Places not on Google Maps – Egypt 2

Extracts from the following book – Places not on Google Maps

The Inverted Pyramid of Dhoser

It’s believed a drunken bet may have been the cause of this amazing structure near Tanis. Ten metres high and balancing on a keystone only three metres wide, this structure highlights the technical excellence of the Egyptian engineers of 2300 BC.  This inverted pyramid has been used as a camel shelter for 4,000 years without a single animal being injured.

The Lynx

Golf may not have been invented in Scotland after all, but in Egypt. Evidence for this outrageous claim can be found at The Lynx statue in the Western Desert. This statue clearly shows a human figure swinging a stick at a round object on the ground. The clubs used would have been different to modern day clubs as these Egyptian ‘golfers’ would have been playing, in effect, in one large bunker. It’s possible the holes could have been the mouths of the statues scattered in the 3 square miles of desert around this statue.

Published by Julian Worker

I was born in Leicester. I attended school in Yorkshire and University in Liverpool. I have been to 93 countries and territories including The Balkans and Armenia in 2015, France and Slovakia in 2016, and some of the Greek Islands in 2017. My sense of humour is distilled from The Goons, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. I love being creative in my writing and I love writing about travelling. My next books are a travel book about Greece and a novel inspired by Brexit.

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