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{{Infobox Site
 
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|name=Map Room
 
|name=Map Room
|image=[[Image:Staff of Ra.jpg|250px]]
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|culture=[[Egypt|Ancient Egyptian]]
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|culture=[[Egypt|Ancient Egyptian]]<ref name="Sourcebook">''[[Raiders of the Lost Ark Sourcebook]]''</ref>
|established =
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|established = c. 10th century BC<ref name="Sourcebook"/>
|location=[[Tanis]], [[Egypt]]
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|location=[[Temple of Amun-Ra]], [[Tanis]], [[Egypt]]<ref name="Sourcebook" />
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|structure=Chapel<ref name="Sourcebook"/>
 
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The '''Map Room''' was a chapel 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]]. The room was commissoned by Shishak so that the Egyptian god, Amun-Ra could know where the Ark was located in Tanis, without having to look at it.
   
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 determined a location, unaware that the original piece had more directions written on the reverse. As such, he went digging in the wrong place.
 
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.
 
   
 
[[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.
 
[[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.
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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. After measuring out where the location was in the model, Jones broke the staff and waited for Sallah to return to pull him out of the chamber.
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Jones found a discarded map of Tanis left by Belloq, and kept it in his journal<ref>''[[The Lost Journal of Indiana Jones]]''</ref>.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*[[Raiders of the Lost Ark (novel)|''Raiders of the Lost Ark'' novel]] {{Fa}}
 
*[[Raiders of the Lost Ark (novel)|''Raiders of the Lost Ark'' novel]] {{Fa}}
 
*''[[Raiders of the Lost Ark]]''
 
*''[[Raiders of the Lost Ark]]''
*''[[LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures]]''
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*''[[LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures]]'' {{Nc}}
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==Sources==
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*''[[Raiders of the Lost Ark Sourcebook]]''
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*''[[The Lost Journal of Indiana Jones]]''
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
   
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[[pl:Pokój Map]]
 
[[Category:Archaeological Sites]]
 
[[Category:Archaeological Sites]]

Latest revision as of 00:52, November 30, 2018

The Map Room was a chapel 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. The room was commissoned by Shishak so that the Egyptian god, Amun-Ra could know where the Ark was located in Tanis, without having to look at it.

First uncovered by the Nazis and their diggers, René Belloq designed a replica of the headpiece[2] 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[2] and determined 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. After measuring out where the location was in the model, Jones broke the staff and waited for Sallah to return to pull him out of the chamber.

Jones found a discarded map of Tanis left by Belloq, and kept it in his journal[3].

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