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Mazes, Labyrinths and the Seven Wonders of the World
In the 5th century BC the Greek historian Herodotus visited the Egyptian Labyrinth, a temple complex located on the shores of a lake seven day's journey up the Nile from the Pyramids.
He found the impressive remains of a monument that was already 1,300 years old, and wrote that it "surpassed the Pyramids" in its magnificence and splendor.
Today almost nothing is left of this mysterious structure, which was actually the mortuary temple and cult complex of the Egyptian pharaoh Amenemhet III (19th century BC).
Are you fascinated by such ancient ruins and the intriguing tales that lie behind them? In this section you can discover more about the Egyptian Labyrinth, one of the four famous architectural labyrinths of the ancient world. Or, learn a few things you might not have known about the Seven Wonders.
We have an expanded page of 31 architectural wonders, and show you some of the best quotations from antiquity. You can also check out the stories behind the Colossus of Rhodes, the renowned Statue of Zeus at Olympia, mighty Assyrian Winged Bulls, and others.
Or, you can simply be inspired by reading Howard Carter's diary entry describing the archaeological find of the century: Tutankhamun's tomb.
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