The pyramid of Amenemhat III at Hawara, which was once the largest and most elaborate funerary complex built in the Middle Kingdom. To the south of the pyramid was a large temple that was so complex in design it was known by classical authors such as Herodotus as the “labyrinth.” After the outer limestone casing was removed from the pyramid, it fell into disrepair and now appears as a mudbrick structure surrounded by pieces of stone that are the remains of the labyrinth. (Photo: SCA)
Last time I was there a canal which had been created immediately alongside the pyramid was leaking into the burial chamber and flooding it. Although we were allowed to pass through the gate into the burial chamber the flooding made it impassable. Does anyone know if this is still the situation or if measures have been taken to protect the pyramid from the canal?