Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Lost Labyrinth of Egypt

     In Khamsin, The Devil Wind of The Nile (Book 1 – Legends of the Winged Scarab), I already briefly mention the legend of a vast palace complex along the Nile.

     At that time, I had no idea this long-buried mysterious structure would become one of the main attractions and wonders for my modern-day archaeologists. I became fascinated with this mystery.
     You can follow my take on this ancient two-storied engineering marvel in Books 4 and 5 of my Legends of the Winged Scarab series.
     In The Crystal Curse, the bad buys try to exploit the existence of mysterious crystals growing inside.
     In The Nile Conspiracy, the Labyrinth threatens to become a death trap.
     
   

     In my research, I could not find out much about The Labyrinth – its existence and exploration, for obscure reasons, having long been denied by the Egyptian Government. However, it was mentioned by the Greek historian Herodotus and in other ancient writings – therefore, chances were it had to exist.
   In recent years, the excavation and findings of the Mataha Expedition Hawara 2008 – Labyrinthof  Egypt – was still being suppressed.


     As of late, some experts with ground-penetrating radar have been allowed onto the site near Hawara. They indeed confirmed that “there is something big down there.”

(The diagram of the Egyptian labyrinth produced by 17th-century German scholar, Athanasius Kircher)

     In an excellent article, April Holloway, Co-Owner, Editor and Writer of Ancient-Origins, brings us more about this buried complex.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

A Taste

I'd like you to taste 
 a short (somewhat irreverent) story 
showing off my non-historical side

(You might find, it's my 'hysterical side')