THE CRETAN LABYRINTH CAVE

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A documentation by Thomas M. Waldmann

News  -  Table of contents   since Oct. 2008    (update: 14 June 2017)

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NEWS - NEWS (since July 2010):

- 14 June 2017:   - Will the Labyrinth be cleaned of the ammunition?

- 11 Aug. 2015:   - "Forget the Labyrinth", says the minister of culture Nikos Xidakis

- 09 Aug. 2014:   - A stone from the Labyrinth is being searched in the laboratory

- 24 Dec. 2013:   - Comment und correctures of the film by Arte "Kreta - Mythos Labyrinth"

- 21 Dec. 2013:   - The Film by Arte "Kreta - Mythos Labyrinth" at youtube

- 28 Nov. 2013:   - Arte broadcasts the film "Kreta - Mythos Labyrinth" on we, 18 Dec. 2013 at 4.55 p.m. (german, length: 26 min)

- 17 Nov. 2013:   - Arte starts the new series "Magische Orte in aller Welt" (german) with the movie about the Minotaur and the Cretan Labyrinth on 25 Nov. 2013, 4.55 p.m.

- 24 Aug. 2013:   - Coat of arm identified on the wall with the old symbols?

- 24 Aug. 2013:   - Readable inscription found on the wall with the old symbols

- 23 Aug. 2013:   - Arte will show a documentary movie about the myth of the Minotaur and the Cretan Labyrinth

- 10 May 2013:    - When was the Small Labyrinth Cave unearthed?

- 02 April 2013:    - Quarry-Cave No. 7 discovered

- 21 Feb. 2013:    - Search for a sponsor for the restoration of the Labyrinth

- 11 Jan. 2013:    - Watch the film made by National Geographic in 2010 about the Labyrinth (sent in ZDF info) in the News of my website (German)

- 26 Dec. 2012:    - The film made by National Geographic in 2010 about the Labyrinth in ZDF info (German)

- 20 June 2012:    - Is there a lake in the Labyrinth Cave? - New dubious clue

- 13 June 2012:    - "Schlodien" found

- 25 Nov. 2011:    - Archeologist from Berkeley, specialized in Minoan archeology, says: There is nothing Minoan in the Labyrinth

- 16 Nov. 2011:    - The Lore from WW II near the entrance of the Labyrinth has disappeared

- 15 Nov. 2011:    - One more interesting (greek) inscription from 1943 found

- 09 Oct. 2011:    - The entrance ist closed with stones

- 04 Feb. 2011:    - The end of my researches in the Labyrinth Cave

- 13 Dec. 2010:    - Subterranean quarries near Vicenza, Italy

- 18 Nov. 2010:    - Summary of the most important results of my researches concerning the Labyrinth Cave (part 2, chap. 12): a supplement

- 17 Nov. 2010:    - Danger of an accident in the Labyrinth

- 21 Oct. 2010:    - Information event concerning the Labyrinth in Mires monday evening, 18 Oct. 2010

- 15 Oct. 2010:    - Location of the Labyrinth Cave removed from this website for a certain time

- 07 Oct. 2010:    - Four-page article about the Labyrinth in the newspaper enclosure "Phenomena" no 2 from 02 Oct. 2010

- 07 Oct. 2010:    - Two-page articles in the "Antilalos tis Messaras" of 14 and 21 Sept 2010: the pictures

- 20/27 Sept. 2010:    - Press conference of the prefecture of Iraklion on 17 Sept. 2010 concerning the inspection on 15 Sept. and the intended purge, closing and re-utilization of the Labyrinth

- 27 Sept. 2010:    - Airing of the National Geographic-film with the strange title "The Holy Grail", concerning the "Labyrinth Lost"-project of summer 2009, in the USA on mo, 27.09.2010

- 26 Sept. 2010:    - Two-page articles in the "Antilalos tis Messaras" of 14 and 21 Sept 2010

- 16 Sept. 2010:    - Inspection of the Labyrinth by experts, police, public prosecutor aso.

- 10 Sept. 2010:    - Press release of the Cretan Department of the Hellenic Speleological Society

- 14 Aug. 2010:    - Article in the greek daily newspaper "Ta Nea" of we, 11 Aug. 2010

- 06 Aug. 2010:    - Two-page articles in the "Apopsi tou Notou" und in the "Antilalos tis Messaras": Announcement to the prosecutor concerning (continued) illegal excavations in the Labyrinth

- 29 July 2010:    - Article in the "Apopsi tou Notou" about a petition in the parliament concerning the promotion of the Labyrinth

- 28 July 2010:    - Stones from the Labyrinth really harden on exposure to the outside air - and turn to a creamy white colour

- 27 July 2010:    - Similar subterranean quarries in England, the Beer Quarry Caves, support presumptions concerning the Labyrinth

- 22 July 2010:    - Two more photos: visiting the Labyrinth with a member of the Hellenic Speleological Society HSS (in Greek ESE)

- 20 July 2010:    - Double-paged articles in the "Apopsi tou Notou" and in the "Antilalos tis Messaras" because of the 4 by me discovered rooms in the Labyrinth and their verification by a speleologue of the Hellenic Speleological Society ESE / Interview with Nikolaos Leloudas, member of the board of directors of the ESE

- 19 July 2010:    - one more postcard showing the historic entrance to the Labyrinth of about 1900

- 17 July 2010:    - Hole near Ambelouzos is an entrance, but not to the Labyrinth, but to a Roman watertunnel

- 16 July 2010:    - Interview in the Cretan local radio "Dream FM 90,6" in Timpaki with Nikolaos Leloudas (and me)

- 15 July 2010:    - Visiting the Labyrinth with a member of the Hellenic Speleological Society HSS (in Greek ESE)

- 13 July 2010:    - Whole-paged article in the "Apopsi tou Notou" of 13 July 2010 about the 4 discovered rooms

- 08 July 2010:    - One more fish found - the secret symbol of the Christians?

- 05 July 2010:    - Do stones from the Labyrinth get harder, when they are carried out of the cave?

- 02 July 2010:    - How 2,5 km of corridors change into 4 km of corridors

- 01 July 2010:    - Mystery concerning "kalamia" solved? - It should be translated as "tube(s)" instead of "reeds"

NEWS 04 (Jan. - July 2010)

- 22 June 2010:    - Photos of the officially accessible catacombs of Paris

- 14 June 2010:    - More pictures of the officially not accessible catacombs of Paris

- 01-11 June 2010:    - Visiting the officially not accessible catacombs of Paris - subterranean Roman quarries

- 06-08 May 2010:    - Three more cave-quarries found near Agia Irini / Spilia

- 04-05 May 2010:    - More collapsed rooms found - better pictures

- 03 May 2010:    - Collapsed room with dripping water found - maybe this was the room of the "white reeds"? - better pictures

- 29 April - 02 May 2010:    - More rooms found - here are the pictures

- 28 April 2010:    - Security advice

- 27 April - 02 May 2010:    - Solution found for the phenomenon, that engraved inscriptions are filled up with white cristals

- 22 / 23 April 2010:    - More rooms found

- 19 April 2010:    - Intact room found

- 19 April 2010:    - More collapsed rooms found

- 15 - 18 April 2010:    - Collapsed room with dripping water found - maybe this was the room of the "white reeds"?

- 26 March 2010:    - More clues for a quarry: traces of chisels in the battle room

- 12 Feb. 2010 / 24 March 2010:    - 3 Inscriptions of 1900/1904 found from the turkish photographer R. Behaedin, who was living in Crete

- 18 March 2010:    - Photos of the Arkolohory Cave

- 17 March 2010:    - Double-paged articles in Apopsi tou Notou and Antilalos tis Messaras / WAGtv-Crew left Crete

- 15 March 2010:    - Filming on mount Jouchtas - Vasilakis speaking with Owens and Papa Jorgo

- 15 March 2010:    - A fourth place as possible Labyrinth of the Minotaur: the Cave of Arkolohori

- 12 March 2010:    - National Geographic filming at the Labyrinth Cave

- 26 Feb. 2010:    - John of Antioch (7. cent.) mention "a cave in the region of the Labyrinths", without a location

- 15 Feb. 2010:    - More clues for a quarry: traces of wedges and chisels: the photos

- 04-15 Feb. 2010:    - Two arabic inscriptions from Nizam Dauacher deciphered

- 01-26 Feb. 2010:    - Malalas (6. cent.)
mention "a cave in the mountains of the Labyrinth district [near Gortyn]", Cedrenus (11./12. cent.) mention "a cave in the area of the Labyrinths [near Gortyn]"; Eustathius (12. cent.) calls the Labyrinth a "Cretan cave", but without a location

- 26 Jan. 2010:    - Inscription of 1979 found - obviously the Labyrinth Cave was accessible before 1981

- 25 Jan. 2010:    - Chapter 2 "The maps" outsourced - new link: www.labyrinthos.ch/Plaene.english.html

- 21-25 Jan. 2010:    - One more map of 1836 detected - until now the most detailed one

- 06/07 Jan. 2010:    - The Labyrinth of the mythology was - according to Philochoros - not a maze, but a simple prison

- 28 Dec. 2009 - 06 Jan. 2010:    - Catull, Statius and Claudian do not mention the Labyrinth Cave!

NEWS 03 (Oct. - Dec. 2009)

- 24.-27. Dec. 2009:    - Confusion around the word "labyrinth" - the Egyptian labyrinth wasn't a maze

- 21. Dec. 2009:   - More and new photos of Archea Eleftherna - quarry or cisterne?

- 14./15. Dec. 2009:    - More indications for a quarry: traces of wedges and chisels

- 14. Dec. 2009:    - "Thesis Lawyrinthu" unraveled as a plot name

- 08./09. Dec. 2009:    - 2000 years old inscription discovered? - A "fish", the secret symbol of the Christians?

- 06./07. Dec. 2009:    - Arguments for a quarry - Plinius' Natural History of the 1st century AD

- 24. Nov. - 05. Dec. 2009:    - Arguments for a quarry - Sebastian Münster's Cosmographia of 1628

- 18. Nov. 2009:    - Arguments for a quarry - partially hewed stones still liaised with the rock, also in the "Room of the table" ("Trapeza")

- 18. Nov. 2009:    - Borehole in the "Room of the Table" ("Trapeza") - comparing photos

- 16. Nov. 2009:    - One more map detected (Bertuch 1821) - also a copy of Cockerell's map

- 16. Nov. 2009:    - The map from Dumas was yet published in 1839 (not only 1999)

- 13.-16. Nov. 2009:    - Spratt was already 1843 in the Labyrinth Cave - the well known inscription is from him after all

- 11./16. Nov. 2009:    - one more map detected - probably the original map from Dumas

- 08. Nov. 2009:    - Arguments for a quarry - more photos of partially hewed stones still liaised with the rock

- 06. Nov. 2009:    - Inscription "1700" from Tournefort in changed colours

- 01. Nov. 2009:    - Better protection of my copyright

- 26. Oct. 2009:    - More old inscriptions in the "room of the table" (called "Trapeza")

- 17. Sept. / 26. Oct. 2009:    - Arguments for a quarry - traces of transport: dents in edges of rock - one more picture

- 25. Oct. 2009:    - New light on the inscription "Savary 1779" - white cristals on the rock

- 24./25 Oct. 2009:    - Arguments for a Dorian quarry<

- 15. Sept. / 24. Oct. 2009:    - Arguments for a quarry - traces of transport: ruts - more pictures

- 20.-22. Oct. 2009:    - Inscription "1700" of Tournefort found; more old inscriptions in the Trapeza-room

- 16.-20. Oct. 2009:    - Articles in the Independent, in the Ta Nea (2x) and in the Apopsi tou Notou

- 14.-16. Oct. 2009:    - Presentation of the "Labyrinth Lost"-project at the Oxford University on 15. Oct. 2009 (3 articles)

- 09./10. Oct. 2009:    - 4 more cave-quarries found near Agia Irini / Spilia - photo by Arthur Evans identified

- 09. Oct. 2009:    - More old inscriptions in the room of the table (called "Trapeza")

- 07. Oct. 2009:    - Lore from WW II found

- 03. Oct. 2009:    - Meeting with the Cretan chief-archeologist Antonis Vasilakis

- 03. Oct. 2009:    - To speak more precisely: subterranean quarries and cave-quarries

- 02. Oct. 2009:    - Two more cave-quarries found near Agia Irini / Spilia - the Germans have been in one of them in WW II

NEWS 02 (June - Sept. 2009)

- 29. Sept. 2009:    - Again hewed cave found near the Labyrinth Cave (Labyrinth Cave No. 6)

- 20./23. Sept. 2009:    - A comparison of plan details is verifying the congruence of the plans

- 18. Sept. 2009:    - A map of Crete from 1920 (or older) shows Sieber's plan of the Labyrinth

- 17. Sept. 2009:    - Arguments for a quarry - traces of transport: dents in edges of rock

- 15. Sept. 2009:    - Arguments for a quarry - traces of transport: ruts

- 14. Sept. 2009:    - The Labyrinth - more likely a Roman quarry? II

- 13. Sept. 2009:    - Arguments for a quarry: partially hewed stones, which are still liaised with the rock

- 10./08. Sept. 2009:    - Another German guide (from 1965) mentioning the Labyrinth

- 04. Sept. 2009:    - Chapter 3e "Between the two entrances" with many new pictures


- 26. Aug. / 23. June 2009:    - Kästner doesn't write in his book "Kreta" from 1943 anything about the Labyrinth

- 20. Aug. 2009:    - Was the Labyrinth a Minoan or a Roman quarry?

- 16.-22. Aug. 2009:    - The subterranean quarry near Agia Irini / Spilia "Hazzidakis-Nivas" is mentioned by Arthur Evans, Paul Faure and Burkhard Traeger (Marie Esperance von Schwartz) - Did the Germans use it in WW II?

- 17. Aug. 2009:    - "The Labyrinth of the Minotaur" - can it be located seriously?

- 15. Aug. 2009:    - Traces of water in the Labyrinth

- 03. Aug. 2009:    - The entrance is blocked by lumps of rock

- 21. July 2009:    - Labyrinth Lost - again article in a local Cretan weekly newspaper

- 15. July 2009:    - Labyrinth Lost - Big sized article in the "Ta Nea", the leading greek daily newspaper!

- 14. July 2009:    - Labyrinth Lost - The success after: entrance at Ambelouzos found

- 14. July 2009:    - Labyrinth Lost - Again articles in the same two local Cretan weekly newspapers

- 14. July 2009:    - There are, until now, no other floors in the Labyrinth

- 12. July 2009:    - Labyrinth Lost - Expedition ended successfully

- 10. July 2009:    - Labyrinth Lost - First success: the third Labyrinth Cave is refound

- 07. July 2009:    - Labyrinth Lost - Main theme in two local Cretan weekly newspapers

- 03. July 2009:    - Seaquake near Crete on we, 1st of July, possibly caused caving-ins in the Labyrinth

NEWS 01 (Oct. 2008 - May 2009)

- 22. May 2009:    - Oxford-Project "Labyrinth Lost" again

- 22. May 2009:    - Sieber's mistakes

- 20. May 2009:    - strange text from 1712 found

- 18. May 2009:    - Project "Labyrinth Lost": Coming Expedition of the Oxford University this summer - meeting in Athens

- 06. May 2009:    - The Photos from WW II in a greek magazine

- 05. May 2009:    - Inscription of 1656 discovered

- 02. May 2009:    - The newest version of the map (part 1, ch. 2j)

- 24. April 2009:     - Meetings with members of the Hellenic Speleological Society HSS (EΣE - Ελληνική Σπηλαιολογική Εταιρεία)

- 24. April 2009:     - Photos of the two expeditions of the ESE (Ελληνική Σπηλαιολογική Εταιρεία) 1981 and 1985

- 20. march 2009:     - The first German guide mentioning the Labyrinth

- February (written on 15. April 2009):     - Boreholes in the Labyrinth - who is searching for what?

- 24. Feb. 2009:     - Ancient subterranean quarries: the catacombs of Paris (part 2, ch. 7h)

- 09. Feb. 2009:     - Inscriptions on a column proove: here was a passage in earlier times

- 02. Feb. 2009:     - Photos of the Labrinth from WW II (watch them in my site - bigger than by the link)

- 28. Jan. 2009:    - New information boards for tourists near Gortys and by the Small Labyrinth Cave

- 22. Jan. 2009:     - 2 more books concerning the Labyrinth

- 13. Jan. 2009:    - Strange kind of structures on the ceiling

- 03. January 2009:   - Comparison of the maps: all the rooms in Sieber's map are known and accessible

- 22. Dec. 2008:    - Photos of the Labrinth from WW II (link)

- 17. Oct. 2008:    - A second room with inscriptions, which is missing in all the maps.... (!)