An investigation into the origins of the Sphinx and its first excavation in modern times!

An investigation into the mysterious origins of the that most famous of monuments, the Great Sphinx of Giza. We review the rare account of the first time that the Sphinx was excavated in modern times, Henry Salt's account of the works of Giovanni Cavigula in Egypt in 1817!


The Sequel to Revalations of the Pyramids:

Builders of the Ancient Mysteries, available for viewing here (Affiliate link:)

Josh Blaylock's ArkWorld:

The improable timeframes of the Old Kingdom Mega Pyramid Builders:

Zahi Hawass and Graham Hancock on the significance of Gobekli Tepe:

UnchartedX and Bright Insight Egypt Tour 2020!: a quick correction:

I know I spelled 'Gobekli' incorrectly in the bit where i was searching for it on the wiki article about the Sphinx Erosion theory. It doesn't matter as it doesn't appear even with the correct spelling - that capture was done in a hurry at the end of my production and I was attempting to replicate a search I had made earlier! here is a screenshot showing that not even 'gob' appears on that article:

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0:00 Introduction

2:43 Henry Salt's forgotten manuscripts

3:26 Cavigula's work at Giza

5:03 Napoleon Bonaparte in Egypt, the Internet Archive

7:10 Finding Salt's manuscripts

9:37 Details of Cavigula's dig and discoveries

17:47 The Dream Stele

20:44 What's beneath the Sphinx?

26:41 The Roman Staircase

30:06 Discussion on the age of the Sphinx

37:40 Re-carving the Sphinx's head, conclusion

42:17 Post-script


By UnchartedX

Hi, my name is Ben, welcome to UnchartedX. I'm a long-time student and fan of history. I've spent a lot of time throughout my life travelling to, photographing and filming ancient sites all around the world, and (more recently) interviewing and talking to many of the leading researchers and authors, many of whom are working to uncover the true origins of the mystery that is our past.

I believe there is a need for high quality content that addresses the new science and new discoveries that should affect how we view the past, and to examine the contradictions that are clearly evident on ancient sites, and in our orthodox version of history.

I hope you'll join me on this journey! I try to publish at least 1-2 well researched pieces per month, and also other less structured content, podcasts/interviews and the like. I may also publish content unrelated to history, from time to time :)

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