Beneath the pyramids of Egypt lies a lost underworld of catacombs, hewn chambers and cave tunnels that have remained unexplored for hundreds of years. They are alluded to in ancient texts and Arab legends but have been left unexplored until recent times.
They have now been rediscovered and investigated for the first time. What exactly does this subterranean realm tell us about the pyramids, their relationship to the stars and the mythical origins of Egyptian civilization?
In 2008, a team of researchers headed for Hawara, Egypt (55 miles south of Cairo), to investigate this lost subterranean labyrinth, described by many classic authors like Herodotus and Strabo.
The Belgian-Egyptian expedition team brought the highest level of ground penetrating technology to scan the sand of Hawara and solve the enigma.The Mataha expedition (Mataha = labyrinth in Arabic) confirmed the presence of the underground temple just south of the pyramid of Amenemhat III.
The aptly named Labyrinth of Egypt has been referenced to by many ancient writers who claim it to be truly monumental in dimensions and possibly the key to proving the existence of a lost civilization preceding the ancient cultures associated with that area today.