The Great Labyrinth of Egypt is by far one of the world’s greatest unanswered mysteries as many have reported it as the one discovery that will essentially change our view on life itself upon finding it,
The labyrinth had been reportedly discovered in the past but lost with time only for it to reemerge at Hawara, being rediscovered by a team funded by NRIAG, Ghent University/Kunst-Zicht, and Louis De Cordier.
Multiple other corporations were involved too, but we won’t get too deep into that as that’s not what’s important here.
What’s important actually is the fact that this labyrinth was first mentioned in ancient times by both Herodotus and Strabo.
In their texts, they reported it having over 3,000 rooms and that inside there is lost knowledge unlike anywhere else on Earth.
The civilization that had built it reportedly disappeared with it, around 2,000 years before the two authors talked about it, to begin with.
The discovery in itself was made by the expedition team that essentially scanned out the sand of Hawara which revealed to them that a massive enormous artificial stone plateau was buried underneath the sand there.
The discovery came to be as the team decided to check up on the “quarry theory” brought up by Flinders Petrie in 1889.
Essentially, he came across a massive artificial stone plateau there in 1889 but no one believed it to be a sign of the Lost labyrinth as he claimed.
At the time no actual signs of the labyrinth were uncovered although according to the experts this is because the actual entrance was around a couple of feet below where they stopped digging.