THE EGYPTIAN LABYRINTH: A Middle Kingdom Enigma

Posted December 4th, 2009 by admin

Greek and Roman writers were adamant that The Labyrinth was Egypt’s greatest wonder; as Herodotus said – surpassing even the pyramids.
But what sort of building was it, who built it, and why?
In the modern era, it had vanished so completely that several explorers, including Belzoni, failed to find it.
This talk follows the rediscovery of the Labyrinth, excavations and finds made on the site, and the attempts by Petrie and others to reconstruct the form of this unique building. We also see how modern research has thrown light on the problem, suggesting that clues may be found in surprising, yet familiar places.