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Lost LABYRINTH Of Egypt Scanned

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« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2008, 08:15:19 pm »

Figure 3. A 3D model of the Labyrinth
based on a drawing by Petrie (1890).



4.2 The Second Labyrinth Model

Based on some recent results and proposals, we have come up with an alternative to the Petrie model. The overall shape of the Labyrinth itself is based on the study by Arnold (1979) who assumed that the building follows the tradition of the Djoser complex in Saqqara. A large open court was placed in the front section, similar to that of the Djoser complex.

The small twelve open courts at the back are based on the description by Herodotus. There are also five chapels in this model, which are common for pyramid complexes in the Old and the Middle Kingdom. The pyramid was also decorated with two temples, one in the north and the other in the east side. These are based on the fact that traces of the temple to the north of the pyramid were still visible in the 19th century, and the one to the east of the pyramid is seen on parallels.

Figure 4 shows a bird's-eye view of this second model.

The columns are decorated in such way that they
resemble the ones that are found in a well preserved
example from the same period.
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