Referring to the Inventory Stela discovered by Mariette and the Dream Stele some have suggested that the Sphinx was in fact renovated during the Old Kingdom.
However, this view is unpopular amongst Egyptologists and some who once proposed it now reject the theory.
Among the deepest mysteries of ancient Egypt is the Great Sphinx of Giza.
Researchers, both professional and amateur, have painstakingly investigated its every aspect.1 Yet key puzzles remain, above all the question of why this colossal structure, the ancient world’s largest monument, was built in the first place.
If you deny the general consensus of the age of the Sphinx, you are left with the question of who built it.The Great Sphinx of Giza is one of the most recognizable man-made objects in the world.Despite this, it is also one of the most mysterious man-made objects in the world.However, for the purposes of this article, we will ignore that question, as it is still disputed within the realm of general consensus.In other words, even if you do accept that the Sphinx was built when most Egyptologists say it was, there is still the question of in which pharaoh’s reign it was built. According to translations of the “Dream Stela” at the foot of the Sphinx, King Thutmose IV came across the head of the Sphinx when he was still a prince. He took shelter from the sun in the shadow of the great head.