One-Star Reviews of the Sphinx

March 21st, 2016 // Daylog

Over the past couple of months I’ve been reading FINGERPRINTS OF THE GODS, Graham Hancock’s seminal book wherein he proposed that a technologically and culturally advanced civilization existed in our world’s very early prehistory, was wiped out near the end of the last ice age, and which inspired/influenced the earliest ancient civilizations.

It’s a really interesting book, which I may talk about in more depth another day, but while reading it I’ve been googling a lot of the theories and evidence that Hancock references. One of those theories is that the Great Sphinx of Giza is much, much older than previously thought (see the water erosion hypothesis). While scrolling through the search results I noticed that out of 787 google reviews, it had a rating of 4.7. My understanding of highly advanced maths told me that since the Great Sphinx rating wasn’t 5.0, then there had to be at least a few negative reviews. So I wondered: Who would take the time to post a one-star review of the Sphinx? Turns out, a surprising number of people, including:

The random-bordering-on-nonsensical:

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The racists who think they are clever:

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And, my favorite, the people who are just trolling:

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But don’t think that negative reviews are confined simply to the Great Sphinx. There are plenty of other ancient monuments that people also think are terrible.

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So there you go. Next time you visit a place of great historical or cultural importance, one that’s survived the march of time for millennia, don’t forget to leave a shitty review on Google.

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