After all, two hundred years of scientific research has shown Atlantis to be a fantasy, born from the minds of dreamers. There is no longer any need to go in search of the origins of our civilization, or is there? Atlantis, or so they would have us believe, is a just figment of our imagination. The current view is that around 3000 BC the oldest civilizations emerged, civilizations that left us many monuments still in existence today, like the pyramids and the ziggurats, sphinxes, obelisks and the labyrinth. We go on archaeological trips, visit museums to see the most wonderfully crafted artifacts, but in many cases we have no idea what they were made for. Although the function they served may elude us, we cannot help being fascinated by them. There is a kind of magic about them that we cannot put our finger on. We do not really know why man in ancient times went to so much trouble, put in so much effort to realize the impressive legacy they have left us. The grandeur and refinement of the products of their civilizations boggles the mind. Egyptian architecture in particular, the pyramids from the Old Kingdom, still fill us with awe and fascination. Every great civilization from the past has left us great architecture underlining the level of their achievements. They built structures for eternity, wanted their buildings to last down the generations. The Ancient Egyptians explicitly stated this intention in their writings. They wanted their fundamental view of the world to be preserved down the millennia. Nevertheless, we are about to lose the central core of their legacy forever, a world view that we cannot afford to lose, if only for our own view of the world.