A lost underworld of catacombs, hewn chambers, and cave tunnels exists beneath Egypt’s pyramids, untouched for hundreds of years. They’ve been mentioned in ancient literature and Arab folklore, but they’ve remained untouched until recently.
For the first time, they have been rediscovered and researched. What does this subterranean region reveal about the pyramids, their relationship to the stars, and Egyptian civilization’s fabled beginnings?
In 2008, a group of researchers traveled to Hawara, Egypt (55 miles south of Cairo), to study this long-lost subterranean labyrinth, which was described by many classical authors including Herodotus and Strabo.
The fabled temple was reported to have 3000 rooms filled with hieroglyphics and paintings.
To scan the sands of Hawara and unravel the mystery, the Belgian-Egyptian expedition team used the most advanced ground-penetrating equipment available.
The Mataha expedition (Mataha = labyrinth in Arabic) established the underground temple’s existence immediately south of Amenemhat III’s pyramid.
Many ancient texts have referred to Egypt’s aptly called Labyrinth, claiming it to be truly gigantic in scale and maybe the key to demonstrating the existence of a lost civilization prior to the ancient cultures associated with the region today.
Some even believe it holds some of the keys to understanding humanity’s true history.
The results of the Mataha Expedition were published in the NRIAG’s scientific publication in the fall of 2008, and they were discussed at a public talk at Ghent University.
Due to Egyptian National Security restrictions, Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (Egypt), requested that the results not be released. The researchers awaited Dr. Hawass’s announcement of the findings with bated breath.
It never took place. As a result, the team created a website and published their findings.
Although the Mataha Expedition’s discovery is remarkable, no more attempts to examine the Labyrint have been made.
The Egyptologist, the Sphinx, and the Cover-up is a longer article that delves deeper into the subject.
To cut a long tale short, a ban on excavations at several Egyptian archaeological sites, as well as Dr. Zahi Hawass’ contradictory views on the existence of tunnels and caverns beneath the Giza Plateau, suggest a secret agenda is at work.
FORBIDDEN ARCHEOLOGY: The Hidden Caves of Giza is a full-length documentary that delves into the mysteries and controversies surrounding these lost caves:
Is this again another instance of governments and elites refusing to let us know the truth about the world’s history? There are a plethora of unsolved questions… What secrets do you think this fabled underground structure holds? Could this be the most significant discovery in the history of mankind?
Athanasius Kircher’s reconstruction of the Egyptian labyrinth. “Turris Babel Sive Archontologia,” copperplate engraving (50X 41 cm), Amsterdam 1679.
Here’s an animation that depicts what the caves would have looked like in the past:
It is critical that the Labyrinth be brought back into the light and presented to humanity.
This time, how long will the Labyrinth and all its secrets be forgotten? Only a well-informed public can affect change. If enough people demand to know what is going on in Egypt’s old caves, the government will finally be forced to listen.