It's unknown to the public but beneath the pyramids of Egypt lies a lost underworld of catacombs, chambers and cave tunnels that have remained unexplored for hundreds of years. They are mentioned to in ancient texts and Arab legends, but have been left unexplored until recent times when it has been decided to be investigated. What exactly does this subterranean realm tell us about the pyramids, their relationship to the stars and the origins of Egyptian civilization?
In 2008, a team of researches headed for Hawara, Egypt (55 miles south of Cairo), to investigate this lost subterranean labyrinth, referred by many classic authors like Herodotus and Strabo.
The legendary temple was said to contain 3000 rooms full of hieroglyphs and paintings. So, the Belgian-Egyptian expedition team brought the highest level of ground penetrating technology to scan the sand of Hawara and solve the mystery and they did when the Mataha expedition (Mataha = labyrinth in Arabic) confirmed the presence of the underground temple just south of the pyramid of Amenemhat III. The named Labyrinth of Egypt has been referenced to by many ancient writers who claim it to be gigantic in dimensions and possibly the key to proving the existence of a lost civilization preceding the ancient cultures associated with that area today. Some even say it holds some of the keys to explain the true history of mankind.
It 's difficult to understand why there are no further attempts to investigate the Labyrint while the Mataha Expedition’s discovery is more than extraordinary.
There is an article called The Egyptologist, the Sphinx and the cover-up which goes into things in much more depth. But to cut a long story short a clampdown on excavations at many archaeological sites in Egypt and the inconsistent attitudes of Dr Zahi Hawass on the existence of tunnels and cavities within the Giza Plateau suggest a hidden agenda is being played out.
Here is a full-length documentary called FORBIDDEN ARCHEOLOGY: The Lost Caves of Giza which explores in great details the mysteries and controversy surrounding these lost caves:
Reconstruction of the Egyptian labyrinth by Athanasius Kircher. Copperplate engraving (50X 41 cm) “Turris Babel Sive Archontologia”, Amsterdam 1679.
Here is an animation that has been created to show what the caves may once have looked like: