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Lost LABYRINTH Of Egypt Scanned

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« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2008, 08:05:52 pm »

4.1 The Labyrinth Model by Flinders Petrie

Soon after his second expedition, Petrie published a partial reconstruction of the Labyrinth (Figure 2a). It consists of 18 large chambers separated by three main corridors, two running sideways and one at the centre. Because he did not find enough evidence, these are considered to be primarily based on the classical authors, and only few points depended on the little evidence he found for the original architecture (Petrie et al. 1912).

Taking his plan for granted, we measured his drawings and redrew the plan as shown in Figure 2b. Heights were taken from another tomb chapel constructed by King Amenemhat III assuming that he used the same module. The model was then constructed in 3D Studio Max, a 3D Computer Aided Designing (CAD) package in its proprietary format, exported to VRML97 format, and manually edited to give it the right scale and light setting. The result is shown in Figure 3.


Figure 2. (a) A plan of Hawara in late 19th century and
a partial diagram of the predicted structure of the
Labyrinth hand drawn by Petrie, and

(b) The plan of the Petrie model of the Labyrinth
produced in the project.
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