In 2008, a study team traveled to Hawara, Egypt (55 miles south of Cairo), to examine a long-lost underground labyrinth…

In 2008, a study team traveled to Hawara, Egypt (55 miles south of Cairo), to examine a long-lost underground labyrinth reported by several classical writers such as Herodotus and Strabo.

According to mythology, the famous temple included 3000 chambers filled with hieroglyphs and murals.


The Belgian-Egyptian expedition team used the most advanced ground penetrating equipment available to examine the sands of Hawara and decipher the mystery.

The Mataha expedition (Mataha = labyrinth in Arabic) established the subterranean temple’s existence close south of Amenemhat III’s pyramid.

The expedition’s details: ​