Here's something for y'all ATSers to chew on.
The Lion-Man, dug out in Germany and ascribed to the Aurignacian culture has been dated to be around 40 000 years old.
Well, that`s it, basically. I think its a delicious find because we're still debating whether Sphinxes are a couple thousand of years old or "much older" as some of the fringe-ancient-astronaut-antediluvian-crowd say.
And just to remind you that the Sphinx is not limited to Egypt, here are a few more from around the world. They usually show up as lions with human faces but sometimes the mixes are with other animals.
Some of the oldest lion-men can be found on Hindu Temples. Quoting our Internet Encyclopedia:
A Hindu sample of a "man-beast":
A Sumerian Hybrid:
The Celtic Sphinx:
An Anatolian Sphinx:
I could go on and on but these are enough to make the point.
So ATS, what do you think? Are they fictitious figures, as our academic establishment thinks? Or did they really exist? Were they genetically engineered hybrids? Or supernatural beasts? Was the mixing of "the Gods" and humans a reason humanity was wiped out with a flood? Or is this all just symbolic of something else we don't understand or know yet? The possibilities are endless.