Oana R. Ghiocel, an American filmmaker born in Romania, and Dr. Robert M. Schoch, Boston University Professor and a world-renowned geologist investigate enigmatic structures in the Wild Carpathian Mountains of Romania. The documentary searches the deep roots of the oldest European civilization, retracing its origins to the primordial human culture of Old Europe that left its traces on the archeological records, legends and myths around the world, on our current institutions and many of our society’s religious practices. The Great Sphinx of Carpathian is the legacy of a highly sophisticated spiritual people.

The meaning behind the Carpathian Sphinx

The Altar of the First Spiritual Man

‘The Mystery of the Carpathian Sphinx’ comes to portray the spiritual journey of the filmmaker Oana and Dr. Robert Schoch who are deeply moved and transformed by the discoveries they make around the Carpathian Sphinx, acknowledging the vital importance of Mother Nature and reverence for the Universe.

The Carpathian Sphinx points to a very old sacred world that we are just now beginning to unfold: the world of the First Spiritual Man, the misunderstood and little known man we most commonly refer to as the Neanderthal.  Neanderthal was much different than media and traditional science textbooks have portrayed him, and the documentary shows Neanderthal in a new, unexpected light, one that might completely shock you.

The ‘Carpathian Sphinx’ was the altar of the Neanderthals. This is the story.

You can watch the full documentary on the website or in the embedded players below.



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