalithic foundations of the Temple of Jupiter. It was built on platform of stones, and according to the German Archaeological Institute, the stone above the largest known stone block ever carved by human hands.
The 'Europe That Was' Map before the seas began to rise 10,000 years ago - http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080709/full/454151a.html http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/doggerland/spinney-text http://www.nextnature.net/2009/04/mapping-a-lost-world/
A million Vikings still live among us: One in 33 men can claim to be direct descendants from the Norse warriors Around 930,000 people can claim to be of direct Viking descent A study compared Y chromosome markers to estimated Viking DNA patterns The Viking DNA patterns are rarely found outside Scandinavia