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with Dr. Charles Marvin
This pyramid was uncovered in late 1997. It was built as a tomb for
the obscure Pharao Ankhnamananenkanen-tut-alifani-ankhnatentaten who
ruled Egypt for twelve and a half minutes back in 1268 B.C. His
friends probably called him Ankh.
The door had not been sealed, and was easy to open even after three
thousand years. Ankh must be lonely after all those years trapped in
there. Let's step inside and pay him a visit.
The lower level of the pyramid is one big labyrinth. Most scolars
believe it was built to keep grave robberers from finding the Pharao's
treasures. I don't agree. I think Ankh just liked labyrinths. If I
ever got to design a place to spend my afterlife, it would definitely
have a labyrinth.
If you make it through the labyrinth, you will find yourself
here. This is the Pharao's burial chamber, filled with all the things
Ankh needs in his afterlife. Ankh was a modest man - all he brought
with him was a mirror and two chests full of gold and precious
stones. Maybe he was planning to buy everything else when he got
And this is Ankh, resting in his sarchophagus. He doesn't seem to be
getting enough food these days, and his water must have gone stale,
but he is still happy.
This guardian sphinx was uncovered near Ankh's pyramid. It has let
everyone pass so far, but I wonder what it will do when they start
shipping Ankh and his treasures to the Brisnian Museum.
Here's a temple devoted to the god Anubi. He would stay here when he
was in town. Part of the roof has collapsed at some point, blocking
the entrance to the inner rooms. When the rubble is cleared, we will
know what Anubi's hotel suite looks like.
Even gods need guardians, it seems. Notice the similarity to Ankh's
After a long day of exploration, there is nothing like a bit of rest
and some steamy hot Egyptian tea, and an oasis is the place for
it. Just watch out for those poisonous ones.