Milestones of Mankind – Egyptian Labyrinth silver coin


    This coin combines so many highlights that it deserves the title of 'milestone of modern numismatics'. It is dedicated to the Egyptian labyrinth, reconstructed by the polymath Athanasius Kircher. When the Egyptian labyrinth in the Fayyum basin was excavated around 1900, not much was left of it as it was used as a quarry during the Roman times. Originally, it was the mortuary temple of Pharaoh Amenemhat III, and is said to have included several thousand rooms. The ...

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