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|name=Map Room
|image=[[Image:Staff of Ra.jpg|250px]]<br /><small>[[Indy]] in the Map Room using the [[Staff of Ra]].
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|in=[[Tanis]]
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|culture=[[Egypt|Ancient Egyptian]]
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|location=[[Tanis]], [[Egypt]]
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|appearances=''[[Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark]]''}}
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The '''Map Room''' was a room in [[Tanis]] that revealed the location of the [[Well of the Souls]], thus locating the [[Ark of the Covenant]]. [[Indiana Jones]] visited the room with the [[Staff of Ra]] and revealed the location. There is something scrawled on one of the buildings in the map room.
 
   
However, the [[Nazi]]s interfered and were able to steal the Ark. After the Nazis used it incorrectly and died, Indy took the Ark and gave it to the museum.
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The '''Map Room''' was a room in [[Tanis]] that revealed the location of the [[Well of the Souls]], the resting place of the [[Ark of the Covenant]], on a scale model of the city but only when sunlight passed directly through the [[headpiece to the Staff of Ra]].
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First uncovered by the [[Nazi]]s and their diggers, [[René Emile Belloq|René Belloq]] designed a replica of the headpiece<ref name="''Raiders'' novel">[[Raiders of the Lost Ark (novel)|''Raiders of the Lost Ark'' novel]]</ref> based on the inscription of the original that had scarred its shape onto the palm of [[Arnold Ernst Toht|Arnold Toht]] in [[Nepal]]. Belloq wrote his calculations on the model<ref name="''Raiders'' novel">[[Raiders of the Lost Ark (novel)|''Raiders of the Lost Ark'' novel]]</ref> and aquired a location, unaware that the original piece had more directions written on the reverse. As such, he went digging in the wrong place.
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[[Indiana Jones]], in possession of the true headpiece, later visited the room with the Staff of Ra, in itself just a carefully measured shaft of wood, inserted it into the correct groove on the floor and waited for sunrise.
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The sunlight hit the headpiece's crystal center, shining a beam of red light upon the model of the city, pointing to the Well of Souls.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*[[Raiders of the Lost Ark (novel)|''Raiders of the Lost Ark'' novel]] {{Fa}}
 
*''[[Raiders of the Lost Ark]]''
 
*''[[Raiders of the Lost Ark]]''
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==Notes and references==
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{{Reflist}}
   
 
[[Category:Archaeological Sites]]
 
[[Category:Archaeological Sites]]

Revision as of 16:21, April 9, 2008


The Map Room was a room in Tanis that revealed the location of the Well of the Souls, the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant, on a scale model of the city but only when sunlight passed directly through the headpiece to the Staff of Ra.

First uncovered by the Nazis and their diggers, René Belloq designed a replica of the headpiece[1] based on the inscription of the original that had scarred its shape onto the palm of Arnold Toht in Nepal. Belloq wrote his calculations on the model[1] and aquired a location, unaware that the original piece had more directions written on the reverse. As such, he went digging in the wrong place.

Indiana Jones, in possession of the true headpiece, later visited the room with the Staff of Ra, in itself just a carefully measured shaft of wood, inserted it into the correct groove on the floor and waited for sunrise.

The sunlight hit the headpiece's crystal center, shining a beam of red light upon the model of the city, pointing to the Well of Souls.

Appearances

Notes and references

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