In a series of expeditions between 1991 and 1993 led by John Anthony West, an independent Egyptologist, scientific investigators conducted geological and seismic surveys around the Great Sphinx of Egypt. The chief geologist was Dr. Robert Schoch, Professor of Geology at Boston University, and the chief seismologist was Thomas Dobecki, from the highly respected Houston consulting firm, McBride-Ratclif & Associates.
The team’s conclusions were as follows:
A. Geology, The pattern of erosion on the Sphinx indicates that it was carved at the end of the last Ice Age, when heavy rains fell on the eastern Sahara — perhaps more than 12,000 years ago. This contrasts starkly with the “orthodox” Egyptological dating for the Sphinx of around 4,500 years ago.
B. Seismography. The seismic survey indicated the existence of several unexplored tunnels and cavities in the bedrock beneath the Sphinx, including a large rectangular chamber at a depth of some 25 feet beneath the monuments front paws.
The NBC film “Mystery of the Sphinx” produced by Robert Watts and Boris Said was partially financed by members of the Association for Research and Enlightenment. The ARE, headquartered in the US, is a multimillion dollar organization that exists to promulgate the teachings and prophecies of an American psychic, Edgar Cayce, who died in 1947.
Prominent amongst Cayce’s pronouncements were that the Sphinx had been built in 10,500 BCE by the survivors of the lost civilization of Atlantis and that the survivors had concealed beneath it a “Hall of Records” containing all the wisdom of their lost civilization and the true history of the human race. Cayce prophesied that this Hall of Records would be rediscovered and opened between 1996 and 1998.
The Egyptian authorities granted a license to a new team to conduct surveys around the Sphinx. This team, with academic sponsorship from Florida State University, was largely financed through the Schor Foundation of New York – by Dr. Joseph Schor, an American multimillionaire. Dr. Schor is a life member of the ARE and he financed the expedition and film shoot that Fritz Heede was a crew member of. Fritz did on-site audio recordings and recorded music in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid with three vocalists, Heather Douglas, Shannon Michael Terry, and Nijole Sparkis.
NBC was interested in a follow up to the Emmy winning “Mystery of the Sphinx” and the chance to make history with a major new discovery. Ruppert Murdock also took a strong interest and later locked the film up for a FOX Premiere.
Getting into the underground chamber became impossible as the Egyptian authorities did not appreciate the premise of the research and put up numerous obstacles. The film was in rough cut form but had no ending, as no chamber had yet been opened, so the film descended into a legal entanglement and was later unfortunately shelved.
Fritz Heede, having recorded some remarkable tracks in Egypt returned to Los Angeles and finished the music and released it in 2012 as “Quest For The Secret Chamber”.
Here is the title track with the foundation tracks recorded in the King’s Chamber and overdubs added in L.A. :
The expedition included Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval
Dr. Zahi Hawass – Dir. Giza Plateau