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Lost LABYRINTH Of Egypt Scanned

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« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2008, 10:15:08 am »

Richard Pococke (1704 – 1765 CE)

The next explorer to visit the spot seems to have been Dr. Richard Pococke. From 1737-40 CE he visited the Near East.

Exploring Egypt, Jerusalem, Palestine and Greece. In his book "Description of the East" that appeared
in 1743 he wrote;

"We observed at a great distance, the temple of the Labyrinth, and being about a league from it, I observed several heaps as of ruins, covered with sand, and many stones all round as if there had
been some great building there: they call it the town of Caroon (Bellet Caroon).

It seemed to have been of a considerable breadth from east to west, and the buildings extended on each side towards the north to the Lake Moeris and the temple.

This without doubt is the spot of the famous Labyrinth which Herodotus says was built by the twelve kings of Egypt."

He describes what he takes to be the pyramid of the Labyrinth as a building about 165 feet long by 80 broad, very much ruined, and says it is called the "Castle of Caroon".
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