Secrets of the Pharoah

		  By Timothy Sheridan



		       (c) 2010

		       126 pages















	  OPEN

          Music: mystery/tension

          INT/EXT EGYPT 2600BC -DAWN

          Men walk in the desert and hold torches and wait for the
          sunrise. They scribe in the ground and instruct others. the
          sun rises.. people walk past the glowing arc. They plant
          posts and make marks in the ground..

          INT. PHARAOHS' CHAMBERS -MORNING

          People enter amid the palms and give updates on large
          unfurled papyrus showing the distances with a caliper and
          gesturing to the sky.

          EXT. WORK SITE -DAY

          A scribe with the papyrus is overseeing the thousands of
          pits of stones being dug.

          EXT. DIG SITE -AFTERNOON

          Another scribe overseeing thousands of men pulling stones
          over wooden rails at jogging speed as others wet the rails
          with jugs of water and palm branches.

          EXT. PYRAMID EDGE -AFTERNOON

          We see two scribes gathered looking at the edge of a much
          greater structure (The Pyramid) as men polish the green
          granite base and compare this to a string line with sticks.

          EXT. PYRAMID PARTIAL VIEW -LATE AFTERNOON

          The burial of the pharaoh. The mourners. The procession. A
          child looks on a grand ramp of wood beams created to carry
          him to the upper doorway... the mourners leave and the door
          and the ramp is collapsed.. (as the sun sets) The new
          Pharaoh oversees the handing of the red and box with its
          white eagle wings and gold trim to a new priest. It is
          opened only for him. Then closed. Fade

          Fade from red and white box (amid palm shadows) to stripes
          of the flag.
 
          INT/EXT WASHINGTON D.C. 1801 - DAY

          (Sound) Horses clop through the streets.. birds chirp... A
          man reads letters. It is Thomas Jefferson, easily
          recognizable. A small bowl of iced cream is brought, he
          approves.

                              SECRETARY
                    With regard to the purchase of the
                    Louisiana territories sir?

                              JEFFERSON
                    Despite the concern of the Indian
                    population of our growing
                    expansion, I am at a loss for a
                    more proper option. I find it
                    difficult to justify the purchase
                    of another man's land save for the
                    inclusion to our own nation and
                    it's protections.

                              SECRETARY
                    Our constitution is adequate for
                    all.

                              JEFFERSON
                    If it be rightly used, But see how
                    it pertains to all. Still, I
                    believe it is for the betterment.
                    The Louisiana Territories are the
                    heartland of the continent.

                              SECRETARY
                    Yes and better in our hands.

                              JEFFERSON
                    Send this (he seals it) and let's
                    have our reply.

          INT. CONGRESS

          Congress approves.. (gavel) Letters are signed.

          INT. VERSAILLES (as to FRENCH PARLEMENT) -DAY

          The reaction in France, (subtitles)

                              FRENCH PARLEMENT AID
                    It is completed then?

                              FRENCH PARLEMENT OTHER AID
                    Yes.
 
                              FRENCH PARLEMENT AID
                    Good.. they were practically
                    indefensible anyway.. We have lost
                    a swamp and gained a great deal of
                    gold. (polite laughter)

          INT. COURT OF VERSIALLES -CLOWDY

                              FRENCH COURT
                         (subtitles)
                    {for disposition to the French
                    treasury, the sum of 15 million
                    dollars, 60 Million francs, for the
                    purchase of the territories of
                    Louisiana.}

          INT. WHITEHOUSE -DRY SUN

          A man brings news to Jefferson. Jefferson signing the great
          news.. (Man through the door. Men stand. Men signing.)

          EXT. NEW ORLEANS TOWN SQUARE -WET SUN

          A ceremony of the Louisiana purchase in new Orleans. The
          ribbon cutting. (track and lower on town square and
          grandstand.. kids running, people gathered, a mule and hay
          cart several horses to the outer part of the crowds as
          someone climbs for a better view on the wheel of a larger
          wagon with barrels covered with a tarp. A ribbon cutting,
          cheers.)

          EXT. U.S. TREASURY -LIGHT OVERCAST

          Gold is packed to wagons, stocked and dispatched. Fade

          INT. PANNELED ROOM/BOOKS/ THICK DRAPES -AFTERNOON

          Two men talk in a dark paneled room.

                              SUITED FIGURE
                    So it is agreed.. the item will be
                    moved?

                              SUITED FIGURE2
                    Yes.. The Colonies have become,
                    stable.

          EXT/INT SAILING SHIP -AFTERNOON

          The box is handed to someone and taken aboard a ship.
          (captain's quarters) The box now safe.. (in a loose panel)
          the bearer looks out a window toward the future.. The ship
          sets sail 'Starboard, Ho!' The great sails fill.
 
          Sail comes to E.C.U fade

          
	  INTRO --SEQUENCE, CREDITS

          Passing images etc.. Geometry intro: Intersecting lines
          rotating (with acrid action mystery music/theme) A stylus on
          a string traces its way through imaginary mist of sand.
          Close on: Lines crossing other lines. We follow those lines.
          The another arc intersects and we follow that. Another
          intersection and a line appears from there, we follow that.
          The lines draw the title logo. (pull back..Fill and gleam
          -becomes metallic gold) fade

          
	  EXT. THE BEACH -DAY

          We see the ocean. Camera decends and three friends walk to 
	  the beach. Finish Credits. The Hero has a wetsuit and a 
	  metal detector.

                              FRIEND
                    mmmm.. How's this.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Good.

                              HERO
                    Ah.. Just one more thing.

                              HERO
                    There.

                              FRIEND
                    What's this?

                              HERO
                    I'll just be a couple minutes.
                    There's something I want to check
                    out.

          The girlfriend is annoyed.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Were on vacation.

                              HERO
                    What?

                              FRIEND
                    Nothing. Just after all we've been
                    through, doesn't that seem a little
                    petty?

                              HERO
                    Huh.. I hadn't thought of that.
 
          INT. SURF

          The careless hero in flippers takes to the surf and wanders
          down the beach. While the others wait and read and listen to
          music. The hero pans around in the waves with the device.
          The other two take in the day, read books, take a swim,
          share drinks, play Frisbee and get some sun.

                              FRIEND
                    Don't be too hard on him. He can't 
		    help it.

          The hero pulls up something A large iron wheel rim. He pulls
          up a pair of sunglasses, a key ring, a wedding band which he
          puts in his pocket.. Then he stumbles over something. He
          throws the metal detector to the shore and dives under the
          surf.

          INT. SURF - SUN LIT

          Hero pulls away the sand we see a rusted handle, a lock,
          bits of decayed wood drift away like dust.. then shiny gold
          reflections gleaming in the murky water.

          EXT. BEACH CHAIRS

          Back at the chairs, the others are sunning.. Hero returns
          carrying 15 lbs in a towel and some fries for the misses..
          She is miffed. He is Exhausted and collapses in his chair.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    That doesn't make up for you
                    working on vacation.

                              FRIEND
                    So what was all that about.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea, what did you find?

          A beat.

                              FRIEND
                    Do you want to tell us what's in
                    the towel?

                              HERO
                    Maybe. Over dinner.

                              FRIEND
                    Yea I hear that.
 
          INT. HOTEL ROOM -DAY

          The three heroes stand staring at the gold in the hotel
          room.

                              FRIEND
                    Just laying on the beach.

                              HERO
                    Pretty standard stuff for a ship of
                    that period. Some older stuff. Like
                    these bullion and this, which looks
                    roman. But there's something odd
                    about it. It's all gold. It's like
                    a grab bag of history. You have
                    bullion, all this pirate scrap and
                    these little pieces. I think I got
                    them all.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Maybe he was a collector.

                              FRIEND
                    Looks more like he robbed a museum.

                              HERO
                    I want to get this to a safe place.

                              FRIEND
                    Awesome find.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea..

          INT. BANK -DAY

          Hero gets a safety deposit box, uses box and he returns from
          the room with a key.

          INT. BEACH RESTAURANT -DAY

          At the Restaurant Noisy chatter, dishes and music from all
          sides.

                              FRIEND
                    So why didn't you tell us you were
                    hunting treasure?

                              HERO
                    Would I drive all the way down here
                    on a hunch?
 
                              FRIEND
                    Oh no.. of course not. You'd wait
                    and bring all of us along with
                    you..

                              HERO
                    I wasn't sure it was there.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Wait a minute how did you know this
                    was just sitting there?

                              HERO
                    Because of this.... A few years
                    ago... This lady found an ancient
                    Mexican ceramic piece on the beach.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Hmm

                              FRIEND
                    I don't see how that leads you to
                    think there's treasure..

                              HERO
                    Oh.. a really important shipwreck
                    happened off the coast here.

                              FRIEND
                    Yea.. so you were dreaming? I don't
                    get it.

                              HERO
                    Well the ship was The Viskaya,
                    Spanish and did runs to Mexico. It
                    was carrying a Cuban millionaire
                    but sank off the coast when it
                    collided with the Hargraves an old
                    wooden frigate coming out of
                    Philadelphia.

          Reenactment -night: ships crunching, men yelling running.

          	   There were reports a ship without 
		   running lights, men jumping to the 
		   other ship and the ship going down 
		   quickly. Then, A few years ago this 
		   tiny ancient ceramic figure was 
		   found on the beach. But a little piece 
		   of ceramic isn't going to just wash up
		   from a half mile out. Well according 
		   to the papers..

	  Reenactment again -leaving, rowing, yelling
 
		   ..the captain and five crewman were the 
		   only ones to leave the wooden Hargraves 
		   before it sank. So the little ceramic 
		   piece had to be there because of them.
 
                              FRIEND
                    Ok so somebody dropped a little
                    clay thing. Why is that treasure?

                              HERO
                    Well the figure was carried all the
                    way from Mexico on purpose.

                              FRIEND
                    Yea?

                              HERO
                    And it was carried off the ship on
                    purpose.

                              FRIEND
                    Yea I suppose.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Maybe it fell out of someone's
                    pocket.

                              FRIEND
                    Yea or it broke off something or
                    fell out of the overturned boat.

                              HERO
                    I was wondering about that. But I
                    think the captain would not have
                    wanted to risk a journey carrying a
                    million dollars in gold with 5 guys
                    who had just been shipwrecked and
                    might have been involved in the
                    collision in the first place. So he
                    buried it, on the beach. And left
                    this to mark the spot.

          Shows newspaper clipping.

                              FRIEND
                    So it was left on the beach on
                    purpose. To mark the treasure.

          Girlfriend likes him again. They celebrate with drinks. Then
          she gets suspicious.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Wait a minute. How did you know
                    where it was?

          Friend raises eyebrows as if a fight has just reversed.
 
                              FRIEND
                    Yea how did you find the spot?

                              HERO
                    Oh. The other ship was under sail
                    headed north east from the point
                    when it collided with the south
                    bound steamer just after dark. So
                    it couldn't have been more than a
                    couple miles out.

                              FRIEND
                    Yea but it's a long beach.. I mean,
                    that doesn't put it on the map?

                              HERO
                         (he blurts)
                    The rowers rowed toward the
                    lighthouse...

                              GROUP
                    Awww come one. Ohh fine ok...

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    No. Hold on. The light house is all
                    the way up the beach at the point.

                              HERO
                    Yea it was a long shot.. But
                    lighthouse "street" is only two
                    blocks from here.. so in 1890 it
                    was here, at "lighthouse street".

                              GROUP
                         (groans)
                    Ohhh.. ok I guess that... Alright

                              HERO
                    ...that that puts it within a
                    quarter mile of the light house...
                    (louder--birthday hurrah somewhere)
                    ...which is not a long walk with a
                    metal detector..

                              FRIEND
                    That explains why we were
                    picnicking in jersey.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    But how did you know where to look.
                    It's a wide beach?
 
                              FRIEND
                    Yea that's a lot of area to cover
                    it could be buried anywhere.

          A beat.

                              HERO
                    Oh.. you know.. hmm..Beach erosion.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    huh?

                              FRIEND
                    Beach erosion?

                              HERO
                    Yea.. The little figure wasn't seen
                    again until a few years ago.. So
                    obviously the tides had uncovered
                    the marker.. which meant it was in
                    the surf-line..

                              GROUP
                    Ohhh

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    So you planned this entire trip to
                    check out a hunch.

                              HERO
                    Hunch? No! I, wanted to try out my
                    new scuba suit.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    But you brought us here so you
                    could find treasure.

                              HERO
                    No. Because I thought we should
                    take advantage of the nice
                    weather.. Waiter, can I have the
                    brisket please and another one of
                    these.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    mmm..

                              FRIEND
                    Well happy ending.

                              HERO
                    Sort of.
 
                              GIRLFRIEND
                    What?

                              FRIEND
                    Yea what? Now you have a, gigantic,
                    towel full of treasure.

                              HERO
                    Well There's one piece I don't
                    understand.

                              FRIEND
                    What's that?

                              HERO
                    This..

          He pulls the gleaming gold artifact --a foot long and the
          width of a finger.) (OHHH! Shock..)

                              FRIEND
                    Oh hey.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Wow.

                              FRIEND
                    You better just covert that.

                              HERO
                    What.. this!
                         (he waves it around.)
                    Oh waitress? Desert please?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Very funny..

                              FRIEND
                    Ok. You found a piece of gold the
                    size of a crowbar. What's the
                    problem?

                              HERO
                    Well nothing... but, I can't tell
                    where it's from. I don't know what
                    it is. There's no mark, no
                    inscription, nothing. It's just
                    odd. But I like it. I think I'll
                    keep it. Hey, Can I stir that for
                    ya! Ooh!, Kazam! HAHAHAHA.
 
          EXT. BOARDWALK -DAY

          Friend Just acquired some lemon aid. Hero throws dart at
          balloon, laugh walk away.

          INT. PAINTING SHOP -DAY

          Hero holds a painting.. of a sailing ship..

                              HERO
                    What do you think?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Pretty ship.

                              HERO
                    Yea I like it. A souvenir.

          Friend returns with a smaller picture of a light house.

                              FRIEND
                    Huh? Oh sure. Get the big picture
                    of the ship. It's nice.

          Girlfriend shows her confident choice of a sand dune.
          Reactions. The clerk helps them.

          EXT. PAINTING SHOP -DAY

          Carrying the wrapped paintings. Walking, Girlfriend picks up
          a paper.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Hey look.

          Puts Painting in Car. The paper has a story of the find.

                              FRIEND
                    You called the papers?

                              HERO
                    Yea.. Makes a nice story for the
                    local flavor.

          EXT. HEROE'S HOUSE -AFTERNOON

          Arriving home. Friends take to their cars leave..

                              FRIEND
                    Thanks, good time.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea..
 
                              FRIEND
                    Remind me to bring a metal detector
                    next time.

                              HERO
                    I will!

          INT. HEROE'S HOUSE

          Unpacking

          INT. HEROE'S STUDY -SUNSET

          Hero looks at his treasure. Checks a book. Puts down a coin.
          Then he takes the last piece. The gold rod. Puts the books
          aside.. and looks at it. Feels it's weight. Swings it.
          Rotates it like a lever. Twists it in place. Not sure what
          it is he puts it in front of him. Moves a book. The unsolved
          clue. He ponders. The grey felt mat is covered with gold.
          The ship hanging on the wall behind him. The sun waning over
          the desk lamp and a brass globe.

          EXT. HEROE'S HOUSE -NEXT DAY

          Hero trims roses. Moves an urn on the veranda. Jumps in
          pool. Jumps off diving board. Sits in hot tub. Walks to the
          carriage house. Asks Henley.

                              HERO
                    Hey Henley. Can you show me how to
                    start this?

          Rides the lawn mower around. Stops suddenly. Then looks down
          slowly at tulips. Then continues on. Parks mower. Prunes
          tree. Jumps out of the way when a branch falls.

          EXT. HEROE'S VERANDA -LATE MORNING / BRIGHT OVERCAST

          Hero has lunch on the veranda...with girlfriend. Thanks the
          maid.

                              HERO
                    Thank you Nina.

                              HERO
                    I'm board. I need a project.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Do you want to search for
                    Franklin's paintings?..
 
                              HERO
                    Nah.. I ran out of clues. Besides I
                    know they're buried under the
                    archives.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Aww!

                              HERO
                    We never do anything.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    But you found the treasure on the
                    beach.

                              HERO
                    That was last week.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Why don't you take a walk down to
                    the stables and play with your
                    horses?

                              HERO
                    I played with the horses last week.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    We could take a ride in the
                    Bentley.

                              HERO
                    We did that the week before. Aww,
                    we never go anywhere.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    You just got back from India

                              HERO
                    Yea but that ruby belonged to the
                    royal family. That doesn't count.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Oh, I know..

                              HERO
                    What?

          INT. LARGE CLOSET -READY FOR EVENT

          She straightens his tie.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    There.
 
          INT. SEASIDE MUSEUM -CHARITY EVENT

          The millionaire treasure hunter and friends attend a black
          tie.

                              HERO
                    You know your right. I am having a
                    good time. This was a nice idea.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    I knew you just needed to get out
                    and have fun.

                              HERO
                    Yea thanks

                              FRIEND
                    Hey, nice party. Try the little
                    crispy things next to the pate'.

                              HERO
                    Well I couldn't have done it
                    without you.

                              FRIEND
                    That's right we did hold the towels
                    down. While he swam around.

                              CURATOR
                    Ah Mr.. Thank you for such a lovely
                    gift. I know the children will
                    enjoy seeing a real buried
                    treasure.

                              HERO
                    Aw a museum without treasure is
                    like a library without books. But
                    you should thank (Girlfriend) It
                    was her idea.

          Reaction.

          We see the gold arrayed in a glass case.

          Fade through a dedication and clapping.

          EXT. GIRLFRIEND'S APARTMENT/VILLA -EVENING

          Hero and girlfriend at his car. Hero get's an unexpected G
          rated kiss..

                              HERO
                    Thanks. I had a nice time. So..
 
                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Mmmmmm..wah

                              HERO
                    Uh? Ohh...

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    You were good.

                              HERO
                    I was good?. Mm.. Good night.

          INT. HERO'S HOUSE -EVENING

          Hero home from fund raiser relaxes and finds burglar. Jacket
          on the chair.. parlor, a book he was reading.. loosens tie..
          to study.. it's a mess.

                              HERO
                    Stop. Hey! No. Stop! huh? Grey?
                    What are you doing?

          A beat.

                              GREY
                    Hi. Still looking for the knights
                    of the round table?

                              HERO
                    No. I've moved on. What about you?
                    Still jacking cars?

                              GREY
                    Nah. I'm more respectable now.

                              HERO
                    Who hired you?

                              GREY
                    Someone who wants to keep the past
                    buried.

                              HERO
                    Which past? A collector?

                              GREY
                    Listen.. You don't know what's out
                    there! Got to go.

          Hero lurches for him. They knock over some stuff.. And the
          thief jumps out the window.
 
                              HERO
                    Wait, you, Damn. Don't let me catch
                    you again!

          EXT. HEROE'S" HOUSE -EVENING -AFTER THE ROBERY

          Lights flashing, cars everywhere. Police take report.

                              HERO
                    No nothing was taken.

                              COP
                    Well you're lucky. We'll set some
                    patrols. Try to get some rest.

                              HERO
                    Thank you.

          INT. HEROE'S STUDY -DISCOVERING THE KEY

          Light of day Disheveled office.. Friends come and help..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Wow. Are you ok?

                              HERO
                    Yea.

                              FRIEND
                    Why did this happen?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Who would do this?

                              HERO
                    It was Grey.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Grey?

                              FRIEND
                    An old buddy.

                              HERO
                    We used to surf together. He's
                    working for someone. Come on.

                              FRIEND
                    What did he take?

                              HERO
                    Nothing.
 
                              FRIEND
                    Why was he here?

                              HERO
                    I think he wanted the find from the
                    shipwreck.

                              FRIEND
                    But you gave that to the museum.

                              HERO
                    Well not all of it.

          The girlfriend is crawling on the floor, straightening
          the table and papers, cleaning up when her forearm lands on
          the photo copy of the gold rod. Hero sees this and is
          shocked.

                              HERO
                    Don't move!

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    What?

                              HERO
                    That's it! I knew it was simple. It
                    had to be something like that. I
                    just didn't think it would be so
                    easy.

          He helps her up grabbing the photocopy which he holds to her
          arm then takes the gold rod from the secret compartment in
          his early American writing desk next to a window and a civil
          war bugle. He starts overturning half the study himself
          looking for things.

                              HERO
                    Here Hold this.

                              FRIEND
                    Woa, kept uh, some treasure for
                    yourself.

                              HERO
                    I should have said something. But I
                    don't think this was intended to be
                    part of the treasure. Why didn't I
                    think of it before? Of course. No
                    this.. where is it?

          He finds several interesting but unconnected images which he
          hastily shows them..
 
                              HERO
                    Ha! See? Look! Oh Where is it?

          Still looking for the other thing.. a paper with ancient
          lengths on it..

                              HERO
                    There.. Ha! There!..

                              FRIEND
                    What?

          He pulls the photo copy and places it on her arm..

                              HERO
                    Ha!

          Grabbing tape from the desk and ripping it with his teeth...
          he tapes up the large page.. and slowly traces it down a
          page until the length matches.. (reaction shot)

                              FRIEND
                    What is it?

                              HERO
                    The Egyptian Royal foot. I
                    calculated this. It's here
                    somewhere. The dimensions of the
                    pyramid. Herodotus in ancient
                    Greece mentions the pyramid is 800
                    feet. But if you measure it today,
                    it's a little different. So I
                    calculated. This was the royal foot
                    used by the builders of the great
                    pyramid. Look.

          Hero holds the rod up against the paper on the wall. The
          others draw near. They are entranced.. the antiquity has
          revealed a secret. Pause. Girlfriend raises an eyebrow.

                              FRIEND
                    You are a busy man.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    What does this mean?

                              HERO
                    It means this has something to do
                    with the pyramids.
 
                              FRIEND
                    But what? A length? It's obviously
                    valuable.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea but what is it for?

                              FRIEND
                    Is there some way to test that?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    uh I think I can help with that.

          INT. FEDERAL BUILDING SOMEWHERE -MORNING

          Girlfriend Brings them into work and borrows a scanner.

                              HERO
                    I don't know why I never thought of
                    it. I guess the coins all have
                    obvious provenance.

          Girlfriend talks to a uniformed person, returns to the group
          with a small suitcase.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Ok you have 5 minutes. I have to
                    get this back to them pronto. We
                    shouldn't even be doing this.

                              HERO
                    But it is historic in nature.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yes.

                              HERO
                    And aids in preservation.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea.. here plug this in. Ok every
                    metal has a complex array of trace
                    elements in it. So we match the
                    source and we discover the origin
                    of the piece. They do the spectral
                    analysis of the artifact. He
                    hurriedly writes down the numbers..
                    she rips the little paper printout
                    and she politely returns the
                    scanner.
 
                              HERO
                    OK we have a lot of numbers.. but
                    we need to compare them with
                    sources.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    We can log in and check them
                    online. But the processing is a
                    little complex.

                              FRIEND
                    I can help with that.

          EXT / INT HEROE'S" HOUSE -LATE MORNING

          Back at the mansion, they disembark and carry in some stuff.

                              HERO
                    Oh.. here I'll get that.

                              HERO
                    Listen thanks, do you want to come
                    in?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    What.. I think so! You're going to
                    go in there and discover something.

                              FRIEND
                    Hey. Wait a minute. Are we treasure
                    hunting?

                              HERO
                    I don't know.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea we want in.

                              HERO
                    Fine this would take me all day.

                              FRIEND
                    Exactly.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    So..

                              HERO
                    How about 25 25..

                              FRIEND
                    It is his find.
 
                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea.. We want 25 25.. And I'm going
                    with you if you find anything.

          INT. HEROE'S LIVING ROOM -LATE MORNING

          At the living room writing desk, they research the spectral
          analysis..

                              FRIEND
                    Ok Just give me a minute to log in.
                    Do you have another screen? It just
                    helps to have a second view. I
                    think.. here.. there.. This is a
                    list of known gold deposits.. Ok
                    but we need to input these numbers
                    here.

          Girlfriend is holding a page scanner.

                              HERO
                    Oh that's handy.

          Friend scans and it appears in a little file..

                              FRIEND
                    Ok just give me a minute.

          FADE

          The others walk off.. someone brings coffee

                              FRIEND
                    Ok I'm ready.. here are the numbers
                    from the scan.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    So what now?

                              FRIEND
                    Alright we input that here. [Error]
                    ok.. oh wait it omits atmospheric
                    gasses so just open this and let me
                    enter those.. just zeros.. Who
                    would have thought four extra zeros
                    would be so useful?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Ok so what will this tell?
 
                              FRIEND
                    It will give us the mine where it
                    came from. There. But it doesn't
                    match. I can factor using existing
                    signatures. Just give me a minute.
                    I'll graph it. It might be an alloy
                    of several mines... or..

                              HERO
                    Or what?

                              FRIEND
                    Or maybe an older mine not in the
                    database.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    But it doesn't match.. So .. dead
                    end..

                              FRIEND
                    Oh. Alright. It's Egyptian"

                              HERO
                    Right.

                              FRIEND
                    No. I mean ancient Egyptian. That's
                    the closest match. But this is an
                    unknown mine. Which would be
                    sometime before the 25th century
                    BC!.

          One red dot in a series of tight clusters.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Oh, that is old.

                              HERO
                         (excited )
                    Oh this is it.. This Is it. Yes..
                    Yes! Solid gold and... connected
                    with the great pyramid, the age is
                    right..the length matches that used
                    by the builders of the great
                    pyramid. Do you know what this is?

                              FRIEND
                    No.. uhh..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    not really..
 
                              HERO
                    Oh This is huge. The big one. The,
                    Great, Pyramid. Don't you see? No
                    treasure has ever been recovered
                    from any of the great pyramids!

                              FRIEND
                    He's right.
 
                              HERO
                    This is possibly the most important
                    discovery in Egyptology in a
                    thousand years. Oh. I'm right.
                    It's. The big one. The big mamba.
                    The casa-grande. Well a clue
                    anyway.. Oh! Give me a minute.

                              FRIEND
                    He is good with clues.

                              HERO
                    ok.. a singular artifact relating
                    to the period.. gold. Length
                    matching the Ancient Egyptian foot.
                    High value suggests a ritual item.
                    But for what? It's not a known item
                    or it would appear in hieroglyphs.
                    So, a secret item. It's made of
                    gold. So, in a sense part of a
                    treasure. But a symbolic item. So,
                    not part of the treasure. Part of
                    the treasure but not part of the
                    treasure. What is that? It's, a
                    key. A cipher of some kind. A
                    ritual implement that admits one
                    --that admits the prime emmesary
                    into the sanctuary.

                              FRIEND
                    Uh How do we know this?

                              HERO
                    Know, intuit, guess, let's not
                    mince words. Look at it! It's
                    obviously a hand implement of some
                    kind. These scratches are all in
                    one direction. These incursions on
                    the surface. But it isn't a tool
                    because, Gold is too soft. And it's
                    not a known ceremonial piece. It's
                    a puzzle. Puzzles are impassible,
                    preventative, admitting only a few.
                    That's a lock. And this is some
                    kind of key.

                              FRIEND
                    Puzzles are kind of hard to solve.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea, but how do we know this
                    connects with some treasure?
 
          Holds the object.

                              HERO
                    If this is the key.

                              FRIEND
                    Then I want to see what it unlocks.

                              HERO
                    Exactly. Ok we need to be
                    organized.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    How are we going to find what this
                    connects to?

                              HERO
                    I think we already have.

          Hero begins pulling books with marks in them.. opening them
          for the camera. And grouping around a table.

                              HERO
                    There was a Mitinean ruler, king
                    Thurstra is quoted that, 'In Egypt,
                    gold was as plentiful as dust'. But
                    is that enough? No. (Pause)
                    (Picture in book)

          Reenactment
 
                              HERO
                    Khufu, the builder of the Great
                    pyramid, came to power after a
                    notable period of stability and
                    justice. The golden child of a
                    golden age. Some say he was
                    disliked. Maybe just a petty folk
                    rumor because he forced the people
                    to work on his pyramid. But I think
                    he was powerful and took everything
                    to extremes. Bigger, better, safer,
                    and, if my guess is right, richer.
                    And he created the great pyramid. I
                    don't think it was just him. He had
                    the best advisers. Just look how he
                    went at tomb building. The biggest
                    ever. But, according to historians,
                    that was only in the rainy season
                    three months a year! The other 9
                    months were almost certainly
                    dedicated to Gold, Palaces,
                    Sculptures. Yet the only statue
                    ever discovered of Khufu was a tiny
                    devotional found miles to the
                    north. Only 2 inches high. Probably
                    just a keepsake of a royal visit.
                    -a stray souvenir. And only one
                    survived. Now, We know The Great
                    pyramid was built in the 4th
                    dynasty. Within a hundred years we
                    begin to see tombs with false doors
                    and false floors.

                              FRIEND
                    Ok but what does that tell us?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea, we have a piece of gold. Which
                    is very old, but no real clue.

                              FRIEND
                    So we don't know any more. We're
                    stuck.

                              HERO
                    Not yet. I have a idea.

                              FRIEND
                    Oh here we go.
 
                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea unless we have something to go
                    on it's just bar stock.

                              HERO
                    Oh You don't know jack...

                              FRIEND
                    What? I read. I had a course on
                    ancient cultures.

                              HERO
                    No, I mean Jack. Jack Hawyer,
                    Rescue jack.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Rescue Jack?

                              HERO
                    yea.. Jack.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Not 'crazy jack' who jumped off
                    your house that time.

                              HERO
                    That was to prove a point. But Yes.
                    Him. I'd like to check with Jack.

                              FRIEND
                    I don't think we're going to learn
                    anything from a guy with an eye
                    tattooed to his throat.

                              HERO
                    uh that is kind of different. But
                    come on.

          EXT. CRAZY JACK'S PLACE -DAY

          Visit to a conspiracy theory expert who has lots of
          information about pyramids.. A country house next to a quary
          There is junk and some military surplus in the yard.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    So, what are we doing?

                              FRIEND
                    Are we forming an A team?
 
                              HERO
                    Very funny. Jack has a proclivity
                    for the paranormal.

                              FRIEND
                    The para everything.

                              INTERCOM
                    Come on in.

                              HERO
                    Jack you know. (Friend) This is
                    (Girlfriend)

                              JACK
                    Hi, Hi,

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Hi

                              FRIEND
                    Hi

                              HERO
                    Thanks for helping us out. I have a
                    little project and I need to know
                    anything you can tell me about the
                    great pyramid.

                              JACK
                    You said. But what is this about?
                    Are you going on a vacation? You're
                    not thinking of..

                              HERO
                    We are planning to.. enquirer as
                    to..

                              FRIEND
                    ..to rob the tomb.

                              HERO
                    We are on a treasure finding
                    expedition.

                              JACK
                    A treasure hunt.

                              FRIEND
                    We want to..

                              HERO
                    We want to find the treasure.
 
                              FRIEND
                    And rob the tomb.

                              HERO
                    Yea.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    mm.

                              JACK
                    Ok. Let's see this artifact..

                              HERO
                    Here be careful it's very old.

                              JACK
                    Woa.

          Jack puts it to his ear.

                              FRIEND
                    Uh..What is he?

                              JACK
                    Just checking.

                              HERO
                    We think it's related to a pyramid.

                              JACK
                    What is it?

                              HERO
                    We don't know.

                              JACK
                    Then we start with the obvious.
                    Something you find in a pyramid.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Why in a pyramid. Couldn't it have
                    been some kind of ceremonial
                    object.

                              JACK
                    Not likely. If it was I would have
                    seen it. It would be recorded on
                    something. So if it's not
                    ceremonial then. Then it's a
                    secret.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    A secret?
 
                              JACK
                    A secret.

                              HERO
                    About a pyramid.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Well how are we supposed to
                    identify it?

                              JACK
                    Oh step into my office! But first,
                    have any of you recently had a
                    cold?

                              FRIEND
                    Uh.. no..

                              JACK
                    Good.. cause I don't want to get
                    sick.. This way.

          INT. JACK'S SMALLER CLUTTER ROOM

                              JACK
                    Alright Let's see.. vampires.. crop
                    circles.. dousing.. Stonehenge..
                    zombies.. Ah.. here..

          Clip: pyramids by day fade between images.
 
                              JACK
                    Pyramids.. Hmm.. Ok. The first
                    thing you need to know is that
                    pyramids are not just tombs.
                    They're fortresses.(guards) Weapons
                    of refuge. (ext) A fortified
                    interior,(int) a hidden
                    entrance,(ext) remote chambers
                    surrounded (3d) by stone and with a
                    polished graite casing (pan up)
                    over 480 feet into the sky.
                    (reactions) Too steep to climb. Too
                    deep to tunnel without being
                    detected. It was enormous. (ext
                    track-pan up) The tallest structure
                    in the world --for 37 centuries.
                    (track mummy) The paramount
                    priority was not to be disturbed in
                    the after-life. And that includes
                    your worldly riches. (pan riches
                    --end clip) So it's a vault.
                    (reactions) Anyone defacing the
                    tomb would be killed. (guard with
                    sward) If you tunnel in, passages
                    of inner stones would collapse onto
                    you.(falling rock) If you find the
                    entrance then the tunnel would be
                    blocked by a large stone (sliding
                    rock)that slides into place. Even
                    the stone ways inside are so steep
                    that you could slip (sliding
                    man)into the lower chamber and be
                    trapped. (reactions)

                              HERO
                    But people got in anyway.

                              JACK
                    Yes But the builders knew this was
                    a possibility so they also built in
                    other safeguards.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Like what?
 
                              JACK
                    We don't know. None of the contents
                    of great pyramids have ever been
                    found. That's why we know. They're
                    puzzles, enigmas. But there's a lot
                    to go on. They did things in the
                    design.

          Jack ruffles through Charts.. photos.. little models..

                              JACK
                    You're not going in are you?

                              HERO
                    We may.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea.

                              FRIEND
                    Mmm.

          Jack pulls the cork out of a little clear model a brick
          begins to lower..

                              JACK
                    Oh..look.. here see how the sand
                    runs out.. You don't want to be
                    there when that happens.. Now all
                    of this would have been guarded by
                    three separate groups. They had to
                    insure the future so there were a
                    lot of precautions. First were the
                    dangers I already mentioned. Then a
                    whole system of (CLIP-->) guards,
                    priests, and spies. Each would be
                    unable to rob the tomb. (guard)
                    Guards who might not know the
                    interior. (spy) Spies who might
                    only watch the grounds. (priest)
                    And priests who could not enter
                    without permission. (Jack) Together
                    this system guarded the secrets and
                    maintained holdings. But it
                    probably broke down without leaving
                    a clue. (Someone dies dropping a
                    piece of paper.)

                              HERO
                    Not until now. But what do you
                    think it is?
 
                              JACK
                    Maybe an decoy. Maybe a sacred
                    talisman. Might be a key.

                              HERO
                    See I told you.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    He said "might".

                              JACK
                    Come out to my rock garden and I'll
                    show you something.

          EXT. JACKS ROCK GARDEN

                              HERO
                    Jack works a quarry.

                              JACK
                    Go ahead push it..

          The giant rock spins slowly..

                              JACK
                    See that. Just a piece of copper
                    and ivory. Spins like an ice cube.
                    You may be looking for a door like
                    this. Or you might need a jackhammer.

                              HERO
                    Yea I understand all that but what
                    is this for? It matches the pyramid
                    foot.

                              JACK
                    So a measuring rod.

                              FRIEND
                    A pertica! That's Latin. Which, was
                    later..

                              JACK
                    It may be a key. It has three
                    attributes. Length, Width and
                    Weight. All three together may open
                    the passage. It is impossible to
                    know. There's one place you might
                    find out -Karnack.

                              HERO
                    The grand temple.
 
                              JACK
                    There may be something there.

                              HERO
                    Is there anything else you can
                    think of.

                              JACK
                    You might want to look for a book
                    by Thera... Thera something.

                              HERO
                    All right, Well thanks.

          The Friend plays with a tiny 1/24th scale stone pyramid door
          which slides out and up (turns on an axis), a small fist
          sized triangle of stone filling a square opening in a larger
          stone.

                              JACK
                    Oh here take these.. some digging
                    equipment you might want to use and
                    here, Thera Livingston.. maybe you
                    can find out something from her.
                    (her book)

          INT. HEROE'S CAR - TREE SHADE

          They get in the car and sit in the sun dappled tree shade.

                              FRIEND
                    So? What do we do now?

                              HERO
                    I don't know. I have to think.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    I think we need an expert. Someone
                    who knows hieroglyphics.

                              HERO
                    Maybe but I have a funny feeling
                    they are going to tell us the same
                    thing. I'm going to need your help.

                              FRIEND
                    I'm not sure what you need me to
                    do.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea it looks like a mystery that no
                    one ever solved.
 
                              HERO
                    I'll figure that out when I see
                    you.

                              FRIEND
                    See me?

                              HERO
                    Yea tonight.. you're coming right.

                              FRIEND
                    Uh Right..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea half the treasure.

                              HERO
                    Which you split!

                              FRIEND
                    Why do I feel like I am going to
                    need a shovel?

                              HERO
                    I'll figure that out later. When I
                    see you. Come over. About 6. We're
                    a team right?. We'll need
                    everything you can find. Astrology,
                    farming, festivals, architecture..
                    You do Physical, the pyramids
                    themselves, pictures, plans, maps
                    relation to other monuments. You do
                    the metaphysical. Religion,
                    mythology, traditions.. I'll focus
                    on the history.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    You know I have work.

          A beat.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Ok I'll call in.

                              FRIEND
                    And I'll look for a visual
                    translation program.

                              HERO
                    That would help.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Good idea..
 
                              HERO
                    Alright.

          INT. HOUSE -AFTERNOON

          Passage of time: sketching.. drawing, reading.. feeding the
          dog.. outlining. Friends arrive.

                              HERO
                    Ok Everybody ready.

                              FRIEND
                    Ready

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea

          INT. VILLAIN LOCATION

          Villains take note:

                              VILLAIN
                    Looks like we're going on a little
                    vacation. Tell Kitch.

                              VILLAIN2 (ON PHONE)
                    It's Egyptian.. very old. Looks
                    like they are going to try and dig
                    up the rest.

                              KITCH (PHONE)
                    Ok stay with them. I'll be there
                    when you arrive.

          See the villains' digging operation here.

          EXT. LAND ROVER -DAD'S HOUSE

          Hero visits his Dad who once speculated that Franklin had
          visited the pyramids but hates to bring up his failure to
          prove it.

                              HERO
                    I need to stop in for a minute.
                    Someone's got to take care of the
                    place while I'm away.

          INT. DAD'S HOUSE -DOOR -LATE AFTERNOON

                              DAD
                    Hi, Come in. This is a surprise.

                              HERO
                    You remember..(Girlfriend)
 
                              DAD
                    Hi,

                              HERO
                    And..
			(Friend waives)

                              DAD
                    So what brings you out this way?

                              HERO
                    Oh I needed to pick up a couple
                    things.

                              DAD
                    Oh Sure. Hi.

                              HERO
                    You know dad had a theory that Ben
                    Franklin may have visited the
                    pyramids. Didn't you dad? Tell
                    them.

                              DAD
                    Oh that was a long time ago. I
                    don't think they want to hear about
                    that.

                              HERO
                    He had found a letter to treasury
                    secretary Morris from a Mr. Deane
                    indicating that Franklin had a
                    meeting with a British merchant
                    Williams who was building alliances
                    with a sugar company. Sugar which
                    was in production along the Nile
                    since the 700s.

                              DAD
                    Oh now I don't think they would be
                    interested...

                              HERO
                    The assumption was that Franklin
                    may have actually visited the Great
                    Pyramids. But nothing was mentioned
                    in any of Williams or Franklin's
                    papers..
 
                              DAD
                    ...suggesting a meeting rather than
                    correspondence in order to keep the
                    secrecy. Yes, it was all
                    speculation and innuendo there was
                    never any proof. Williams was
                    forging ties to the sugar industry
                    but his visit to Franklin in France
                    doesn't mean a thing. Just a chance
                    meeting.

                              HERO
                    Yes but letters were insecure at
                    the time. Even Franklin complained
                    of broken seals and chard edges in
                    correspondences he received.

                              DAD
                    But there was no proof. I don't
                    want to draw up that old saw. I
                    almost lost my tenure over that
                    kind of horse fodder. I have better
                    things to do now. Let someone else
                    dream over those scraps. I want no
                    part of it. It's a just a.. well
                    it's a..

                              HERO
                    Conspiracy theory. I know.

                              FRIEND
                    I read it in a book.

                              DAD
                    You did? Oh well That's very astute
                    of you. But no. It was just
                    a young man's dream of finding
                    something important... Nothing
                    more.. Just hints and shadows...

                              HERO
                    You know the great seal was
                    proposed by a friend of Franklin.

                              DAD
                    yes I know which is..

          A beat.
 
                              ALL
                    No, Of course not, there's no
                    proof..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Well we were actually planning a
                    trip..

          A beat.

                              DAD
                    uhh.. um.. you..

                              HERO
                    To the uh pyramids.

                              DAD
                    huh? I'm sorry, I though you said
                    the pyramids.

                              HERO
                    Uh.. that's actually correct. We're
                    doing a sightseeing excursion for..

                              DAD
                    Awww, tell me you're not going to dig
                    up the great pyramids. Oh.. that's
                    just dandy.

                              FRIEND
                    Oh he uh..

                              HERO
                    Uh no... there may be artifacts, of
                    some interest.

                              DAD
                    Oh No. No-No I don't want to know.
                    I've seen enough of these fact
                    finding missions. You go hopping
                    around looking for ghosts and
                    goblins.. and what do you have to
                    show for it? Where's the security?
                    You have a nice girl there. You
                    should be planning for the future.

                              HERO
                    Yea, Well can you just take care of
                    Chaucer while I'm gone?

                              DAD
                    I'm. Yes.
 
                              HERO
                    Everything's in the den. Thanks
                    Dad.

                              DAD
                    Oh, That's what I'm for.

                              HERO
                    Thanks, I've got a couple
                    flashlights around here.

                              DAD
                    Just take some sun-block!

          EXT. PLANE IN HANGER -AFTERNOON

          Airport. He has his own plane. We see it. Driving into
          hanger

                              FRIEND
                    So are we riding in coach?

                              HERO
                    No I called ahead.

          Wave to friend at airport. Out of car in hanger.

          INT PLANE HANGER

                              HERO
                    What do you think?

                              FRIEND
                    Nice.

                              HERO
                    The in-flight meal is burgers and
                    potato (shows bag)

                              FRIEND
                    Baked?

                              HERO
                    Of course baked.

                              FRIEND
                    Oh. You've been playing the market
                    haven't you.

                              HERO
                    A little.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Who's the pilot?
 
          They board.

          INT. PLANE COCKPIT

          Flying lesson.

                              FRIEND
                    Ok he flies.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Oh no. You're not flying us to
                    Egypt.

                              HERO
                    What? I've had lessons. Besides I
                    need the hours. And come on. I'll
                    show you. It's all done with
                    computers. It practically flies
                    it's self!

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    I don't know.

                              HERO
                    Come on.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    You're a student.

                              HERO
                    Not technically. Look. (hat) See?
                    Pilot.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea on weekends!

                              HERO
                    This is a weekend. Uhhh.. Just have
                    a look at the cock pit.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Oh. Yea. Sure.

          She comes to the cock pit and sits on his lap.

                              HERO
                    See this is the engine. This is the
                    stick. Feel that. Here, this tells
                    how high we are. And this. Push
                    here. Tower, this is North star
                    3626 ready for takeoff.
 
                              TOWER
                    Roger North star you are clear for
                    runway. Just hurry it up my boss
                    will be back in a minute.

                              HERO
                    Thank you tower. I owe you one.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Who was?

                              HERO
                    My flight instructor.

          Taxy scene. Cut to ready.

                              FRIEND
                    Let me know if you need any help up
                    there! Yea I've been on your boat.

                              HERO
                    Now you just push this forward. And
                    squeeze that. There. Now we are
                    ready for take off.

          The plane accelerates. He holds her close as she is thrust
          into him. They leave the ground.

          EXT. PLANE -NIGHT

          The sun sets. The plane flies through the night as dream
          like clouds pass in the night like great pillars of stone.
          Day Break The shoreline below and behind it, the Sahara.

          INT. PLANE CABIN -DAY

          The Hero leaves the cockpit. The others have been studying.

                              FRIEND
                    Shouldn't you be driving?

                              HERO
                    Oh It makes a lot of noise if it
                    needs me.

                              FRIEND
                    Oh great. So tell me how exactly
                    were going to rob the tomb of the
                    pharaoh?

                              HERO
                    What do we have so far?
 
                              FRIEND
                    Ok The pyramid complexes are
                    usually in sets of three configured
                    in the pattern of constellation
                    Orion.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Orion or Seir, The Prince, or Soul
                    of Osiris, the ruler of the two
                    worlds.

                              FRIEND
                    Two worlds?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Life and Death.

                              FRIEND
                    Oh.

                              FRIEND
                    uh too steep to climb and too high
                    for a ladder. There was one known
                    entrance is about 100 feet up. And
                    there was a door hidden perfectly
                    in the masonry. Later the smooth
                    outer casing was looted for
                    material leaving the distinctive
                    exterior block.
                    And there are three chambers, a
                    rough underground camber, The
                    queen's chamber with a statue
                    niche... And the king's chamber
                    with a sarcophagus.

                              HERO
                    Ok The three chambers. There's
                    something. All that is a clever
                    deception.

                              FRIEND
                    Ok several chambers, why is that a
                    deception?
 
                              HERO
                    The direction points upward for the
                    status of the king's burial. It all
                    draws attention away from the
                    unfinished chambers. So why would
                    anyone ever look there? It points
                    to the vault being under the
                    pyramid. The king may have liked
                    his riches. But he didn't have to
                    sleep with his gold.

                              HERO
                    Ok What else?

                              FRIEND
                    The alignment of the pyramid is
                    north and south.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Probably respect for Osiris god of
                    upper and lower worlds.

                              HERO
                    Good.. Anything else?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Just the zodiac, a star chart.

                              HERO
                    Star chart. Ah that connects with
                    this.

          He pulls out the dollar bill.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    The pyramid on the back of the
                    dollar bill?

                              FRIEND
                    Oh Here we go.

          Grabs ipad.

                              HERO
                    Yes. We know this was added in the
                    30s part of a redesign of the great
                    seal of the United States. The
                    symbol is based on a 17th century
                    drawing of the great pyramid (here)
                    but includes the all seeing eye.
 
                              FRIEND
                    Masonic imagery of the grand
                    design.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Ok..

                              HERO
                    But look.

          He puts the bill under a camera. The seal appears.. He dots
          the star pattern. Dipper in red..

                              HERO
                    The little dipper. The north star.
                    See how the handle bends inward?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    What about these?

          He circles three more in yellow.

                              HERO
                    Orion the hunter. Think of it.
                    Myths about the stars would have
                    existed since the beginning of
                    language.. even before writing.
                    They persisted generation after
                    generation. No one had to write
                    them down. This represents a primal
                    language, probably based on legends
                    that would have been fresh in
                    ancient times.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    But that one wasn't a star.

                              HERO
                    True but look where it is.. Over
                    the letter C.  See, the divot is
                    moved because they didn't want to
                    be obvious. So they signed it.

                              FRIEND
                    Letter C? I don't understand..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    RC. Look the other one is over the
                    R. He thinks this is a secret
                    message from the Rosacrutians.
 
                              FRIEND
                    Ok.. The order of the rose cross.
                    How does a medieval secret society
                    hide treasure from the great
                    pyramid?

                              HERO
                    Rosacrutions formed to perpetuate
                    the work the knights Templar or
                    another order to foster true
                    knowledge, spiritual and earthly.
                    They used secret symbols to
                    preserve their traditions.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    How does this relate to the great
                    pyramid?

                              HERO
                    Only a small number of people could
                    ever know of the treasure or it
                    would be plundered. So, they had
                    only one key. But that poses a
                    problem.

                              FRIEND
                    If only one person knows the
                    secret.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Then what if they are lost?

                              HERO
                    Exactly. So the secret would need
                    to be hidden, hidden in scared
                    symbols, Traditions of
                    preservation, encrypting it in
                    popular culture.

                              FRIEND
                    Only the wise shall pass.

          Reactions.

                              HERO
                    Exactly And that brings us to The
                    Louisiana Purchase.

                              FRIEND
                    Huh?
 
                              GIRLFRIEND
                    The Louisiana Purchase?

                              FRIEND
                    Ok Now I'm lost.

                              HERO
                    I found this on a calculator.

                              FRIEND
                    Ok this one I haven't heard..

                              HERO
                    The Louisiana purchase was set at
                    15 million dollars.

          White board, long division on calculator..

                              FRIEND
                    Yea?

                              HERO
                    The cost to build the great pyramid
                    was said to be 1600 talents.

                              FRIEND
                    1600 bars of gold.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Each talent weighing 100lbs

                              HERO
                    Well yes. And if you divide
                    15million by the 1600 gold bars,
                    and 2 PI ...

                              FRIEND
                    Yea

                              HERO
                    you get.. 14 92.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    fourteen ninetytwo.

                              FRIEND
                    Oh come on.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    fourteen ninetytwo.

                              HERO
                    Yes.. fourteen ninetytwo and change..
 
                              GIRLFRIEND
                    And that's a treasure map?

                              HERO
                    Uh, Yes.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    How is that a map?

                              HERO
                    The pyramid had a gold capstone.
                    And it's circumference is 2 PI
                    times its height.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    So?

                              HERO
                    Gold and 2 PI. That's pyramid.

                              FRIEND
                    And fourteen ninetytwo?

                              HERO
                    ..a signature, the number of the
                    age, Early America was still aglow
                    with the discovery of the new
                    world. 1492 was their defining
                    moment. Oh and let's not forget the
                    first payment was made on the
                    Louisiana purchase was 3 million in
                    gold.. About 116 talents.

                              FRIEND
                    And the number 116 is related how?

                              HERO
                    12 thousand lbs... That's a lot of
                    gold.

                              FRIEND
                    That is a lot of gold. I think were
                    on the trail of an ancient secret
                    society with a lot of gold!

          Recap

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Ok but how are we going to find it?
 
                              HERO
                    Easy. It's inside the great
                    pyramid. The pharaoh would not want
                    to be chased away from his pyramid.
                    He's in there with his treasure.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    So we just look for a secret door.

                              HERO
                    Well.. yes.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    And how are we supposed to do that?

                              HERO
                    With this.

          Hero shows a small map of the sky.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    A star map?

                              HERO
                    Yes. If the entrance exists then it
                    would need a map. And here's a map.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    So the little dipper and Orion..
                    That's our map.

          Reaction dollar bill image still on ipad..

                              HERO
                    Yes.

                              FRIEND
                    But the stars are in different
                    parts of the sky.

                              HERO
                    Yes. Well that's a bit of a puzzle.
                    The little dipper would signify the
                    north star. Which should mean that
                    the seeker stands on the south side
                    of the pyramid. Herodotus of
                    ancient Greece reported a door on
                    the south which has always been
                    assumed to be mistranslated.

                              FRIEND
                    And Orion?
 
                              HERO
                    Orion rises to the east forming a
                    right triangle. The return of the
                    soul of Osiris.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    So the entrance is to the south.

                              FRIEND
                    And your golden crowbar?

                              HERO
                    It's ancient and connected with the
                    pyramid.

                              FRIEND
                    But people have been all over the
                    pyramids looking for openings or
                    irregularities in the stones.. And
                    found no treasure to speak of.

                              HERO
                    I know but they don't have what we
                    have.

                              FRIEND
                    Which is what?

                              HERO
                    Which is you. You have to find the
                    entrance.

                              FRIEND
                    Oh great, And all these clues?

                              HERO
                    They just point the way.

          The great expanse of sand passes slowly below. Egypt near,
          the Cock pit starts beeping. The hero gets manic.

                              HERO
                    Egypt? You know I was just saying
                    how we should get away more often!
                    You guys get buckled up.

          Landing: Readying. Friend is a little nervous.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    What's wrong?
 
                              HERO
                    Don't worry! Landing isn't that
                    much harder than takeoff!

                              FRIEND
                    Oh great.

          EXT. PLANE

          The three deplane and sign something and are inspected (as
          famous treasure people). They make their way in and take a
          car.

                              HERO
                    Uh sightseeing and uh fine dining.

                              FRIEND
                    Um museums.. and monuments..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Shopping.. and antique stores.

          INT. CAR

          Revealing the hiding place of the artifact. By sawing 
          open a camera stand.

          EXT. DRIVING

          The three chat and drive then stop at the monuments. Hero
          closes cell phone.

                              HERO
                    Ok there's no way were getting a
                    permit to dig. So, the Problem is
                    that antiquities people won't let
                    you do anything. And the security
                    people won't let you anyplace in
                    case you thought you were going to
                    do something.

                              FRIEND
                    You're right this is going to be
                    difficult.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Difficult? Are you kidding? I don't
                    see how we are going to do this.

                              HERO
                    Easy, we'll take a lesson from the
                    builder himself. We'll do
                    everything wrong.
 
                              FRIEND
                    Everything wrong?

                              HERO
                    Sure. Look at the pyramid it's
                    self. The largest building in the
                    known world. It's not like he was
                    hiding. Here.

          Hero turns and takes out his wallet then turns back.

                              HERO
                    Grab the money.

          The friend takes the wallet from his hand.

                              FRIEND
                    Ok.. It's empty.

          Hero shows the cash in his cupped hand.

                              FRIEND
                    True.

                              HERO
                    The doorway to the pyramid was
                    marked by a seal right below it.
                    The only piece of writing on the
                    exterior.

                              FRIEND
                    Your right. It looks more like he
                    was throwing a tomb robbing party.

                              HERO
                    Exactly.

                              FRIEND
                    So we just tell the authorities
                    we're tomb robbing?

                              HERO
                    Actually, I was thinking we could
                    be a little more subtle.

                              FRIEND
                    Right.
 
          INT. KARNACK -NOON

          Visiting Karnack. Questioning the meanings, commenting on
          the alignments, mentioning the symbolism. Then, they must
          head on. 

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    This is Karnack. It was a kind of
                    repository of history. Rulers were
                    remembered and various rituals and
                    tributes were offered. The complex
                    is aligned with the sun. I don't
                    know how we are going to find
                    anything.

                              HERO
                    Give me a minute. Aligned with the
                    sun. Ok let's see.. So.. This way..
                    Now it's almost noon.. the sun
                    comes in this way. Over here.

                              HERO
                    Here. What does that say?

                              FRIEND
                    Wait a minute.

          The device he carries reads out something.

                              DEVICE
                    Priest of the great queen
                    Hatshepsut.

                              HERO
                    How about there?

                              DEVICE
                    Seventh year of her reign.
                    Granaries are full.

                              HERO
                    No, it's not in the text. It's in
                    the subtext. Look. See how the sun
                    shines on her hands. We need to
                    figure out what the north star has
                    to do with the entrance. Let's
                    spread out and see if we can find
                    anything.
                               

          They wander through the columns.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Here's something.

          The device reads it.

                              DEVICE
                    ..of the sun carried by the two
                    lions.

                              FRIEND
                    What do you think?


                              HERO
                    I'm not sure. These may not be old
                    enough to tell us anything or they
                    are too specific. Ok the sun's
                    getting low. We should head on.

          A guard turns his head.

                              FRIEND
                    hmm.. Museums.

          Friend translates another thing just for his amusement)

                              DEVICE
                    Akenaten King of Egypt.

          They drink some water and buy a map and leave. Back on the
          road.

          INT. DRIVING

          Driving. Driving. Someone reads from the following
          reference.
 
                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Ok.. This is interesting. This is
                    from Masoudi in about 1000 AD. -The
                    builder of the pyramids.. ordered
                    the priests to deposit within them
                    written accounts of their wisdom,
                    acquirements in the different arts
                    and sciences, writings of the
                    priests containing all manner of
                    knowledge, the names and properties
                    of medical plants, the sciences of
                    arithmetic and geometry, for the
                    benefit of those who could
                    afterwards comprehend them. In the
                    eastern pyramid were inscribed the
                    heavenly spheres, and figures
                    representing the stars and planets.
                    The king, also, deposited the
                    positions of the stars and their
                    cycles; together with the history
                    and chronicle of time past and
                    every future event which would take
                    place.

          Passing through the Country side near sunset.

          EXT. DRIVING - GIZA

          Get in town,

                              HERO
                    Alright here we are..

          truck of locals wave, drive through traffic.. (then they
          pass some stuff and more stuff. The young girl, the old
          lady. The guys trying to hook up a cart.. foreshadow the
          vegetable cart - later we narrowly avoid destroying it. Then
          through the new city.. Cars, glass buildings, bridge, round
          the circle, sites, shops, see some soldiers here and there.
          Approaching the plateau.

          EXT. THE GREAT PYRAMD -AFTERNOON

          The heroes get out of car--see Pyramid (late afternoon) Wide
          /low Pan up. Gaping expressions. Look around with field
          glasses. Snap a few pictures..

                              HERO
                    Ok there's still a few hours. We
                    better keep moving.
 
                              FRIEND
                    Right.

          INT/EXT TOWN AND MUSEUMS -DUSK

          Streets again, Walking Museums, Driving streets again,
          Walking in museums, Taking notes. They come to look at the
          ivory statue of Kufu (take close-up picture)

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    All these statues and this is the
                    only image of him.

                              FRIEND
                    Yea. Do you think there's anything
                    we can learn from it?

                              HERO
                    Yea. The Biggest tomb ever and all
                    he leaves behind is this. He had a
                    sense of humor.

          INT. DRIVING -EVENING

          Driving through town again..

          EXT. HOTEL -CHECK IN

                              HERO
                    ...Hello I have reservations.. ah
                    thank you..

                              HOTEL CLERK
                    Here you are. And will you need to
                    keep anything in the vault?

                              HERO
                    Uh no that won't be necessary....
                    Thank you breakfast is at eight.

          INT. HOTEL ROOM -NIGHT

          The Busy team does the phone calls.

                              FRIEND
                    Yes I need a permit for excavation
                    in the plateau area.. oh.. nothing?

                              HERO
                    ..oh there is.. Yes about 4000
                    horse power oh 2500 yes and six
                    foot by 8 foot.. and... .
 
                              FRIEND
                    Let's see, hardware stores..
                    Computer shops.. and antiques
                    dealers..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    ... a Truck with lights and
                    equipment.. um.. this weekend..

                              HERO
                    Yes 2000 square feet.. that would
                    be fine..

          INT. LOBBY -NIGHT

          The hero waits quietly for friends who are in the gift shop.
          A mysterious guy in the lobby confronts the hero..

                              HOTEL DETECTIVE
                    Ah Mr Hero, famed treasure explorer.
                    Welcome to Egypt. What brings you
                    to Giza? I hope you are not going
                    to disturb any of our treasures on
                    your visit.

                              HERO
                    Oh I have a great respect for
                    antiquity. This is an amazing
                    place. Were looking forward to an
                    enriching experience.

          A well dressed man with a hat also watches from behind a
          newspaper.

                              HERO
                    Ready?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Ready.

          Friend nods.

                              HERO
                    Ok let's have a look around

          INT/EXT STREETS AND TOMBS -NIGHT

          The Heroes get into their rented car and drive through
          streets, walk tombs, drive streets, walk tombs (explain
          images) tombs, streets, tombs
 
          INT. NIGHT CLUBS -NIGHT

          Night Clubs crowded with dancers and people and sound.

          EXT. SPHINX -NIGHT

          Sphinx (w/lights) The three stand and in amazement.

                              HERO
                    Tomorrow's the big day. We'll need
                    our rest.

                              FRIEND
                    Yea..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea I want to see how you get us in
                    there.
 
	  Night passes

          INT. BREAKFAST ROOM -MORNING

          The heroes finish breakfast in the dining area.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Ok so what I want to know is why
                    the queen would want to have a room
                    under the kings.

                              FRIEND
                    Maybe she didn't want to take the
                    stairs.

                              HERO
                    You know what I think.

                              FRIEND
                    Right. A deception.

          Wairess.

                              HERO
                    Thank you. No I'm financing this. I
                    know how hard it was for you to get
                    your car running.

                              FRIEND
                    Thanks.

          EXT. STREET -MORNING

          Hustle and bustle.. car horns, passing things, people and
          animals.. (as much as possible) A Street wise kid is
          standing in the street.
 
                              STREET KID
                    Cary your bag mister? Strong. Very
                    reliable.

                              HERO
                    ok we can walk from here . We split
                    up and get the needed items and
                    meet back here.

          INT. SHOPING MONTAGE -MORNING

          Getting stuff: Friend at Hardware store, Girlfriend at
          bikini shop(tassels optional), Hero sunglasses/rental place,
          they meet up...

          EXT. HOTEL -DAY

          Hero arrives in noisy Dune buggy with radio. The three drive
          to a warehouse. He lifts open the door.

                              HERO
                    We have the place till Sunday..

          INT. WEARHOUSE

          Soldering, measuring length of wire, programming, putting
          things in little box with a cord for the cigarette lighter.
          Friend throws a nail under the length of wire and the
          computer screen shows a red indication..

                              FRIEND
                    Ok.. I'm ready.

          EXT. THE DESERT (ANCIENT SINGING)

          A mysterious siren sound.

          EXT. GIZA DUNES

          The Dune Buggy flies over a dune. (music: magic carpet
          ride.."I like to dream") Curves.. left right left right..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    woa-hooooa!

                              FRIEND
                    Seatbelts roll-cage, seatbelts
                    roll-cage...

                              HERO
                    Isn't this fun? You just need to
                    love what you do. Be a part of it.
 
                              FRIEND
                    Oh No Ohhhh!

                              HERO
                    Yea! Ok Let it out. (friend
                    screams) No I mean the wire.

          Wire streams from the back.. unraveling.

                              ALL
                    Woaaahh. Woaaahh. Ohhhh!

                              HERO
                    Hee hoo!

                              GIRLFRIEND
                         (Shouting)
                    What are we looking for?

                              FRIEND
                         (shouting)
                    Anything. Metal scraps, maybe
                    workers dropped coins, bits of
                    tools. Something that would tell us
                    we are near a tunnel that was dug
                    with tools.

          Buggy goes over another hill.

                              FRIEND
                    The signal in the wire should
                    detect anything larger than a
                    bottle cap.. metal objects
                    differences in the density of the
                    rock..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    And then!

                              FRIEND
                    I'm afraid to ask!

                              ALL
                    Woahhhh!

          The security people notice all the dust.

                              ALL
                    Woo hooo..

          Cresting a hill, the heroes see a large truck. Dust
          everywhere as they slide to a stop in front of it.
 
          EXT. PATROL CAR -DAY

          Waiting for the ticket. Getting back in the Buggy.

                              HERO
                    Oh..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Don't be so upset. At least they
                    didn't arrest us.

                              FRIEND
                    Yea and didn't notice this. He
                    pulls in the long wire.

                              HERO
                    What does that say?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Uhh.. Ostentatious.. behavior.. of
                    public.. something..

          INT. COURT -DAY

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    ok go ahead there's your
                    translator.

                              HERO
                    Hi.. Hello. Uh. Your honor.. I am
                    American. We just like to, drive,
                    around, in the sand. It's a
                    pastime. For us. Tell em. Tell him.
                    We, were just, having fun. You
                    know, Fun. Having fun. Ha ha. Uhh
                    and.. We, are respectful, of, your
                    laws. Say that.

                              JUDGE
                    I speak English.

                              HERO
                    Well yes yes. Thank you. So you can
                    see this was not serious. I'm sorry
                    of course. Please forgive us. We
                    enjoy your country.

          Someone whispers to the judge who nods. The judge says
          something. Gavel.
 
                              LAWYER
                    It is the court opinion that you
                    pay the money.

                              HERO
                    Thank you. Thank you! Come on.

          INT. HOTEL ROOM -AFTERNOON

          Back at the hotel, Checking the data, Out of Hotel.

                              FRIEND
                    Ok now I just need to graph this
                    and we should have something.. and
                    ok, your driving leaves something
                    to be desired but we got a pretty
                    good sweep. Wow the place is
                    littered with stuff. Or maybe
                    that's noise.

                              HERO
                    Yea most likely ordinance from one
                    war or another over thousands of
                    years. We looking at just about all
                    recorded history next to virtually
                    the largest and oldest monument in
                    the world. ...wow there's so much
                    of it.

                              FRIEND
                    Wait, let me cluster signals into
                    regions.. and ...remove the largest
                    signals. Hmm.. Ok let me remove the
                    smallest signals not close to
                    larger signals. Nothing. Ok wait..
                    let me think. Ok. Sort by distance
                    from other signals. Then remove
                    highest and lowest. There. That's
                    your tunnel. People standing around
                    in one spot are going to leave a
                    lot of junk but it's closer to the
                    other junk they leave.. and this
                    whole spot is advanced slightly.
                    About 30 micro seconds. Which is.
                    Um you know.. more technical.

          We see the pattern. A spot just where you would expect.

                              HERO
                    This is great. Can you get a gps?
 
                              FRIEND
                    Well yea. I have the two gps
                    readings we took.. those were
                    ..and.. So..we want right about..
                    there. And.. here..

          Writes and hands it to HERO.

                              HERO
                    Ok, then we are ready..

          EXT. HOTEL -AFTERNOON

          Street-wise kid cont..now he walks on the sidewalk a couple
          steps higher to be at eye level.

                              KID
                    Hey mister, You want photo? How
                    bout post cards? I can get you
                    great deal. How about I am your
                    guide? Find you camel! Know all the
                    pyramids. (around large cart) You
                    look hungry. Nice restaurant. Yes?
                    Take the pretty lady. (running in
                    front of them) I am reasonable! 50
                    dollars!
                         (Stopping)

                              HERO
                    50 dollars?

                              KID
                    Yea all day mister.

                              HERO
                    How about 5 dollars and you follow
                    us two blocks behind. Ok?

          INT. HARDWARE STORE / CELL PHONE SHOP

          Hardware trip, Buying gear, Hardware, plumbing store,
          drills, snakes, Friend buys a cell phone. Hero and
          Girlfriend pause at check out.

                              HERO
                    Ever see one of these?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    I know how to use it.
 
          EXT. BIZZAR -AFTERNOON

          Shopping in bazaar, Hero and Girlfriend try scarf on girl..
          little bells..hats etc.. The Hero stops and buys 'the' watch
          -wind, listen, slip on, pay. Snake charmer scene.. they stop
          at the edge of the crowd and glimpse) He stops with
          Girlfriend gets postcard for dad. Evening.. walking the
          shops..

          INT. RESTAURANT WITH MUSIC IN NEXT ROOM -AFTERNOON

          Then metro clubbing, bar snacks (postcard), Friend has a
          hookah Girlfriend has a phone book. Hero hands friend the
          cell phone from a bag, Friend takes a picture and then tares
          off part of the phone and picks out a tiny black object with
          wires hanging off it and puts it in his pocket. Girlfriend
          looks through the phone book.

                              HERO
                    Ok we have good data. I'm convinced
                    the map is right in the pyramid
                    design. The chambers are a mirror
                    image of the three pyramids. It's
                    as if the whole complex were turned
                    on its side and laid flat on the
                    ground. Even if you knew the
                    interior was a fake. You would be
                    less likely to use it as a map. Now
                    we need to be ready for tomorrow.
                    Do you have everything?

                              FRIEND
                    Yea .. not a problem

          He shows the broken phone camera.

                              HERO
                    Ok We'll hook that up tonight. What
                    about the author? Livingston?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Nothing in here.

          She closes the phone book.

                              FRIEND
                    Nothing on line either. Dead end?

                              HERO
                    Just give me a minute.
 
          Hero walks to an alcove between rooms and finds a wall of
          fliers.. He takes one.. and returns to the table. Friend is
          coughing with a hookah.

                              HERO
                    Here it is.. She's giving a
                    lecture. Primal religion, The
                    Ancient culture. (checks watch)
                    This is tonight! Come on, Come on.
                    (pulls friend)

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Huh?

                              FRIEND
                    What? oh.. my hookah..!

          Hero gives money to the man at the register as they exit.

          EXT. RESTAURANT -LATE AFTERNOON

          They hail a taxi..

                              HERO
                    Can you take us here.. Please.
                    Thank you.

                              TAXI DRIVER
                    Yea No problem.

                                                             FADE

          EXT./INT LECTURE HALL

          (Hotel w/ small theater space)

          The group enters through crowds and finds a lecture in
          progress. A screen shows cave paintings, star charts.. The
          heroes enter and find seats. Light/Slide show images.

                              THERA
                    ...therefore we must imagine we
                    possess the natural gift to stem
                    the tide of what has become a
                    multitude of influences ranging
                    from agriculture to machines, the
                    products of our industrial age,
                    leaving us separated from the
                    intuition we once possessed.
                     Every living thing. Is filled with
                    an essence. The root of all being.
                    A force that permeates all
                    understanding. Of course we are
                    only partly aware of it in our busy
                    lives. Since ancient times.
                    Cultures have worshiped this force
                    in one form or another. The fates,
                    acts of nature, have all been
                    symbols of one kind or another. To
                    help us to live in harmony, to
                    understand.
                    Before there was writing there were
                    the elements. Each with its own
                    voice giving understanding to the
                    meaning of our existence. Each
                    revealing a part of the great
                    oneness. It was this essence which
                    the ancients sought in burial
                    rituals as far back as recorded
                    time, mummification, ritual
                    sacrifice, the burning of incense,
                    and the ancient histories recorded
                    in song, later written. All seeking
                    this oneness. The order which
                    guides all things.
                    The rulers of the ancient temples
                    gathered the knowledge of their day
                    to advance their understanding. To
                    seek the perfection of the journey
                    into the after-life. Elaborate
                    ceremony, exacting placement of the
                    parts of the body, all in
                    preparation for the mystery that
                    follows, when it was believed their
                    heart would be weighed against a
                    feather. Those found in balance
                    would be accepted and those found
                    wanting would be cast off.
                     We see today, the great monuments
                    to their effort. The Pyramids, the
                    sphinx to guard them. The many
                    tombs and pageantry of inscriptions
                    adorning them. From cleansing
                    ritual to communal feast the
                    cultures of history have sought to
                    bring themselves closer to the
                    infinite and personal existence of
                    this all-pervading essence.

          Thera does a brief incense, water, cloth flower peddles
          ritual act with background imagery..
                    I have cataloged these insights in
                    my book. I hope you will enjoy it.
                    Thank you.

          Lights on. The crowd shuffles out and forward for signings.
          The hero pulls out his copy of her book.

                              HERO
                    I'll go talk to her.

          She is an explorer. Like him. They meet. It is never said.
          But this could happen he thinks. It would be so easy to
          leave his world and go with her. He continues with his plan.

                              HERO
                    Hello. Mrs. Livingston, Hi,...
                    NAME.. Thank you for an amazing and
                    spirited talk. I wondered If I
                    might have a word with you.

                              THERA
                    I have a dinner engagement. What is
                    this about?

                              HERO
                    My friends and I have uncovered an
                    artifact. We believe it is related
                    to the great Pyramid, to an
                    undiscovered tomb there. We would
                    like your help.

                              THERA
                    I don't know what I can do.

                              HERO
                    We are looking for any insights or
                    myths you might know that could
                    help us to decipher it's meaning.
 
                              THERA
                    Oh.. then. Well yes. (her card)
                    Meet me after this and I'll be
                    happy to speak with you.

                              HERO
                    Thank you.

                              HERO
                    Ok We're to meet her outside.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Oh.. what did you talk about?

                              HERO
                    Oh.. Ha ha. Come on she'll be out
                    there..

          INT. LECTURE HALL LOUNGE/LOBBY -LATE AFTENOON

                              THERA
                    Ah.. Mr..

                              HERO
                    NAME..

                              THERA
                    How can I help you?

                              HERO
                    Is there somewhere we can speak
                    privately?

                              THERA
                    What is this about?

                              HERO
                    What can you tell me about this
                    object. We believe it is related to
                    the great pyramid.

                              THERA
                    Oh.. What is it.

                              HERO
                    We believe it's a key of some kind.

                              THERA
                    Is that gold.

                              HERO
                    Yes. It dates to the time of the
                    pyramid.
 
                              THERA
                    Please come.

          They follow. To her home. A well appointed suite, colorful
          with many artifacts and noior lighting. They sit.

                              THERA
                    This way.

                              HERO
                    Thank you for speaking with us.

                              THERA
                    I am intrigued. Can I get you
                    anything?

                              ALL
                    no..

          She sets a tray and water pitcher on the low bronze coffee
          table.. they take some water.

                              THERA
                    This thing is very important. My
                    grandfather told me stories when I
                    was very young about a key of the
                    pharaoh, held by the high priest.
                    No one has ever seen it. It was
                    through this they administered the
                    temple.

                              HERO
                    The pyramid?

                              THERA
                    Yes. But no one is to know. The
                    cult has been disbanded for more
                    than a century. After an accident,
                    some kind of tragedy. He never
                    said. But the Holder of the key
                    went missing. I was very young. I
                    thought he was just entertaining a
                    young girl.

                              HERO
                    Did he describe the key? Could this
                    be it?

                              THERA
                    I don't know.
 
                              HERO
                    Do you have any idea how this would
                    connect with the Pyramid?

                              THERA
                    No The Pyramid was a holder of
                    wisdom. It embodies many things. I
                    do not know how this is used. But I
                    believe a rebirth is coming. Many
                    signs point to this. There are
                    things that can be seen in the Ka.

                              HERO
                    Do you mean visions?

                              THERA
                    This is a western concept. But the
                    legend is what concerns me.

                              HERO
                    What is that?

                              THERA
                    That his riches will bring light
                    into the world. But only the wise
                    may see it. I do have one request.

                              HERO
                    Yes, what is it?

                              THERA
                    If you are successful, I would like
                    to perform a devotional ritual. 
		    Please let me know.

                              HERO
                    Alright.

          EXT. STREET -DUSK THEY WALK THE SWANK OLDER STREETS.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    What does it mean? Light into the
                    world?

                              HERO
                    Maybe "nobles oblige" The honor of
                    nobility.

                              FRIEND
                    And only the wise may see it.
 
                              HERO
                    Let me think. Light..light into the
                    world.. the sun and riches, bring
                    riches into the world. The sun
                    brings growth.. and riches..
                    riches, typically gold. There was
                    a gold "ben ben" on top of the
                    pyramid.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Like Ben Franklin? 

			      HERO 
		    I hadn't thought of that.

                              FRIEND
                    A 'ben ben' where did you read
                    that?

                              HERO
                    The Cap stone of the great pyramid
                    was polished gold. So it would
                    reflect light. The Sun. Light into
                    the world.

                              FRIEND
                    Sounds like a lightening rod. 

			      HERO
                    Yea. Ben Franklin.. ben ben.. I see
                    that.. Hmm..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Ok You're kind of giving me the
                    creeps.

                              HERO
                    Well I'm sure Franklin would have
                    known of the Pyramids. We need to
                    find the light. I mean, see the
                    light. We have to put a mirror on
                    top of the Great pyramid.

                              FRIEND
                    Actually that's easier than it
                    sounds.

          INT. HOTEL ROOM -NIGHT

          FRIEND Ok.. I simulated the site from satellite maps. This
          is the sun as an angle from the capstone. Or benben. And
          tracing a 12 hour arc.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    It scans the horizon.
 
                              HERO
                    Yea. But what time of day is
                    important? Wait go slower.

                              FRIEND
                    Ok..

                              HERO
                    There! Stop right there.

                              FRIEND
                    The shadow crests the side of the
                    building.

                              HERO
                    Yes. That's it. The light which
                    only the wise can see. With
                    geometry! And the clue is right
                    there in the design of the
                    building. How does this compare
                    with the data we collected today?

                              FRIEND
                    Let me see. We were about south and
                    east 51 degrees. It's the same.

          Reactions.

                              ALL
                    allright! haa ha! Yea! yes!

          INT. BEAUTIFUL PRIESTESS APARTMENT

          Thera kneels before a small table, lights incense and pours
          water from one vessel into another. She lays flowers nearby
          and sprinkles more water into the bowl. She drinks. Then
          throws flower petals into the bowl. Then covers the incense.

          INT. HOTEL LOBBY -MORNING

          The explorers meet and go.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Ready?

                              HERO
                    Ready

                              FRIEND
                    Ready
 
          EXT. HOTEL -MORNING

          The group walks for the car with a large bag. They see the
          Streetwise boy again..

                              HERO
                    Ok we have the data and the gps.

                              KID
                    Mister, having good trip!

                              HERO
                    You again.

                              KID
                    I am here. Be your guide. I am
                    strong. Carry your bag. Only 50
                    Dollars!

                              HERO
                    I thought you were going to follow
                    us a block behind.

                              KID
                    I was. But those men are following
                    you too.

                              HERO
                    How do you know that?

                              KID
                    Because they're following me.

                              HERO
                    Here here's 20 you run to the
                    market and let them follow you. Then
                    come back here and wait for me.

                              KID
                    I prefer 50 sir.

                              HERO
                    Yea and I like rainy days. But we
                    can't have everything. Go on and
                    I'll give you ten when you get
                    back.

          The heroes duck around a corner and hail a cab. They stop at
          the market and pick up the boy.

          EXT. CAMEL RENTAL PLACE -DAY

          The heroes and kid exit the cab at the camel place.
 
                              HERO
                    Alright you're a guide. We need a
                    guide. Get us three camels.

          Kid returns 

			      KID 
		    I am back. Three camels. See. Very
		    good. Just like you say.

          Camel snort.

                              KID
                    Come come come come ha.

          The camels to lower for him. Reactions. The group mounts as
          the hero gives him ten dollars more but leaving the kid
          below.

                              HERO
                    Good work.

                              KID
                    Wait Mister. Where do I ride? I am
                    your guide.

          Reactions Girlfriend's camels rises with her and kid on
          board. Kids is now very happy.

                              CAMEL GUY
                         (Subtitles)
                    {Hey what's going on?}

                              HERO
                    Tell him we already have a guide.

                              KID
                         (Subtitles)
                    {I am in charge.}

                              CAMEL GUY
                         (Subtitles)
                    {Sure you are. Little kid}

                              KID
                    He says ok. I will lead you.

                              HERO
                    Ok.. you know how to use a gps?

                              KID
                    I can do anything.

                              HERO
                    Here read this number and follow
                    this arrow.
 
                              KID
                    I am ready. Let's go! Ha!

          He and girlfriend take off others follow.

          EXT. GIZA PLEATEAU -DAY/AFTERNOON

          Under the hot sun the camels walk slowly.

                              HERO
                    So what is your name?

                              KID
                    I am Jamoo. The greatest guide in
                    all of Egypt.

                              HERO
                    Oh you are?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Well you did bring us the camels.

                              HERO
                    How come you aren't in school?

                              KID
                    I'm a business person.

                              HERO
                    Well you should be learning about
                    things.

                              KID
                    Jamoo is wise.

                              HERO
                    Oh.

                              FRIEND
                    Well where are we?

                              KID
                    200 meters away sir.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    So tell me about your family.

                              KID
                    Mama is professor. And father is
                    pilot.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    He is?
 
                              KID
                    Yes. Makes good money.

                              HERO
                    So how come you're out hustling
                    tourists then?

                              KID
                    I like people. Very interesting.
                    Are you married to pretty lady?

                              HERO
                    Uh.. No not at the moment. You're a
                    very curious little guide.

                              KID
                    Ok.. We are here.

                              FRIEND
                    Let me see that. Yea. Ok. How do
                    you get down?

                              KID
                    Sudia-ushfan!

                              FRIEND
                    Sudy a Fan! Down Come on!

                              KID
                    Sudia-ushfan!, Sudia-ushfan!

                              FRIEND
                    Thanks.

                              HERO
                    Ok You have the gear.

                              FRIEND
                    Yea.

                              HERO
                    Here take this.

                              FRIEND
                    Just give me a few minutes.

          Friend prepares to drill as the girlfriend spreads a
          picnic blanket and a sheet with a pole for shade. She and
          the kid wait under there as Hero and friend drill amid the
          resting camels. Hero blocks the view of distant guards. He
          waves to people far away.
 
                              HERO
                    Ok this is the spot. Let's go.

          Under the shade.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    So do you have any brothers and
                    sisters.

                              KID
                    No Jamoo is the only one. There is
                    no one for him to play with. Here.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    What's that.

                              KID
                    A game. You throw and match the
                    pairs. See.

          He throws three small square sticks with numbers on them and
          grabs a few pebbles from the ground.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Show me.

                              KID
                    Ok..place these in your hand and
                    throw like this. Here.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Like this?

                              KID
                    Yes.. Oh very lucky Lady. Here put
                    a stone here. Now it is my turn.
                    See skillful.

          The Guys are still drilling.

                              HERO
                    Anything.

                              FRIEND
                    Nothing yet. Add more water.

                              HERO
                    How long do you think it will take.
 
                              FRIEND
                    There's no way to know. I would
                    guess a couple meters. Maybe ten
                    minutes if we're lucky. A couple
                    hours if we hit anything. We can go
                    30 feet so. We should find it.

          Girlfriend and Kid still playing. Hero sees someone glance
          their way.

                              KID
                    oh, my game. See there and there.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Ok. And now I try. And there.

                              KID
                    Yea Very good.

          Hero sees someone on the horizon. 

		    	      HERO 
		    Hold on.

                              FRIEND
                    What is it?

                              HERO
                    Maybe Nothing. Go on.

                              KID
                    What do they look for?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    You ask silly questions. 

			      KID 
		    I think you are looking for the
                    treasure of the Pyramids!

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Oh, You're funny.

                              KID
                    Yes lady. But the treasure is vast!
                    Everyone knows this. I win!

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    I think you played this before.

                              KID
                    Many times!

          Drill spins free.. whhheeeeeee... Guys use the camera They
          are happy. They mark the gps and leave. A guard takes
          notice. The kid goes and talks to them.
 
                              FRIEND
                    Ok. I think were there. Hook this
                    up.

                              HERO
                    Yes! Alright! I mean good work. I
                    think that's some very nice sand
                    there.

                              FRIEND
                    Yea good sand. I'll mark the spot.

                              KID
                    Mister find something?

                              HERO
                    Oh you're a funny guy. What are you
                    doing?

                              KID
                    Teaching lady to play. She needs
                    practice.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    I need practice.

          They see the guard.

                              HERO
                    Wait. What does he want?

                              FRIEND
                    I don't know. I think he wants to
                    talk to us.

                              KID
                    Don't worry Jamoo is your guide.
                    I'll talk to him.

          Kid and distant guard have words. Guard ruffs up his hair
          and sends him along. (Reactions)

                              KID
                    Ok. You are safe. I hope you find
                    the treasure.

          Kid flops back down near Girlfriend.

                              HERO
                    You do come in handy.

          Threading the camera into the hole.
 
                              FRIEND
                    Ok Were in.

                              HERO
                    What do you see?

          The Camera twists around near the ceiling.

                              FRIEND
                    Looks good. A few writings. It's
                    hard to make out. 

	  						Fade 
	  The three are ready to go.

                              KID
                    Bitishel! (up)

          The camels rise.

                              HERO
                    Oh.. Jamoo Here.

          Hero hands Jamoo another ten dollar bill.

                              KID
                    Very good Ha ha! Fasidon!(onward)

          EXT. PARK -AFTRNOON

          Bad guys watch with binoculars.

                              VILLAIN2
                    I think they found something. It
                    looks like they have a location.

                              VILLAIN3
                    Let me see. Let the boss know.

          The Boss at the villains' indoor digging operation uses the
          phone.

                              KITCH
                    Well stay with them.

          INT. CROWDED DINNER CLUB -DUSK

          Enter belly dancing and music.

                              HOST
                    Hello welcome right this way.

                              HERO
                    Hi thank you.
 
          INT. THERA'S APARETMENT -DUSK

          Thera performs her meditation. there is a knock at the 
	  door. She answers and it is a man. The other detective 
	  from the hotel lobby.

                              MAN WITH HAT
                    The Americans were here. What did
                    you tell them?

                              THERA
                    Nothing.

                              MAN WITH HAT
                    What did they want?

                              THERA
                    They were looking for the tomb of
                    the pharaoh.

                              MAN WITH HAT
                    We know they have an artifact. It
                    is important. You, tell me
                    everything.

                              THERA
                    I have.

                              MAN WITH HAT
                    This will be dealt with.

          INT. CROWDED DINNER CLUB -EVENING GIRLFRIEND RETURNS TO
          TABLE.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    You sailors want another drink?

                              FRIEND
                    Yes.

                              HERO
                    I'm ok.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    You like this kind of thing?

                              HERO AND FRIEND
                    Oh.. Uh.. you know.. it's ok..

          Dancers continue.
 
                              GIRLFRIEND
                    That boy was sweet.

                              FRIEND
                    Yea I think he saved us out there.

                              HERO
                    He did. We'll need to be careful.

                              FRIEND
                    So tell me this again. You think
                    the inside of the pyramid is a
                    model of the outside entrance.

                              HERO
                    Yes, It all fits together. The
                    angle of the sun when the shadow
                    crests the side. The viewing of the
                    north star from the south. And the
                    direction of Orion all point to the
                    area we found. It all matches the
                    pyramid if you lay the plan down
                    horizontally. Which is what we
                    found out there. We'll know
                    tomorrow.

                              FRIEND
                    Ok I'll see you guys in the
                    morning. I have to read up.

          EXT. CITY -NIGHT

          City monuments, fountains, gatherings, parks bridges,
          Walking.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    It's beautiful.

                              HERO
                    It's very old.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Isn't it funny how every city seems
                    to have a glow all its own? I had a
                    nice time today.

                              HERO
                    So did I.
 
                              GIRLFRIEND
                    But something bothers me about the
                    treasure. If it survived all this
                    time, then maybe there is still
                    someone who knows about it.

                              HERO
                    I don't think so. I think they
                    would be as interested as we are to
                    dig it up.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Maybe so.

                              HERO
                    Look there it is. (pyramid) Come on
                    let's get away from the lights..
                    There.. Orion.. it must have risen
                    just after dark.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    mmm.. So is this what you do? Bring
                    girls on exotic adventures and
                    seduce them with astronomy?

                              HERO
                    Why? Is that the kind of thing
                    you'd fall for?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Maybe.

          They draw close.

                              HERO
                    We have a long day tomorrow.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea.

          INT. HOTEL -MORNING

          Morning Breakfast (before the dig) Friend sitting at nice
          breakfast everything in place and the newspaper is joined by
          Hero and Girlfriend.

                              FRIEND
                    You look radiant this morning.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Thank you.
 
                              HERO
                    And Good morning to you.

                              FRIEND
                    Have you? Breakfast in the room?
                    Ohh..

                              HERO
                    Come on let's get to the warehouse.

          EXT. WEARHOUSE GARAGE DOOR -NOON

          The friend opens the garage door to reveal a large crate.
          FRIEND I got this at the dock last night. It's not much to
          look at but it should do the job.

                              HERO
                    and you have all the specs.

                              FRIEND
                    Right here. Shows phone..

                              HERO
                    OK let's get this in the truck.

          Backing in the truck.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Come on.. little more.

          Welding, cutting, welding inside the truck.

                              HERO
                    Hand me that set of bits.

                              FRIEND
                    Whoa center it.

          She hands Hero a wrench.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    That should help.

                              FRIEND
                    OK.

          Lowering something heavy from a cable.

                              FRIEND
                    Easy.. A little more.

          Fastening something to the sides of the truck. The three
          stand looking at the truck.
 
                              HERO
                    It looks like..

                              FRIEND
                    A truck. They smile.

                              HERO
                    Ok let's get ready. You called
                    ahead?

                              FRIEND
                    Doing it. (logs in)

          INT. TRUCK DRIVING -DAY

          They stop for guards and give them a writ.

                              FRIEND
                    I logged a record for today so
                    there should be no problem. And
                    here. Hand them this.

                              GUARD
                    Can I see some identification.

                              HERO
                    Here.

          It reads, Jackson Washington Entertainment Co.

                              GUARD
                    {Hey do we have this on the books?}

          They wait. 

			      GUARD 
		    Ok go on..

          They begin changing clothes..

          EXT. GIZA -DAY

          The villains see the heroes driving in from a distance.

                              VILLAIN2
                    Take a look at this.

                              VILLAIN3
                    What is it?

                              VILLAIN2
                    I don't know. Something.
 
          EXT. TRUCK -DAY

          The truck stops. They jump out and are dressed like a 30's
          film company. (low camera) (normal camera) Girlfriend has a
          riding crop, megaphone and puffy pink ball gown, friend
          dressed as a cowboy sets up an old camera, hero wears a
          jacket, checkered vest and white scarf, his hair slicked.

                              HERO (INTO MEGAPHONE)
                    Ok.. everyone Action, lots of
                    action. Places everyone places..
                    More places.. Do we have enough
                    places?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Right!

                              FRIEND
                    Got ya..

          They pull a bunch of equipment out of the truck. And a
          couple bare mannequins and three director chairs. Then the
          girlfriend walks around with a bull whip cracking it. A
          patrol car passes. They wave. Hero hands Girlfriend the
          megaphone. Then the guys get into the truck.

                              HERO
                    Camera

                              FRIEND
                    Check

                              HERO
                    Megaphone

                              FRIEND
                    Check

                              HERO
                    Riding crop

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    uh check.

                              HERO
                    Very good, Very good, action,
                    action!

          The guys move the truck watching the gps.

                              FRIEND
                    Okayyyyy Stop.
 
          EXT. TRUCK

          The girlfriend pulls a rope on the side of the truck.
          Flaps lower around the sides of the truck to hide the
          undercarriage. She gives thumbs-up.

          INT. TRUCK

          Hero gives thumbs up. They craw into the back.

                              FRIEND
                    This looks good. Right over it.

                              HERO
                    Ok.. Let's go.

          They jump into the 2 man mole. (digging machiene) 
	  Wheeeezzzz Klangtatatatatatatatat Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
	  Music blares from mounted loud speakers. 
	  'Stars and stripes forever'

                              FRIEND
                    Here wear these!

                              HERO
                    Thanks. Let's go. Get down

                              FRIEND
                    Closing hatch.

          Wheeeeeeeeebzzzzzz The rig lowers with many spinning teeth
          in both directions.

                              HERO
                    Ok Keep it steady!

                              FRIEND
                    Right!

          EXT. TRUCK

          Girlfriend walks around cracking the whip and yelling into
          the megaphone at the two mannequins.

                              GIRLFRIEND
			(megaphone)
                    Ok.. Places and Action! It's a
                    beautiful day! You're in love. She
                    looks at you. You look back. She
                    says. Oh Dear, It is so hot today.
                    Cut! Lights!

          Girlfriend moves a reflector.
 
                              GIRLFRIEND
			(megaphone)
                    Ok Action! Oh Darling this is so
                    romantic. I'm so glad we did this.
                    Yes! Me too. Come here my sweet! Oh
                    you handsome man!

          She kicks the chairs over and the mannequins fall onto one
          another.

                              GIRLFRIEND
			(megaphone)
                    Oh..oh.. Yes Yes.. Oh You are so
                    strong.. Cut!

          The digging noise decreases as they are now under ground..
          dirt piles into the truck through a conveyor.

                              GIRLFRIEND
			(megaphone)
                    Oh Here let me help you.

          She gives one of the naked mannequins the megaphone and
          turns down the music. Then moves the lighting a little more.
          Then sits and drinks a soda. The digging noise stops.

          INT. MOLE

          The guys open the door and look around with a pen light.
          HERO Can you see anything?

                              FRIEND
                    Not really

                              HERO
                    Come on climb down.

                              FRIEND
                    Wow, it worked.

                              HERO
                    Yea look at this. But we'll need to
                    make out the date. Let's get the
                    rig up. Whrrrrrr.

          EXT. TRUCK

          A large pile of dirt extends from the back of the truck.
	  Girlfriend waits. As the Guards arrive.

          INT. JAIL CELL -NIGHT

          The heroes wait.

                              FRIEND
                    What do we do now?
 
                              HERO
                    I don't know.

                              FRIEND
                    Well you usually get us out of a
                    jam. I though you said we were
                    safe.

                              HERO
                    We were, but I didn't count on us
                    both ending up in jail.

          A tray of food is shoved in.

          EXT. GIZA -NIGHT -AERIAL VIEW

          The ancient city sleeps.

          INT. DAD'S HOUSE

          Dad bails them out. A bookshelf in the background, the
          symbol of their indelible kinship in learning. Phone call:

                              DAD
                    Hi, Good.. Oh. It's my son is doing
                    this.. thing.. It's really more of
                    a hobby..he studies artifacts.. And
                    right now they're tourists, good
                    kids, yes, studied literature and
                    he needs a.. thing straightened
                    out.. I need you to call the number
                    I sent you.

                              DAD
                    No, No international waters.

                              DAD
                    No. Nothing defaced.

                              DAD
                    No nothing, nothing missing.

                              DAD
                    Yes everyone's ok. Uh.. Thanks. I
                    .. yes, I will. Thank, thank you.
 
          INT. COURT -MORNING

          The guys are brought in to court. The girl is brought into
          court. They sit together. They are tired and their disguises
          are worn and less noticeable. Something is called out and
          the judge asks the attorney to explain the case. He does.
          There is some confusion. And talking and the judge looks
          flustered but gavels.

                              LAWYER
                    Uh.. the court finds that you pay
                    the money.

                              HERO
                    What?

                              LAWYER
                    ..for operating a digging machine,
                    without a permit.

                              HERO
                    Oh! Thank you! Thank you your
                    honor! Thank you!

                              LAWYER
                    But you are asked to stay away from
                    the Pyramid.

                              HERO
                    Thank you! Thank You!

                              FRIEND
                    huh..yea. Right.

          INT. CAFE' -DAY

                              HERO
                         (on phone )
                    Thanks Dad.. Dad, thanks, it was,
                    they have, we were, exploring. And
                    I..

                              DAD
                    I Know darn well what you were up
                    to.

                              HERO
                    Well I'm sorry. I don't know what
                    happened. And anyway Thanks.
 
                              DAD
                         (on phone)
                    Oh Don't thank me! Thank my friend
                    at the consulate and his friends
                    downtown. They got you off. You
                    know they're very funny about
                    people digging things up around
                    there!

                              HERO
                    Well thanks.. I mean that.

                              DAD
                    Oh I know, thanks Dad I didn't
                    have the money for bail, Thanks
                    Dad We were just investigating in
                    a restricted area.. Oh we were just
                    flying around doing crazy things..

                              HERO
                    Dad

                              DAD
                    We were just climbing into a high
                    security..

                              HERO
                    Dad..

                              DAD
                    What?

                              HERO
                    Thanks.

                              DAD
                    Yes. Your welcome. I just hope you
                    learned your lesson. You have your
                    whole life ahead of you. You're
                    smart. You should be working at a
                    good company with benefits! And
                    settle down with that nice girl
                    friend of yours!

                              HERO
                    Dad
 
                              DAD
                    That's what I'd do if I were in
                    your place. I'd..

                              HERO
                    Dad

                              DAD
                    I'd be looking at my future. And
                    not playing around in the dirt on
                    some..

                              HERO
                    Dad.

                              DAD
                    on some hunch..that was never going
                    to ..

                              HERO
                    DAD!

                              DAD
                    What?

                              HERO
                    I love you.

                              DAD
                    I love you to son. But please..
                    try, try and use your head..please.

                              HERO
                    I will dad.

                              DAD
                    Alright well.. if you don't mind..
                    I'm going to try and get some
                    sleep.

          EXT. CAFE' -DAY

          Back at the sundrenched table.

                              FRIEND
                    What did your dad say?

                              HERO
                    He thinks I should find another
                    line of work.

                              FRIEND
                    Yea..
 
                              HERO
                    All Right that was a setback. But
                    we got in.

                              FRIEND
                    Yea but now they'll be all over the
                    place.

                              HERO
                    We must have missed something. We
                    have to search that tomb.

                              FRIEND
                    Woa, we're, already in trouble.

                              HERO
                    The lawyer said they would return
                    the machine. I gave them the
                    address.

                              FRIEND
                    But how are we going to get in if
                    they're all over the place?

                              HERO
                    I don't know. Um.. Listen I'm sorry
                    I got you guys into that.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    mmm.

                              FRIEND
                    Yea.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    mm..

                              HERO
                    What?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    I liked it.

                              FRIEND
                    Huh!

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Ha ha .. ha ha..
 
                              HERO
                    Ha ha ha ha.. Ok. Listen we came
                    all this way to find the greatest
                    treasure in history. We can't just
                    give up. We have to be smart. Were
                    not the only ones to be thwarted by
                    a few setbacks. When Napoleon
                    visited the Pyramids he didn't even
                    go in..

                              FRIEND
                    Wait. Napoleon visited the great
                    pyramids?

          Intermittent reenactment.

                              HERO
                    Yea in..1800s after he rose to
                    power (reenactment) he took an 
		    expedition of men to explore the 
		    Pyramid but it was said he waited 
		    outside.

                              FRIEND
                    Why would he do that?

                              HERO
                    Exactly. Why wouldn't he tour the
                    inside?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Maybe he was claustrophobic.

                              FRIEND
                    Maybe he just didn't want to risk
                    an attack.

                              HERO
                    Yes all good choices.

                              FRIEND
                    ok.. what do you think?

                              HERO
                    I think he knew that the treasure
                    would not be there unless there was
                    a cult to protect it and that they
                    would never show him the door. So
                    he had others go in his place,
                    hoping later to catch wind of the
                    conspiracy from his spies and then
                    find the entrance.
 
                              FRIEND
                    So the expedition was a sham?

                              HERO
                    Yea.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    But no word came and nothing was
                    found.

                              HERO
                    Maybe.. or maybe that's how the key
                    got out..

                              FRIEND
                    Oh the key! What happened to it?
                    Did they take it?

                              HERO
                    No.. I hid it in the sand when we
                    were arrested.

                              FRIEND
                    In the.. ohhhhh..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    ohh..

                              HERO
                    What..

                              FRIEND
                    So, we have to go back.

                              HERO
                    Yes.. But I have another idea.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    ohh

                              FRIEND
                    Oh great.

          EXT. GIZA PLATEAU - HERO BINOCULARS -DAY

          Men pull the truck away from the hole. And put cones around
          the site, then leave. Hero and friends share binoculars.
          Hero sketches on a small pad..

                              FRIEND
                    There it is.. they took it away. So
                    the site is open. I don't think
                    they're going in right away.
 
                              HERO
                    No.. they would call an
                    archeological team. But that will
                    take time. There is some work on
                    going on nearby.

                              FRIEND
                    Oh..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Aww.. I don't know..

                              HERO
                    Maybe you're right. But we need to
                    get in there.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea but look what happened last
                    time.

                              HERO
                    You know maybe we should cover all
                    bases. Why don't you contact
                    Livingston and see if there's
                    anything more you can find out
                    about her grandfather's stories.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Stories..

                              HERO
                    Yes.. Remember we have a key.. we
                    need to find the lock.. legends,
                    myths.. stories handed down from
                    parent to child, grandparent to
                    grandchild.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    But that's fallible.. yes legends
                    can alter over time but nobody
                    forgets that Noah built a boat! Ok
                    maybe he had elephants, maybe he
                    didn't. But people remember enough
                    to make the story durable. So we
                    might need to track down a legend.
                    You go. See if there's anything we
                    missed.

                              FRIEND
                    And us?
 
                              HERO
                    We'll look around..

          INT. GIZA PLATEAU - DAY - VOLENTER ARCHIOLOGY

          The Guys walk on to a group that is forming to instruct
          people on archeology. They are covered in floppy hats and
          sunglasses. Hero carries a tiny drafting brush. The Friend
          carries a child's pale and shovel. They keep an eye on the
          target site as the archeologist talks.

                              ARCHEOLOGIST
                    Good after noon everyone. We are
                    all hear? Today we will be looking
                    at a tomb from 22nd century BC. We
                    will be unearthing that site and
                    clearing some of the top layers...

                              FRIEND
                    look

                              HERO
                    yea..

                              ARCHEOLOGIST
                    You will need some tools.. You can
                    each take some tools.. and some
                    screens to sift with. We'll walk
                    down to the site and I will get you
                    started.

          EXT. GIZA PLATEAU -DAY -VILLAINS LOOK ON

                              VILLAIN
                    They're up there. Look, there. Any
                    chance they can get in?

                              KITCH
                    No.. Not with all that security.
                    They're safe for now. We'll wait.

          EXT. GIZA PLATEAU -DAY -LAZY DIG

          The hero and friend are lounging on an outcrop of dirt
          lazily brushing the sand and sifting.. and watching.

                              ARCHEOLOGIST
                    Come on. Stay focused. There's
                    history right there. Right under
                    your fingers! Oh..I ask for helpers
                    and this is what I get. Very good
                    everyone. She how she does it.
 
          INT. CITY -DAY

          The Girlfriend exits a cab at the hotel of the Thera
          Livingston on the historic side of town. She enters and
          climbs the stairs. The door is ajar. She enters. The place
	  is ransacked, some fruit trampled, things overturned, her
          silks scattered on the floor.  Girlferiend walks round the
          corner to look in the bathroom, Thera is sobbing.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Are you all right?

                              THERA
                    Who is it?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    It's (Girlfriend), we met the other
                    day. What happened?

                              THERA
                    Oh.. I thought you were with them.
                    They came. They would not listen.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Let me help you. Who are they?

                              THERA
                    People who do not respect the old
                    ways. They are only in it for their
                    own enrichment.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    What happened?

                              THERA
                    They were looking for you.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    For me.

                              THERA
                    For your friend. Your find has
                    generated some interest. But they
                    will not win. Why are you here?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    I came to ask you if there were
                    anything else you could tell us.
                    The stories you mentioned. Any
                    legends.
 
                              THERA
                    I have told you what I know.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Here I'll get something for that.

          The girlfriend goes into the other room and is captured and
          taken away. Thera screams and yells after them then uses the
          phone.

          EXT. GIZA PLATEAU -DAY

          The Guys are still digging and decide to make a break for
          it. But are seen and diverted.

                              FRIEND
                    Alright the coast is clear

                              HERO
                    Ok Stay Close. Just Keep walking.

          They see someone and pause pretending to be pointing to
          things. And talking. Nonsense talk.

                              HERO
                    Ya Ya.. this uh that..

                              FRIEND
                    eh over there and uh you

                              HERO
                    and that and this and that..

                              FRIEND
                    And uh there and uh.. Yea.

                              HERO
                    And uh very nice.

                              FRIEND
                    uh huh . 

	  The person looks away. They continue walking.

                              HERO
                    Ok we got lucky. I don't want them
                    finding us up here.

                              FRIEND
                    Right.

          They see another guard in the distance. And divert another
          way
 
                              HERO
                    Come on..

          INT. THE HOLE -DAY

          The hero and friend run into the dig site. And down in to
          the hole where they take pictures of the walls. Then out of
          the hole and down the hill and away.

                              HERO
                    You go ahead give me a minute..
                    Ok.. We have a problem. It's gone.
                    The pertica is gone. The guards
                    must have picked it up. Quick let's
                    get the pictures and go.

          EXT. CAR -DAY

          Back at the car. Hero and Friend jump in then stop somewhere
          in a park with swaying palms and birds.

                              FRIEND
                    Ok let's see what we have. The
                    toumb of.. hatakatanashepa..
                    something.. this is .. 11th century
                    BC.. We're fifteen hundred years
                    off..

                              HERO
                    Are you sure?

                              FRIEND
                    Yes.. this is definitely a bird..
                    and yes.. that's this one here.

                              HERO
                    So there's no way.

                              FRIEND
                    There's no way this was built as
                    part of the original pyramid
                    complex. I don't know what to say.

                              HERO
                    I know. I don't understand. We had
                    everything right. It all fits.
                    Something's wrong. Ok (girlfriend)
                    should be back by now.. Let's get
                    back to the warehouse. I need to
                    think.

          FADE
 
          INT. PANTRY / VILIAN HOUSE / GIZA PATEAU

          Girlfriend is captive. A man hangs up her cell phone.

          EXT. CAR -DAY

          Hero calling girlfriend but no answer.

                              HERO
                    She hung up. 

			      FRIEND 
		    She was going to talk to 
		    Livingston.

                              HERO
                    Let's go see her.

          Two begin to leave as federal agents arrive and want to
          talk to their parties of interest.

          INT. EMBASY -AFTERNOON

          The Hero and friend await questioning.

                              FRIEND
                    How do you want to uh..

                              HERO
                    We have nothing. Let's just tell
                    them everything. They're going to
                    find out anyway.

          The guys are interviewed by an agent.

                              AGENT1
                    I understand you've been on a
                    little safari over here. You've
                    been in some interesting places.
                    What's going on?

                              HERO
                    Um well we had entertained some
                    possibility

                              FRIEND
                    A hope.

                              HERO
                    A hope, of finding some missing
                    artifacts.. that is some..

                              FRIEND
                    uh.. dreams really.

                              HERO
                    or dreams of finding a..
 
			      FRIEND
		    A treasure.           

                              HERO
                    Hopes.

			      FRIEND
		    Dreams.

                              HERO
                    Hopes and dreams.

			      FRIEND
		    He was hoping, I was dreaming.

                              HERO
                    But nothing more. We had an
                    artifact.

                              HERO
                    But it's missing. 

			      AGENT1
		    That's it?

                              FRIEND
                    Yea.

                              HERO
                    There was a clue..

                              FRIEND
                    Yea.

                              AGENT1
                    And what what that?

          		      Hero
		    Uh well the Louisiana purchase 
		    was 60 Million dollars and if you 
		    divide that by 1600 talents 

			      FRIEND
		    and the number Pi..

			      HERO
		    ..you get number. Uh 1492. 

			      FRIEND
		    A theory.

                              AGENT1
                    I see. And that's it?

                              HERO
                    Well we had an artifact.. 

			      AGENT
		    An artifact?

			      HERO
		    Yes, with a certain length.

                              FRIEND
                    If you measured.

                              HERO
                    ..between two points.
		    we think it was important.
 
                              AGENT1
                    Length.

          A beat.

                              AGENT2
                    Do you want me to do a psych on
                    them?

                              HERO
                    Woa, Let's not get crazy here! Were 
		    On vacation! Just seeing the sights!

                              AGENT1
                    No I don't think that will be
                    necessary. I think I know what
                    they're looking for. Word gets
                    around. I just have one question..
                    HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MINDS? If you
                    were digging up Washington we might
                    be able to protect you but there
                    are international jurisdictions
                    here. They're asking that you not
                    leave town. You're already 
		    suspected of defacing a world 
		    heritage site. Misleading
                    authorities, impersonating a
                    digging crew. Listen, whatever's
                    going on, you guys don't need this.
                    You're rich.. you're getting
                    yourselves into a dangerous game.
                    Why would you want to do that?

                              FRIEND
                    Were very..

                              HERO
                    Curious?

                              FRIEND
                    Historically inclined?

                              HERO
                    Artful?

          EXT. EMBASY -AFTERNOON

          Hero and friend regroup and go to find Girlfriend.

                              FRIEND
                    So, that went well.
 
                              HERO
                    I don't know.

                              FRIEND
                    Wwere not in jail.

                              HERO
                    That had occurred to me. But I 
		    don't they're telling us
                    everything. We have to find
                    (Girlfriend)

          INT. THERA LINVINGSTON'S BUILDING / ROOM -AFTERNOON

          Arrive at apartment. Down the hall. The door is ajar and the
          Hero rushes in to find Thera straightening up. She is
          startled and grabs a heavy candelabra.

                              THERA
                    hha?

                              HERO
                    Wait.. We came to help.

                              THERA
                    Oh. I'm sorry your friend, she has
                    been taken.

                              HERO
                    Taken? What happened?

                              THERA
                    They were here. Men, looking for
                    you, the object.

                              HERO
                    The key.

                              THERA
                    Key?

                              HERO
                    Yes we believe it is a key to the
                    Great Pyramid.

                              THERA
                    I see. Your friend was asking about
                    legends.

                              HERO
                    Yes if there is anything else you
                    can remember about the stories from
                    your grandfather.
 
                              THERA
                    I told you all I know.

                              HERO
                    I understand. I'm sorry We didn't
                    want to put you in any danger.

                              THERA
                    No of course not. But your friend.
                    These Men they are not like the
                    others. They are very persistent.

                              HERO
                    Others? Don't worry we'll take care
                    of that. Please let us know if you
                    think of anything else. We'll be at
                    the hotel.

          EXT. THERA LIVINGSTON APARTMENT -AFTERNOON

          The guys exit the apartment finding a business card. Someone
          runs.. they chase him but he shoots and the Heroes hide then
          the villain gets away on a motor cycle. 

			      HERO 
		    Hey! Wait! Come on.

                              HERO
                    What did you do with her!!!

	  (pow, pow)
                              FRIEND
                    Watch it!  

			      FRIEND 
		    He's gone. Did you see the 
		    license plate.

                              HERO
                    No.

                              FRIEND
                    How do we find them?

                              HERO
                    This card. This was not left by
                    accident.

                              FRIEND
                    What do we do?

                              HERO
                    Let's get back and figure this out.

          INT. HOTEL / ROOM -AFTERNOON

          Through the lobby, down the hall, The hotel room is trashed.
 
                              HERO
                    I should have expected.

                              FRIEND
                    This is not going well.

			      HERO
		    The computer's still here.

                              FRIEND
                    They were looking for the pertica.

                              HERO
                    Alright this is what we do. They
                    have (Girlfriend) We go and get her
                    back.

                              FRIEND
                    Let me see that card.

          On the computer which was not taken.

                              FRIEND
                    This is a house just down river
                    from here. There's a dock and a
                    pool.. nice house. Should we call
                    the police?

                              HERO
                    No let's go see what he wants.

                              FRIEND
                    See what he wants?

          EXT. VILIAN HOUSE -AFTERNOON

          The Guys show up at the villains house. Through the gate.
          They are shown to him.

                              HERO
                    Were here to see Guilder.

          INT. ROOM WITH MANY STATUES AND ARTIFACTS -AFTERNOON

                              GUILDER
                    Ahh famed fortune hunter has
                    followed the cheese. Squeek..
                    squeek..

                              HERO
                    Does the council of antiquities
                    know you have these?
 
                              GUILDER
                    Not everyone can know everything.
                    I'm measured in my dealings.

                              HERO
                    Where is she?

                              GUILDER
                    Gentlemen. Why aren't we happy?

                              HERO
                    I guess were not fond of
                    kidnapping. Where is she?

  	  Gilder gestures and she is brought out.

                              HERO
                    Are you all right!?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yes.

                              GUILDER
                    Alright indeed.

                              HERO
                    Just tell us, what do you want?

                              GUILDER
                    What I want? Aren't you wondering
                    why I set up shop a few minutes
                    from the most ancient and
                    magnificent monument the world has
                    ever known?

                              HERO
                    We're not interested in your
                    megalomaniac fantasies.

                              GUILDER
                    Aww.. You used to give me more
                    credit than that. Look around you.
                    My fantasies come true.

                              HERO
                    Through theft and deception. Just
                    let her go.

                              GUILDER
                    Oh.. I will. But first I thought
                    you might want to haggle for this.
 
          Guilder reveals the gold rod.

                              FRIEND
                    Oh.. not good.

                              GUILDER
                    Yes it's always important to bring
                    a bargaining chip. You've been very
                    busy lately.

                              HERO
                    Ok you got what you want just let
                    her go?

                              GUILDER
                    Aw now look.. that's what I'm
                    talking about.. What kind of deal
                    is that? You come away with
                    nothing. See this is exactly what
                    I'm talking about. Nobody knows how
                    to do business anymore! What is it
                    that I want? This? Her? Now I'm
                    confused. Yea. That's confusing.
                    What do I want? I want something
                    from you. Sign this.

                              HERO
                    What is it?

                              GUILDER
                    Just a contract.

                              HERO
                    For what?

                              GUILDER
                    For publishing rights on whatever
                    you find out there. I know how
                    clever you are. But we all want
                    something. Don't we?

                              FRIEND
                    Don't do it.

                              GUILDER
                    Don't do it?

	  He throws Hero the gold rod.) 

		 	      GUILDER (cont)
		    Not much of a negotiator. So hard 
		    to get good help. Isn't that right 
		    Kitch?

                              KITCH
                    Yea.
 
                              HERO
                    He's got us where he wants us. I
                    sign this and you give us the girl
                    and this?

                              GUILDER
                    Yea. Doesn't sound so bad. Does it?

                              HERO
                    And you get publishing rights?

                              GUILDER
                    Yea all those books, postcards,
                    exhibitions.. or maybe you want to
                    see how far I'll go to get what I
                    want.

                              HERO
                    We already know that. Fine, let her
                    go and I'll sign it.

                              GUILDER
                    So smart. Kitch.. That pen was used
                    by Roosevelt.. anti-trust legislation 
		    I think.

          He signs.

                              GUILDER
                    I'll need that back. There. You got
                    what you want. I got what I want.
                    See. Everybody's happy. Kitch..give
                    them a head start.

                              HERO
                    Head start? Come on.

          INT. VILLAIN HOUSE

          The hero and friends move quickly toward to door and through
          the house.

          INT. VILLAIN HOUSE

          Guilder nods and Kitch takes off after them.

          INT. VILLAIN HOUSE

          Kitch shoots and hero discovers a hole in his jacket.

                              HERO
                    Oh not cool.. That is really not
                    cool! Come on!
 
          Another villain, they fight and knock over a statue.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Watch out!

                              HERO
                    Huh? Urgghhh. Oooph....this way!

          EXT. VILLAIN HOUSE -DAY

          Villain has boats. They run and are blocked from the car.
          There are jet skis, a speed boat and a larger yacht. The
          heroes run for the speed boat. A couple more villains join
          in the chase.

                              FRIEND
                    Ohhh this is not good.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Where are you going?

          INT SPEED BOAT -DAY

                              HERO
                    I don't know. Hop in. Stay down.

          The engine doesn't start.. Friend hooks up the battery.

                              FRIEND
                    Oh.. hey!

	  It starts, they speed away.

			      FRIEND (cont) 
		    Wooaa! 

	  Speed boat waahhhhhhhhh. Followed by jetskis.
          Weeeeeeehhh Boat Fight.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    There, on the left!

                              FRIEND
                    Oh!

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    On the right!

                              FRIEND
                    Oh!

                              HERO
                    Ok stay down I have a plan.

          shooting Chase, A Jet Ski crashes over boat in a turn while
          heroes duck... Alligators abound... fish swim amid river
          plants... Friend hits one of the jet skis with a lifereserver.
 
                              FRIEND
                    Water safety. Sorry!

          Second jet ski... The Heroes boat through the tributary..
          hide in the reeds... engine talls. The second jet ski hits the 
	  boat.. guy can't find his gun.. climbs to the boat girlfriend 
	  is about to hit him with an oar. An alligator takes him first.

                              VILLAIN
                    Ahhhhghhh!

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Watch out! Ohh!
                         (cling to Hero)

          Restart.. Engine trouble! We hear other jet skis.

                              HERO
                    oh oh..

                              FRIEND
                    Ok that's bad.

          Restart engine and runs badly.. back to house.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    What are you going?

                              HERO
                    We need a change..

                              FRIEND
                    Oh were back to the dangerous
                    place. Uh, you know, they were
                    shooting at us 'before' we took 
		    their boat.

          EXT/INT. LARGE YACHT -DAY

          The boat is almost out of gas.. engine failing... they
          heroes board the large yacht... down the river... more jet
          skis... return from tributary.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    They're gaining.

          Ducking, ducking, fighting, ducking.. Kicking... Now near
          the bridges of the city..

                              HERO
                    Watch out!
 
                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Oh!..

                              FRIEND
                    Here.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Ha!

          She klunks the guy on the jet ski.. he falls but then
          recovers and peruses.. Friend hits another.

                              FRIEND
                    Not bad.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Thanks.

                              FRIEND
                    Watch it!

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Ha!

          EXT. LARGE YACHT -PARTY DECK -AFTERNOON

          The heroes are thrilled to escape and realize they have the
	  boat to themselves.
                              ALL
                    Yeaaa Ha Ha. Mmm.

          A conspiratorial look and the Heros burst into the boat lounge
	 (music) so they put some shrimp on the grill, light cigars and 
	  raid the wet bar sauntering about with drinks and implements, 
	  grabbing lobster bibs, grass fedoras sunglasses, towels etc.. 
	  cooking and tasting brandies, Smoking cigars. They lounge on 
	  the main deck and cease the vacation.

                              ALL
                    Ohh, hey.. ahh.. mmmm..

          Villains follow in the distance.

                              FRIEND
                    Uh I don't want to be the barer of
                    bad news but look.

                              HERO
                    Oh they're regaining.
 
                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Were out of life preservers!

                              HERO
                    I have a plan...Come on. Come up
                    here. Hurry!

                              FRIEND
                    Uh they are going to get on!

                              HERO
                    Just come!

                              FRIEND
                    They will be on the boat in a
                    minute!

                              HERO
                    Ok just stay where you are!

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    They're climbing in!

                              HERO
                    Don't move!

                              FRIEND
                    Oh no.

          INT RIVER AND CITY -DAY

          SMASHHHHHHH!!!! They crash boat into a dock. The heroes 
	  are thrown into water over dock... Bad guys injured 
	  climbing into the yacht. Ladies washing clothes watch 
	  the Heros fly through the air... there is smoke and a 
	  slight fire. The heroes climb out of the water past people
	  who are washing clothes and fishing. They run through town. 
	  The villains follow! Across busy street, through busy 
	  bizarre, past the hookah bar, split up.

                              HERO
                    OK.. you trust me right?

                              FRIEND
                    Uh no boat... sure..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Wait, the artifact.

                              HERO
                    I have it. Go that way and meet me
                    in the rail yard.
 
          Hero distracts the villains they follow him, but he pulls
          himself up into a market awning over vegetables. The 
	  villains stop nearby -slow motion- the golden bar slips out 
	  of hero's belt and tumbles down (wince) hidden in a trough 
	  of grain.  The bad guys pass. But an old woman scoops a cup
	  of flower. Hero jumps down and grab the bar from the flower
	  bin and apologizes to old woman.

                              HERO
                    I Sorry. (peck on the head)

          Then confront shop owner, Pause then RUN!

                              HERO
                    Uh.. ha ha..

          Heroes backtrack, some chickens or pigeons are disturbed but
          not badly, through hookah bar, down alley.. through
          industrial area...finds other heroes... they reconnect in an
          industrial area, villains not far behind...

                              HERO
                    Ok I bought us a little time.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Look!

                              FRIEND
                    Oh gosh.

          The Heroes hop a train at the last minute.

          EXT. RAIL YARD -AFTERNOON

          Villains are not going to jump a damn train.. they are
          already hurt and wet. A pistol is thrown to the ground. It
          goes off, startling but not injuring anyone.

          EXT. TRAIN TRACK IN TOWN

          The heroes jump to a sand dune (roll down)...walk back into
          town.

          INT. HOTEL ROOM -AFTERNOON

          Exhausted travelers regroup at the hotel. Bursting into
          their room.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    I'm done. This is crazy.

                              FRIEND
                    She has a point.
 
                              GIRLFRIEND
                    They were shooting at us!

                              FRIEND
                    Shooting Hero.

                              HERO
                    I know. That wasn't supposed to
                    happen.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    ..well I'm not staying around to do
                    it again.

                              HERO
                    Wait. Were safe.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Safe?!

                              HERO
                    Yes Safe. They got what they
                    wanted.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Publishing rights? He's crazy! And
                    you're crazy and I'm leaving.

                              HERO
                    Yes but we got away. And I don't
                    think they're going to bother us.

                              FRIEND
                    Ok Why? Why are they now going to
                    leave us alone after we wrecked
                    their boat and we got one of them
                    eaten?

                              HERO
                    Because they are going to wait till
                    we discover the treasure.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    They are?

                              HERO
                    Yes. That's all Guilder wants. And
                    his cronies just want to get paid.

                              FRIEND
                    I hate when you make sense.
 
                              GIRLFRIEND
                    So were safe.

                              HERO
                    Yes.

                              FRIEND
                    He's right.

                              HERO
                    Until we find the treasure.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    I knew it!

                              FRIEND
                    Well that's reasonable, I guess.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    And you expect me to go along with
                    you on this ..this lunacy!

                              HERO
                    .. well.. yea.. I .. basically.

                              FRIEND
                    I'm... gona, go get dressed..

                              HERO
                    Listen this went a little farther
                    than I planned. But we're almost
                    there. We just need to get into the
                    site and have a look around. You
                    can wait as look out.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    So now I'm just an accomplice?

                              HERO
                    .. Well you make a nice accomplice.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    I do?

                              HERO
                    Yea. And you got the guy on the jet
                    ski.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    I did.
 
                              HERO
                    Yea. So, let's get dressed and
                    we'll have a look around. Just see
                    how it goes.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Just see how it goes..

                              HERO
                    Yes. That's all.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Alright. But one more problem and
                    I'm out.

                              HERO
                    That's all I can ask.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    All right.

          Just then the maid looks in and sees the mess and covers her
          mouth and makes a morally judgmental look. 

	  Now dressed. The heroes try to leave but find the villains 
	  are watching them from down the hall. They are trapped in 
	  the hotel room. 

                              HERO
                    Alright. Now let's just.. (open
                    door) Hold it. Down the hall.
                    That's one of them.

                              FRIEND
                    Were trapped.

                              HERO
                    let me think. (looks out window)
                    Hmm there too.

	  They go to the window and see a motor cycle in the street. 
	  Another villain.

          EXT. HOTEL WINDOW -OUT THE WINDOW -AFTERNOON

          The Heroes look outside the window. 

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Oh.. look there!.. 

			      HERO 
		    Come on.. I don't want them to know
		    where we are going.

                              FRIEND
                    Oh I feel safe now.
 
                              GIRLFRIEND
                    What. Are you serious?

                              HERO
                    Come on.. what afraid?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    I was all state in gymnastics..

                              FRIEND
                    You were?..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea in high school..

                              FRIEND
                    Oh..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    what?

                              FRIEND
                    nothing.

          So they go out the window.. But it's a tiny ledge.. They
          have to hold the electrical conduit above.. but they get to
          the end and it's exposed wires and no more ledge.

                              HERO
                    Ok.. Just hold this and don't let
                    go. And were walking. walking.
                    easy, Come on, A little more.

          A beat.

                              FRIEND
                    What is it?

                              HERO
                    Dead end.

                              FRIEND
                    Oh

                              HERO
                    Sarry.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    You should be..

                              HERO
                    No your Sarry, give it to me.
 
                              FRIEND
                    Well actually yes. A little. I am a
                    little circumspect about the whole
                    thing.

                              HERO
                    Not you. Your sarry.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    What me? I'm not apologizing. I've
                    been very understanding here.

                              HERO
                    No, just give it to me. the sarry your 
		    wearing  Take it off. I need it so we 
		    can climb down.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Oh, that's just so convenient.

                              FRIEND
                    She's right.. but we are two
                    stories up and it is a great time
                    not to argue.

          EXT HOTEL GROUND AND STREETS

          The Heroes climb down Girlfriend is now in a sport bra 
	  and mini skirt.. They continue on with the plan but they 
	  are chased!

                              FRIEND
                    Oh no..

                              HERO
                    Come on RUN!

          The Heroes are shot at. They take an unoccupied taxi and 
	  speed away. The driver returns with a falafel and cup of 
	  yogurt and wonders why this happened to him.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Here they come.
 
          INT/EXT. TAXI -CHASE

          Neck and neck. One cycle crashes away smashing some apparel
          stands the rider's limbs twirling through the air as he
          becomes covered in beads, scarfs and a large rug before
          scattering a thousand bronze carafes and woven baskets. The
          other cycle shoots the gas tank and the taxi leaks profusely,
	  then again, and it bursts into flames. The burning taxi is 
	  now causing people to pray in the streets and creating
          billows of black smoke which a cyclist tries to avoid. The
          Taxi begins to sputter. The taxi stops, drifts. They run
          again. Running down steps, through bizarre, a residential
          ally, turning left and right, twice, nearly run over by the
          remaining motorcycle which now dices back and forth. Down a
          narrow ally. The motorcycle stops then grins as he spots the
          Heros running from view. They slide an open dumpster in front 
	  of the passing motorcycle and it crashes over spilling the
          contents. They take the bike and flee before he wakes.

          INT/EXT. MOTORCYCLE

          The Heroes escape the pursuit and pass the taxi driver who
          shakes his fist. They continue and are halted by an
          unexpected crossing guard.

          EXT. VILLAIN HOUSE -LATE AFTERNOON

          The Heroes cautiously go back to the car. The bad guys see
          them driving off. One waves to the other who runs into the
          low ultramodern river mansion. The heroes drive off to the
          warehouse. The heroes enter the warehouse.

          EXT. WEARHOUSE -DUSK

          Angry look from the girlfriend and they enter and blithely
          repaint the car and head out.

                              FRIEND
                    It's

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Fresh.

          EXT. GIZA PLATEAU --BINOCULARS --NIGHT (EVENING?)

          Men stake off the area with red tape. Various guards pass
          the dig site. The truck is gone.

                              FRIEND
                    Looks like they got the truck.
 
                              HERO
                    Don't worry they'll return it to
                    the rental company.

                              FRIEND
                    I hope so. It's on my card. Well, a
                    card I made up on the computer, but
                    still.

                              HERO
                    Look the hole is right next to the
                    road. If there's anything to find
                    they could stumble across it soon.
                    So we have to get in there. We just
                    need to get on that road.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Oh Alright. You want me to pretend
                    to be a dumb tourist. And drive you
                    to it.. then you just roll out and
                    jump in.. Come on, say it..

                              FRIEND
                    What?

                              HERO
                    Huh? I don't want you to getting
                    caught. I have another plan.

          EXT. NEAR GIZA PLATEAU --IN CAR -NIGHT

          Jamoo drives as heroes are ducking in the back of a car.
          Friend has a remote control car. They drive into the area.

                              HERO
                    Ok you ready.. now this is really
                    important just go slowly and stop
                    where I tell you then you take the
                    car back to the hotel.

                              JAMOO
                    ah..Haa.. Yes! Jamoo good driver!
                    No problem. I'll take you there.
                    Find the treasure, and you can pay
                    Jamoo!

                              HERO
                    Ok Let's go.
 
          The four drive slowly inand pause to release the toy car.. 
	  then drive on.. slowly they roll past the landmark.. then 
	  near the dig site.

                              FRIEND
                    Oh Here.

                              HERO
                    Ok slow down.

          The toy car races off.. 'wheeeeeee' It stops. It looks left
          and right. vzzz vzzz. (we see the image from the car)
          (Reaction Friend who steers it, the heroes look on.) The car
          races off again. It stops in front of the guard station and
          looks left and right vzzz vzzz then races in a tight circle.
          Then stops. A guard notices.

                              NIGHT GUARD
                    Hey what's this?

          The toy car races in a tight circle then stops and looks
          vzzz The guard is looking at it. The toy car races off.
          (Reaction guard) A second guard comes to see. The first
          guard runs after the toy car. (Reaction second guard) The
          second guard runs after the car. The toy car rolls on the
          bumpy terrain. (Toy car view of rolling on bumpy terrain)

                              FRIEND
                    It's working.

          (reaction kid) Car's eye view of the rocky terrain and the
          guard fast approaching as we veer away.

                              HERO
                    Good. Keep your head down. Let's
                    go.

          The heroes roll on, driven by kid. (reaction heroes) The 
	  guards run past each other as the toy car skirts away.

                              HERO
                    Ok we're at the dig site.

          The first guard nearly catches the toy car. (Reaction friend
          in goggles steering hard left)

                              HERO
                    Alright here. Come on. Out .. out..
                    Now you know what to do go to the
                    hotel.

          Friend leaves the remote control pinned. The two guards run
          across the expanse after the toy car.
 
                              JAMOO
                    Ok!

          The car drives away and leaves a large rock. The heroes hide 
	  under a large expandable screen (or rolling camouflage). The
	  heroes quickly move under the red tape and over to the hole.

          EXT. GUARD STATION -NIGHT

          Kid comes from the other direction and leaves unseen.

          INT. HOLE -NIGHT

          The Heroes enter the tomb and marvel at the work. Then find
          there is no door.

                              HERO
                    Ok Flashlights.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Got it.

                              FRIEND
                    Check.

                              HERO
                    Now let's get down there and have a
                    look around.

          The heroes walk down the incline into a tomb.

                              HERO
                    Oh..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Ahh

                              FRIEND
                    Wow.

                              HERO
                    Ok let's scan..

                              FRIEND
                    Scanning. Step back... I don't see
                    anything.

                              HERO
                    Are you sure?
 
                              FRIEND
                    Nothing.. a sarcophagus sized hole
                    under the false door. But no
                    passage way.

                              HERO
                    Check the rest of the floor.

                              FRIEND
                    Checking. Look out.

                              HERO
                    Darn it! I was certain this was it.

                              HERO
                    Ok.. let me think.. We must have
                    missed something. We were out from
                    the main structure.. the north
                    star. Then east to the rising
                    Orion. Found this dig site. Ok
                    stars align correctly The map of
                    the pyramid aligns correctly..
                    except it's to recent and no
                    entrance.

                              FRIEND
                    I don't know.. It's a dead end.

                              HERO
                    Yes but we missed. I got it. The
                    owl.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Owl?

                              HERO
                    Yes. We used the back of the dollar
                    bill. But there's a little owl on
                    the front of the dollar bill.

                              FRIEND
                    There is?

                              HERO
                    Yea. Wait. Look. Here. Give me the
                    light.

                              FRIEND
                    Oh..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Aww..
 
                              HERO
                    That's the other half of the clue!.
                    Ok Were very close. Let me think.
                    The Owl is in the upper right
                    perched to the left of the number
                    One. Number one is the first or a
                    symbol of the pinnacle. Pinnacle of
                    the pyramid. If we align the
                    pinnacle ...of the owl..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    The owl, which is Ursa Major!

                              HERO
                    Then that should align.. Do you
                    still have the star chart?

                              FRIEND
                    Yea it's in here with the
                    flashlights. Here.

                              HERO
                    Ok. Here's Ursa Major which is also
                    to the left of the north star this
                    time of year.

                              FRIEND
                    Ok So little dipper and Big Dipper.

                              HERO
                    Align this with our position brings
                    it to the equinox..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Planting season

                              HERO
                    The spring equinox was the start of
                    the growing season. Growing season,
                    the Origin of all life.. planting,
                    like planting in the ground.. like
                    going in the ground.. But which
                    part of the owl? I'll need to see
                    it.. Come on..

                              GUARD
                    Stop right there.
 
                              HERO
                    Oh.. Huh Hi were really lost.. Can
                    you help us? We were just looking
                    for the uh copa cabana. It's a
                    little stake and ale place near
                    here.

                              GUARD2
                    Don't move. Search them.

                              GUARD
                    What is this?

                              FRIEND
                    What this? This is a simple geo
                    scanner. Just looks a few feet into
                    the dirt.. See.. We were looking
                    for the rest room.

                              GUARD
                    Just flashlights and radios.

                              GUARD2
                    Alright Get them out of here. Come
                    on!

          EXT. HOLE -NIGHT

          The heroes emerge. To Guilder, Kitch and villains 1 and 2
          Sullen Hero is forced to carry all the gear.

                              GUILDER
                    Well. Look at that, Kitch. My new
                    security company has found a mouse.
                    What will we tell the authorities?

                              FRIEND
                    You bought the security company?

                              GUILDER
                    We will need to inspect. Tell me
                    what did you find?

                              FRIEND
                    Nothing.

                              HERO
                    We found an empty hole. There's
                    nothing. You're wasting your time.

                              GUILDER
                    Then you won't mind if I have a
                    look around. Keep them for me.
 
          He takes the scanner from Friend.

                              GUARD
                    Over There.

          The heroes are walked to a large rock. On the way the Hero
          checks the sky and sees the big dipper. Then looks at his
          star chart. Then check again before he sits as the handle of
          the big dipper comes into alignment with the pyramid top.
          Surprised hero looks again at his chart. The heroes are made
          to sit with their junk.

                              GUARD
                    {Don't move.}

                              FRIEND
                    We are really done.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    I'm sorry.

                              HERO
                    Just wait.

          By the hole.

                              GUILDER
                    Ok Let's Go! Keep an eye on them.

                              GUARD
                    Yes Sir.

                              GUILDER
                    Get a reading on all surfaces. The
                    entrance should be around here
                    somewhere.

          By the rock.

                              HERO
                    Listen it matches. The...

          Guard reaction.

                              HERO
                    It matches.

                              FRIEND
                    Huh?
 
                              HERO
                    It matches. The owl matches the
                    overlay matches. To right here.
                    Right there. Look. That's the tip
                    of the big dipper.

                              FRIEND
                    I don't know.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea, Come on they've got us.

                              FRIEND
                    Yea, where's the grand staircase?
                    Solve that riddle.

                              HERO
                    Yes, Riddle. The riddle of the
                    sphinx.

                              FRIEND
                    Oh here we go.

                              HERO
                    What walks on four legs in the
                    morning, two legs in the afternoon
                    and three legs in the evening.

                              FRIEND
                    We know this. Man. Man has 4 legs
                    when crawling then 2 legs when
                    walking then 3 legs using a cane in
                    old age.

          Guard reaction.

                              HERO
                    Yea something to lean on.

                              FRIEND
                    No, I'm sorry. I didn't bring a
                    cane. Were spent. Let's just enjoy
                    the stars.
 
                              HERO
                    It's got to be here. The entrance
                    would have to be hidden. We know
                    they could tunnel. They dug deep
                    trenches to cut millions of stone
                    blocks. But how to prevent people
                    from using the tunnel? Easy. No one
                    but would ever know the location.
                    Only the true shall pass. And the
                    single overriding principle of
                    truth. Everything fits.

                              FRIEND
                    Except that were under guard in a
                    restricted area.

          Guard reaction.

                              HERO
                    There must be an entrance. Easily
                    accessible. How else how would they
                    come and go?

                              FRIEND
                    I don't know, What happens when an
                    immovable object is hit by an
                    irresistible force?

                              HERO
                    I don't know. Wait. That's it!

          Checks the stars then pyramid.

                              FRIEND
                    Oh.. good cause I was just thinking
                    about all the sushi I'll miss in
                    Jail.

                              HERO
                    No this is.

          Guard goes to the car to use the radio.

                              HERO
                    Come on. Help me.

          Hero begins pushing on the rock.
 
                              FRIEND
                    Huh? Oh that's just desperation. I
                    understand.

                              HERO
                    Don't you see? The world is the
                    irresistible force this is the
                    immovable object. Just do it.

                              FRIEND
                    Right last ditch effort.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Fine, in for a penny.

          The Guard turns to see the Heroes all standing prostrate
          against the large rock, he laughs, and looks away again.
          Just then the rock begins to budge. But it's stuck.

                              FRIEND
                    Oh no way.

                              HERO
                    Something's in the way. Hold on.
    
	  Hero runs around to the other side. He moves a smaller rock. 
	  The whole rock follows.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    My God

                              HERO
                    Come on.

          They grab the bag and descend the staircase and pull the
          giant rock over themselves. The guard looks over and does
          not see them. Walks over and does not find them. Runs around
          the rock then back. Then he goes to the hole. Pauses, then
          marches in.

          INT. TUNNEL A

          The Heroes turn on the flashlights then Hero sees scorpions
          on the ground and offers glow sticks with reflectors to
          conserve flashlights.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Ohh.. yuck (cob webs)
 
                              HERO
                    Shhh Shh.. Ok they will take a
                    while to figure out we're gone..
                    Here. We'll want to conserve
                    flashlights.

          They proceed down the narrow shaft into the ground.

          EXT. HOTEL -NIGHT

          In town the boy parks the car. And the hotel detective sees
          him. But the boy runs.

          INT. HOLE -NIGHT

          The Guard explains the heroes are missing.

                              GUARD
                    They're gone.

                              GUILDER
                    What?

                              GUARD
                    They escaped.

                              GUILDER
                    I ask you to do one thing.

                              GUARD
                    I'm sorry. They must have run.

                              GUILDER
                    Search the area. Run a wide sweep.
                    You take the truck. The rest of you
                    come with me.

          INT. TUNNEL A

          The Heroes continue down the tunnel.

                              HERO
                    Careful.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Cobweb..

                              FRIEND
                    Yea so uh.. just look for a sign
                    saying big riches enter at your
                    risk. (looks at compass) Wait
                    aren't we going the wrong
                    direction? The tunnel leads away
                    from the pyramid.
 
                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Oh, That was another squishy thing.

                              HERO
                    I know. Just watch your step. Were
                    headed toward the sphinx. I have a
                    feeling this is a larger than we
                    thought. There's something a ahead.

          EXT. GIZA PLATEAU -NIGHT

          The bad guys stop the truck.

                              GUARD
                    Nothing. They must be really fast.

                              GUILDER
                    Wait a minute. What did you see?
                    Head back.

                              GUARD2
                    Heading back.

          INT. TUNNEL A

          The heroes discover the library of the sphinx.

                              HERO
                    Ok were still heading south east.

                              FRIEND
                    And we have the sandwiches.

                              HERO
                    That's good. We might need them.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    You're hungry?

                              FRIEND
                    No.. But I am in a hole in the
                    ground. I'm trying to think
                    positive. 

			      HERO 
		    Watch it. It drops
                    here.

                              FRIEND
                    Ok.. Descending the creepy tunnel.

                              HERO
                    Ok.. Here it is.. I can't see
                    anything. Flashlights.
 
          INT. LIBRARY OF THE SPHINX

          The heroes enter the library of the Sphinx. A number of
          shelves with scrolls and some wall paintings of scribes. A
          table and low bench. A large devotional panel in the wall
          shows a bird head with his hand extended upright.

                              HERO
                    Here it is!

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Ok..

                              FRIEND
                    This is why I'm in this.

                              HERO
                    We should be right under the
                    Sphinx. Look at these scrolls. It's
                    a library. This must have been an
                    information center. A forerunner to
                    the library of The Sphinx. Don't..
                    they'll crumble.

                              FRIEND
                    Right.

                              HERO
                    Look at this.. Greek, Latin,
                    Cyrillic, Aramaic.. This was an
                    active library.. This is a huge
                    find.

                              FRIEND
                    Good at least we have something to
                    show. But now were trapped until
                    they clear out up there.

                              HERO
                    Think of it. The scrolls of
                    antiquity. We have no idea what
                    these will contain.

                              FRIEND
                         (privately)
                    Oh yes.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    What does this mean?

                              HERO
                    I don't know. The Eagle Horus.
 
                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Horus the falcon, man god.. risen
                    into spiritual form. Also the god
                    of the sky.

                              FRIEND
                    ..so many lovely museum pieces.

                              HERO
                    I wonder what this expression
                    means.

          Hero mimics the wall statue's raised hand, then steps 
	  forward and places his hand on the statue's hand.

                              HERO
                    Excuse me while I kiss the sky.

                              FRIEND
                    You ok?

                              HERO
                    Yea.

          The wall opens. K-k-scrape..

                              FRIEND
                    Woa! You don't think Hendrix..
                    Nah..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Come on.

          EXT. ROCK -NIGHT

          The Guard explains the last location of the Heroes.

                              GUARD
                    Yea here.. they were sitting right
                    here.

                              GUILDER
                    Ok.. Now tell me exactly what you
                    were doing.

                              GUARD
                    Well I was sitting over here.

                              GUILDER
                    Ok which way were you looking?

                              GUARD
                    uhh. There..they were standing next
                    to the rock.
 
                              GUILDER
                    Next to the rock. Which way were
                    they facing when you last saw them?

                              GUARD
                    .. Uh huh huh.. they were facing
                    the rock..

                              GUILDER
                    Show me.

          INT. TUNNEL B

          Glow sticks again.. they travel through the narrow tunnel.
          Slightly out of breath.. moving.

                              HERO
                    Wait.

                              FRIEND
                    What?

                              HERO
                    I heard something. Come on. Looks
                    like we're headed toward the
                    smaller pyramid. Not much farther.

          INT. VILLAIN DIGGING OPERATION

          The villain digging operation shutting down.

                              VILLAIN3
                    That was the big boss. We're
                    shutting down here. He says they
                    have a new site.

                              VILLAIN4
                    Close it up! Get everybody out!

          INT. YOUNGEST TOMB -DJEDEFRE

                              FRIEND
                    Ok Now this is a tomb.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Look at this. Everything needed in
                    life.

                              HERO
                    The boat's in here. (other room)

                              FRIEND
                    Wow.
 
                              ALL
                    Ha ha.. Yea..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    He liked his garden.

                              HERO
                    Yea. Ok look around.

                              FRIEND
                    For.. right..

                              HERO
                    Ok where would you put a hidden
                    door?

                              FRIEND
                    You don't think.. you know.. some
                    kind of..

                              HERO
                    Come here. Give me a hand. Oh never
                    mind.

          The Sarcophagus moves opening a ramp.

                              FRIEND
                    Ok That's two.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Come on.

                              FRIEND
                    Ok.. here we go.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    What? you're not afraid are you.

                              FRIEND
                    No. Absolutely, No.. It's just that
                    I am already in a hole in the
                    ground.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Come on.

                              FRIEND
                    Ohhhh ok.. Going into the creepy
                    hole under the ancient dead guy.

          The sarcophagus swings closed on its own.
 
          INT. SPHINX LIBRARY

          Guilder searches the dust for clues to the Heroes.

                              GUILDER
                    Don't worry about that. We'll come
                    back for it. Stand back. There. Now
                    what did they do.

          INT. TUNNEL C

          The heroes continue down a tunnel.. better cut. With little
          candle nooks.

                              HERO
                    Ok If I'm right we should be near
                    the tomb of Khafre.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    But that's supposed to be up
                    there.. Right.. Interesting.

                              FRIEND
                    .. looks like a better
                    neighborhood.. Yea the walls are
                    smoother. Maybe a different
                    economy.

                              HERO
                    They must have put in more effort..
                    Bigger pyramid.. Better tunnels.

          They see the tomb of Khafre

                              FRIEND
                    Huhhh

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea..

                              FRIEND
                    Ok bigger pyramid bigger tomb. I
                    get it.

                              HERO
                    Khafre, air to the great pyramid. I
                    think we over did it.

                              FRIEND
                    Yea. Look at this.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    A Little different style.
 
                              HERO
                    He was a hunter. From here we would
                    see the constellation Orion rising
                    over the Sphinx.

                              FRIEND
                    hey.. right.. hmm..

                              HERO
                    Wow.. Let's see.. But the
                    sarcophagus doesn't budge.. give me
                    a hand.

                              FRIEND
                    coming..

                              HERO
                    No.. look around what do you see.
                    What's different?

                              FRIEND
                    Columns, adjoined rooms.. statue.

                              HERO
                    Statue. Come on give me a hand..
                    uhh woa.. Ha ha!! Go on.

          The heroes open the statue and enter. Hero uses his jacket
          to cover their tracks then enters and closes the door. The
          statue swings closed. The three emerge in a small round room
          and stairs go down further.

          INT. YOUNGEST TOMB -DJEDEFREY

          The bad guys follow through the youngest tomb.

                              GUILDER
                    Ok find the door. Let's move.

                              GUARD2
                    Check the boxes. Check the walls.

                              GUILDER
                    Where is it? There. Over here!

          INT. TUNNEL D

          The heroes proceed down a tunnel with statue nooks.
          Alternating dog head, eagle head.

                              FRIEND
                    Wow..
 
                              HERO
                    Yea Anubis. Represented the
                    afterlife.

                              FRIEND
                    Kind of strange though.

                              HERO
                    Think of it. What's the friendliest
                    creature anyone has contact with.
                    Their dog. What better symbol of
                    the love and warmth of being
                    received into the afterlife.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea but dog headed man?

                              HERO
                    A mask. Come on. Looks like there's
                    plenty more.

                              FRIEND
                    Maybe this isn't the best time to
                    ask. But how are we going to sell
                    our stake in this? It's going to be
                    hard to get this stuff out of here.

                              HERO
                    Yea I know. I haven't figured all
                    that out yet. I keep thinking how
                    no one would ever believe it.

          9 Steps going up.

          INT. FAMILY ANNEX

          The Heroes come upon the First door of Khufu. A room with
          many family drawings and a tiny trough of water flowing
          through the middle of the floor from the opposing wall.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Ok what is it?

                              HERO
                    I don't know. A empty room. An
                    unused tomb? Careful. Don't step in
                    the water.

                              FRIEND
                    I don't see a door.
 
                              HERO
                    I know. That's the symbol for
                    Cheops the builder of the Great
                    pyramid. And this all looks like
                    his family. This is a chronicle.

                              FRIEND
                    But were stuck.

                              HERO
                    Maybe. There's only one thing
                    that's different.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    This trough. Must be a spring
                    nearby.

                              FRIEND
                    Why do I think that's a symbol.

                              HERO
                    It's fresh.

                              FRIEND
                    A king with his own private fresh
                    water in the desert. Nice.

                              HERO
                    Watch out.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    What are you doing.

                              HERO
                    Just a hunch.

          The Hero places two bottled waters in the water channel
          running down the center of the room. It chips off some of
          the calcification as it enters. We start to hear water fall
          somewhere then sliding stone. Then more water. Then the wall
          parts.

                              HERO
                    Ok. Give it a minute. Listen.
                    Plink.. klunk.. thud..

                              FRIEND
                    I hear it.

                              HERO
                    Look out.
 
                              FRIEND
                    Oh no.. Look. Lights. They got in!

          The villains are coming down the long tunnel. Hero takes the
          water bottles and runs into the narrow tunnel. 

			      HERO 
		    Come on.

          INT. TUNNEL E -NARROW SMOOTH LOW

                              FRIEND
                    You first. Hey the door closed.

                              HERO
                    Good. That'll buy us time. Be
                    careful the ceiling is a little
                    low.

                              FRIEND
                    You think they'll .. you know,
                    Figure it out?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    I hope not.

          INT. FAMILY ANNEX

          The bad guys enter the Family Annex

                              GUILDER
                    What is this?

                              GUARD
                    Where did they go?

                              GUILDER
                    Through there. Look see? Open it!

          They begin to pry the doors.

          INT. HALLWAY E /MEMORIAL CHAMBER

          The Heroes wend the narrow tunnel and find the Memorial
          Chamber. A (60 by 60) with 4 columns per side. An island (40
          by 40) in the center surrounded by a 5 foot trench of water
          with a walk way around the outside. Flat bridges on each
          side. The outer walls have 5 empty nooks on each wall. The
          heroes look at the statue in the center. It is 25 feet high.
          The ceiling is 30. The walls are bare. With low reliefs of
          lotus in panels between the bare nooks. The far bridge leads
          to a wall with another set of reliefs In the center is a dog
          head statue with outstretches hands.

                              ALL
                    Ahhh..
 
                              FRIEND
                    So this is..

                              HERO
                    Kufu But it's not the tomb. It's
                    like the other room.

                              FRIEND
                    So.. not going to move this statue
                    are we.. Maybe pull it out with a
                    crane.

                              HERO
                    No.. were already under the edge of
                    the Great pyramid.

                              FRIEND
                    Oh.. Theft proof.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    So what now?

                              HERO
                    The door could be anywhere. But
                    this wall is obviously the only
                    thing here that stands out. And
                    this... These outstretched hands.

                              HERO
                    In the last chamber the door was
                    directly center. Here we have the
                    same configuration. Hold on.

          Hero crouches in front of the little statue with
          outstretched arms. He pulls a flashlight out of the bag and
          opens it. And removes the golden pertica.

                              FRIEND
                    oh that one's broken. Ohh.

                              HERO
                    I didn't want anyone to know where
                    it was in case we ran into
                    problems.

                              FRIEND
                    Oh.

          Hero lays the rod in the hands of the statue. It rocks
          downward into a small wide bowl. Water begins to run out of
          a crack in the wall. Click klunk thud.. Then the other wall.
 
                              HERO
                    It's working!

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea.

                              FRIEND
                    Yea, You know, I swim. I swim.
                    Giant hole filling up with water.
                    Ok.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    The water's getting higher.

          INT. FAMILY ANNEX

          The bad guys open the Family Annex door.

                              GUILDER
                    See.. That's all it takes.. Come
                    on.

          Guilder lifts the gunstock blocking the stream and throws it
          to the Guard. The bad guys run down the narrow hall.

          INT. MEMORIAL CHAMBER

          Water pours from large holes in the outer walls... someone
          almost falls through the drain.. and is held.

                              HERO
                    Oh I don't know about this.

                              FRIEND
                    Should it be so wet? Wow it really
                    comes in fast.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Oh..

                              HERO
                    Hold on!

                              FRIEND
                    The current is strong.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Ahhhh!

                              HERO
                    I got you! Try to stay out of the
                    current.
 
                              FRIEND
                    Out of the current.. I think we
                    need another clue!

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    What's wrong?

                              HERO
                    I don't know. It's not opening.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    It's getting worse!

          He takes the pertica out and the water begins to rush from
          the ceiling. So he puts it back. Then scoops some water in
          the cup below the hands so the pertica is now covered in
          water -it rocks upward slightly and a small click, klunk is
          heard. The water begins to subside and flow from two amphora
          on either side. The doors start to open.

                              HERO
                    Alright just think.. Oh.. Of
                    course!

                              FRIEND
                    Ha Ha! Yes.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    It's opening!

                              HERO
                    Wait.. hold on!

          INT. TUNNEL F

          The Doors open to a wide (somewhat bright) tunnel with
          golden animal statues on the sides and two narrow water
          channels to the sides. The heroes fall through the opening
          doors and the lantern is washed in to the center. Hero takes
          the pertica from the door. The doors don't close right away.
          But two large stones lean that way as they slowly fill.

                              HERO
                    Wait.. something's different. Stay
                    to the center!

                              FRIEND
                    Why the center?

                              HERO
                    I don't know.. The statues are
                    still there.
 
                              FRIEND
                    Staying to the center.

                              HERO
                    Let's close these doors

                              ALL
                    Uhhhh..

                              HERO
                    Nothing.

                              FRIEND
                    How about this?

          Friend touches the outstretched arms on the left door and
          the water begins flowing on the other side but the doors
          close very slowly as two large stones fill slowly with water
          and push into them.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    It's closing!

          Hero is able to push the doors more closed. But they
          continue to move slowly as the rocking cisterns refill and
          lean toward the door.

                              FRIEND
                    Do you think they made it?

                              HERO
                    I hope not.

          Hero increases the lantern. The wet floor reflects light
          onto the ceiling.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Wow.. How would they dig this from
                    stone?

                              HERO
                    The same way the carved the sphinx
                    out of the existing rock.

                              FRIEND
                    And polished these statues..

                              HERO
                    Were directly under the great
                    pyramid.

                              FRIEND
                    After you.
 
          INT. STEP PYRAMID ROOM

          At the end of the long hallway is a low door into a room.
          The room has a step pyramid in it. It is in a pyramidal
          room. The door is at the top.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    It's a pyramid.

                              HERO
                    A step pyramid.

                              FRIEND
                    A pyramid inside a pyramid?

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    In a pyramidal room.

                              HERO
                    13 Steps.

                              FRIEND
                    Is that lucky?

                              HERO
                    The number of lunar months in the
                    year.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Looks like the exit is at the top.

                              FRIEND
                    Kind of over sized steps if you ask
                    me. Well?

                              HERO
                    Looks safe.

                              FRIEND
                    Ok.. fear of water, fear of
                    heights.. I guess enclosed spaces
                    didn't bother them.

          As the three climb the steps brief flashes of the ancient
          workers standing on each step lifting statues and things
          upward.
 
          INT. THE DOME

          The Heroes reach the top and climb out onto the great dome.
          All around it sparkles with the stars and planet paths above
          and the arts and farming below. The floor is a circular
          space with circular tiles patterns.. They will push the wall
          and the floor spins.. revealing a ramp into a tunnel.
          (light/music)

                              HERO
                    Aww You've gota see this! Here.
                    Jump.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Thanks

                              FRIEND
                    Wow. What is it?

                              HERO
                    A dome.

                              FRIEND
                    A dome with no obvious doors of any
                    kind.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    It's just like the writings
                    described. Stars, agriculture.
                    These must be botanical references.
                    Maps of the ancient world.

                              FRIEND
                    Mathematics. Like the scrolls in
                    the library.

                              HERO
                    This is a crop cycle.

                              FRIEND
                    Birds fish animals, insects.. This
                    is all good but again we are stuck.
                    What now?
 
                              HERO
                    Ok.. We're batting a thousand so
                    far. (looking up) Well what got us
                    in here was Ursa minor.. then to
                    Orion then by Ursa Major..
                    (scanning the wall) Nothing
                    obvious. Let's see we aligned the
                    first then walked to the second
                    then aligned with the third then.
                    Funny. Look the Plough handle is
                    worn off.

          He pushes it. The floor slides as rocks roll under his feet.

                              FRIEND
                    What's happening?

                              HERO
                    It's opening!

                              FRIEND
                    Right either that or were going to
                    be drowned and crushed and then
                    something else.

          A sizable hole appears as the floor section under Hero spins
          in place. They take the stairs back down.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    There!

                              FRIEND
                    Oh look.. that adjusts the lunar
                    cycle. See that's the moon.. hmm.
                    Then just align the wheat shafts
                    with the little circles.

                              HERO
                    I'm starting to like this.

                              FRIEND
                    Huh.. Oh..Yea but down, into
                    another dark stairway, right with
                    ya!

          INT. TUNNEL F /MEMORIUM CHAMBER

          The Villains begin up the 9 steps to the Memoriam Chamber,
          some slipping and falling back Then climbing up as the water
          ripples over the steps. They charge closing doors. The water
          flows from the ceiling. One villain is lost down the drain
          hole.
 
                              VILLAIN
                    Help!

                              VILLAIN2
                    Here..

                              GUILDER
                    Come on.

                              GUARD1
                    Ahhhh!

                              GUILDER
                    Stay together. Watch the current.
                    Steady. Get the door!

          As the door is closing one villain gets stuck in it then
          another tries to help him and also gets stuck. They block
          the doors as the GUILDER, Kitch and another villain climb
          over them. One Villain goes for the golden statue and falls
          through the false tipping-stones on either side in the floor
          which close after them.

                              VILLAIN1
                    Ahhhggg!

                              VILLAIN2
                    Come on. Ahhhggg

                              GUILDER
                    Sorry boys. Come on..

          He steps over them.

                              GUARD
                    Hey look at this. I got to have one
                    of these.

                              GUILDER
                    Watch it don't! No!

                              GUARD
                    Ahhhhh!

                              KITCH
                    Heh .. I guess he didn't make it.

                              GUILDER
                    Stay in the middle.

          Guilder pulls his gun and continues on. Across the Hall of
          statues. To the opening into the pyramidal room and ducks
          in. (The bodies flow through the underground channels and
          pile up on the bank of the river.)
 
          INT. TUNNEL G - UNDER THE PYRAMID

          The Heroes wind through many turns slowly upward.

                              FRIEND
                    We aren't missing any doors? 

			      HERO 
		    I don't think so. The walls are too
                    rough. Not unless we have to break
                    through and we don't have the
                    scanner. Watch your step.

          INT. STEP PYRAMID

          Guilder and Kitch climb and step out into the open dome area
          and take the now exposed ramp down into the floor.

                              GUILDER
                    Look.. Come on.

          INT. TUNNEL G - UNDER THE PYRAMID

          The Heroes wind through many turns slowly upward.

                              FRIEND
                    So all this time. We just assumed
                    it was three rooms. And the
                    subterranean chamber.. unfinished..
                    Boy was I fooled.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    All deception. A big ruse.

                              HERO
                    Yea, that's the great part. It was
                    a duel. A match of wits. The king
                    wouldn't be chased away from his
                    pyramid. He would defend it. With
                    deception and traps and elements.
                    Think of it! He's in here!

                              FRIEND
                    He's not the one I'm worried about.

          INT. TUNNEL G - UNDER THE PYRAMID

          Guilder pants and sees the lights ahead.. He shoots.

          INT. TUNNEL G - UNDER THE PYRAMID

          The Heroes run from gunfire. Upward, left, left again. Then
          left and level into a large turning rock.
 
          EXT/INT. MAZE -UNDER PYRAMID

          Then more and more turning rocks. A moving maze. They are in
          the maze of twists. The stones slowly klunk against one
          another. Some spinning free, others immovable upon one
          another. Others only a little bit. Klunk klunk klunk..

          (whispers)

                              HERO
                    Woa.. Faster..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Hey what is this?

                              FRIEND
                    I don't know Look. (lights behind)

                              HERO
                    It's some kind of door. Push.. Wait
                    there's another door.

                              FRIEND
                    And another.

                              HERO
                    Ok don't move. This is some kind of
                    trap. But it's a maze so just go
                    right. It should Lead us out of
                    here.

          EXT. THE MAZE - UNDER THE PYRAMID

          The bad guys reach the maze.

                              GUILDER
                    Listen.. Go right. Stay with me.

          INT. THE MAZE - UNDER THE PYRAMID

          Friend finds a drop off. Loses his balance and almost falls.

                              FRIEND
                    Woa! Be careful where you step.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    I'm Stuck.

                              HERO
                    If you get stuck, turn left then
                    continue right.

                              FRIEND
                    Glad to hear that.
 
          Hero emerges out of the maze.

                              HERO
                    Guys.. Hurry.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    huuuuh.. Where's FRIEND

                              HERO
                    In there.

                              FRIEND
                    Oops..Left And Right. And Hey! Am I
                    glad to see you.

                              HERO
                    Shh.. They're still in there. Here.
                    Maybe this will block him.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    good thinking.

                              HERO
                    Through here.

          INT. TREASURE ROOM

          The Heroes travel under a strong low lintel into a large
          multi-story room of Chris-crossing stone lintels. It is the
          treasure room. Endless small storage areas with riches.
          Statues Gold and more. They go across a few of the rail-less
          bridges.. looming down a story and up two more. Then upward
          by various large stone steps. Helping one another.

                              HERO
                    This is, is. Yea!

                              FRIEND
                    Yea! Ha Ha..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea..

                              HERO
                    Alright let's get some distance and
                    find some way to defend ourselves.
                    We'll wait for him. Up here.

          INT. MAZE

          Guilder finds the stuck door and reaches around and loosens
          it enough to push through. He is out of the maze. And runs
          into the treasure room.
 
          INT. TREASURE ROOM

          The Heroes survey the treasure armed with various junk. They
          listen. Then climb a stair of large blocks to the next
          level.

          Guilder Stalks quietly.

          EXT. MAZE/INT TREASURE ROOM

          Kitch escapes the maze and enters the treasure room.

          INT. TREASURE ROOM

          The heroes move quietly. Hero signals quiet. He throws a
          coin retrieved from a pile. Guilder hears this and Shoots!
          The Heroes motions the others to go one way then runs across
          the stone lintel into another room. Kitch signals -I don't
          know- to Guilder.. Guilder signals -that way-. And goes the
          other way himself. The Hero comes upon a desk with many
          artifacts on it. A stone stool, a monocle, a fleur-de-lis,
          an old cane with a snake handle, He puts it back in the same
          spot, a head band with cobra, a carved cameo amulet, a large
          gold ring with a ruby... a claw of a bear on a leather cord
          with 4 gold beads... there is a pair of Franklin spectacles
          on the table. Hero is amazed. He takes the spectacles.. then
          hesitates.. and leaves his wristwatch. Noises are heard.. He
          throws a coin down the clear space..(a villain shoots!)
          Guilder hears him and shoots! Hero Returns to the others.

                              FRIEND
                    Are you all right?

                              HERO
                    I'm fine.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Which way?

          Hero motions them to be quiet and points. He throws another
          coin. And they run. We see the flashlights below waving
          through the lattes of columns and lintels. The heroes see a
          channel in the corner and take it. Through many right angles
          then a long corridor.. they hear tourists.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Wait

                              FRIEND
                    We must be near the tour tunnel

                              HERO
                    Let's keep going.
 
          INT. HALLWAY G -AFTER TREASURE ROOM

          They find a long corridor. It turns several times. Upward
          through the large corridor. They see a box. And friend goes
          near and is cautioned.(they do not set off the box) Then,
          the heroes see a nook with a statue. Hero sets it off..

                              HERO
                    No! Don't touch it. (a large ornate
                    box)

                              FRIEND
                    Huh?

                              HERO
                    It probably a trap.

                              FRIEND
                    uhh.. right.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    It's pretty though.

                              FRIEND
                    How about this?

                              HERO
                    Probably the same thing. Stay back.
                    Here.

          He throws the broken flashlight which contained the pertica
          to the foot of the statue. A large stone block drops from
          the ceiling.

          INT. TREASURE ROOM

          The villains hear the noise.

                              GUILDER
                    They're out of here. Find the door.

          INT. HALLWAY G -AFTER THE TREASURE ROOM

          Friend holds the small statue. Then Girlfriend reveals a
          necklace..

                              FRIEND
                    Nice.

                              HERO
                    I guess we need some souvenirs.
                    What about you. So, all jewel
                    thieves. We better keep moving.
 
          The ramp takes a turn and goes straight.. and they see the
          pediment of the known kings chamber.

                              FRIEND
                    Look at this.

                              HERO
                    This must he the upper part of the
                    kings chamber.

                              FRIEND
                    At least we know where we are.

          INT. RAMP AFTER TREASURE ROOM AND TURNS

          The bad guys set of the box trap.

                              KITCH
                    Hey look at this.

                              GUILDER
                    Be careful. I don't like the look
                    of it.

                              KITCH
                    Ahhhhh!!!!!

          Guilder pulls the spike out of Kitch's neck and tares of a
          piece of Kitche's shirt and ties it around his neck.

                              GUILDER
                    Damn! Here. Put this on it.

          INT. UPPER HALLWAY

          The heroes find a smaller version of the upward ramp with
          statues. Upward turn upward turn.. The hallway ends. There
          is a single doorway. Up another ramp into a vaulted room.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Whoh, I didn't think it would be
                    this hot. 

			      FRIEND 
		    The stone picks a lot of heat in 
		    the day which rises even at night. 

			      HERO 
		    And were pretty high up. It turns 
		    again. Stay with me.

          They hear Kitch yell. The Corridor turns again.

                              FRIEND
                    Do I want to know what that was?

          They climb the last section and reach the top.
 
                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Oh.

                              FRIEND
                    End of the line.

                              HERO
                    In here.

          INT. KINGS ANNEX

          With various pilasters and statues of Eagle headed figures.
          The room has another door with large horizontal stones
          slightly off level on either side. They survey the ornate
          room and find only the complex door before them with an Eye
          of Osiris. They hear noises.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Hurry they're coming.

                              FRIEND
                    What do you think.

                              HERO
                    It's some kind of combination lock.
                    Like a puzzle.

                              FRIEND
                    Ok..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Hurry.

          Hero surveys the area and sees a small pebble. He picks it
          up, Looks at the door. He feels around and above the door.
          Then drops the pebble in the top of one of the off level
          horizontal stones. It tumbles in. 

			      FRIEND 
		    What are you doing?

                              HERO
                    I'm either about to jam this door
                    hopelessly or solve the
                    combination.

          He slides the stones back and forth as the pebble clinks..
          then again, then again, then the pebble falls out on the
          floor. They stare at it then Hero pushes all three stone
          sliders together and opens the door. 

			      HERO 
		    This is what we came for. Come on.

          The Heroes round a narrow ramp up to the right to an upper
          level and turn into a round room. The door slowly closes
          behind them but does not lock. Just then the Villains
          arrive.
 
          INT. KINGS ANNEX

          Guilder stands in the doorway. He walks in. Kitch follows.
          But the door locks when Kitch touches it. Kitch tries to
          open it. moves the diagonal stones left and right then bangs
          on it with a statue and the other door closes. He bangs more
          and he falls screaming into the floor falling into the
          descending shaft through a tipping stone then into the
          descending tunnel to the unfinished chamber. A tourist in a
          tunnel stops and takes note of the noise. Their son is
          shocked. Guilder is trapped.

                              GUILDER
                    Through there.

                              KITCH
                         (grunting)
                    hhhw!

                              GUILDER
                    What are you doing?

          Thud.

                              KITCH (FALLING)
                    Ahhhhhhhhhhh!

                              GUILDER
                    Clever.

          Guilder steps forward nearer the door and falls
          similarly.

                              GUILDER
                    Huhhhhhhaaaaa!

          INT. KINGS GRAND CHAMBER

          The Heroes retreat from the locked door. The room is
          decorated with large stepped pilasters and statues of Anubis
          the dog head figure. Between the buttresses are statues of
          the king and family. In the center is a sarcophagus. They
          try to find an exit in it. They check the walls and find no
          door. They rest.

                              HERO
                    It's locked!

                              FRIEND
                    Were trapped.
 
                              HERO
                    Nothing.

          He Heroes closes his phone and tries the door and tries to
          move the sarcophagus then try the walls, the floor. Then the
          door again.. Then slump down. Fade

          EXT. PYRAMID

          Sun high in the sky.

          INT. KINGS GRAND CHAMBER

          The jacket comes off.

          The time lingers on and on... flashlights lower. fade change
          position, flashlights lower. fade change position,
          flashlights lower.

                              FRIEND
                    I didn't think it would be so hot.

                              HERO
                    The heat rising. At this height, it
                    must be constant. The air won't
                    last much longer either.

                              FRIEND
                    The waters gone. (shot through)

                              FRIEND
                    We did it.

                              HERO
                    Yes, we did it. We might not get
                    out of this.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    I guess this is it.

                              FRIEND
                    I know.

                              HERO
                    Listen, you guys. I just want you
                    to know..

                              FRIEND
                    I know.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Me to.
 
                              HERO
                    Thanks.

                              HERO
                    Ha Ha Ha..

                              FRIEND
                    What?

                              HERO
                    This is an awesome burial.

                              FRIEND
                    Yea. You're right.

          Nearly passed out. Breathing Deeply, slowly, The glow sticks
          fading.. A blurry something.. far away.. comes into focus..
          It's a ray of light. The hero climbs across the room to the
          image on the buttress. The Illuminated eye of Osiris..

                              HERO
                    Wake up. Wake up. Come on..

                              FRIEND
                    What.

                              HERO
                    I don't know.. just follow me.

          They climb.. the buttress..

                              HERO
                    come on..

          As the third person climbs on, the buttress begins to move..
          they climb and it sinks into the floor.. as the light begins
          to blind them from above.

          EXT. TOP OF GREAT PYRAMID -ECLIPSE

          The Heroes exit a few stones from the top of the pyramid and
          climb up. And stand. The sun bares down coolly as the
          eclipse is underway. They notice it is not as bright as they
          expected.

                              FRIEND
                    Hey what?

                              HERO
                    Look

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    An eclipse?
 
                              FRIEND
                         (checks phone)
                    I had forgotten. It's today.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    You don't think?

                              HERO
                    A coincidence?

                              FRIEND
                    The all seeing eye.

          Just then a Helicopter rises above the pyramid and hovers.

                              CHOPPER
			(speaker)
                    Stay where you are.

                              FRIEND
                    I'm not going anywhere.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Look

          She points down into a crowd of people. Reaction large crowd.

          INT. CROWD

          A crowd of people is gathered for the eclipse. Trucks,
          throngs. Also in the crowd is the Boy.

                              KID
                    Ha ha!! Mister! Ha ha!.

          EXT. TOP OF GREAT PYRAMID

          The heroes get in to the chopper.

          INT. CROWD

          The Boy runs through the crowd to find the chopper.

          EXT. HELIPAD

          The chopper lands. A couple cars and a small truck await
          near the larger crowd beyond. Several well dressed people
          stand near. Including the detective from the hotel. And some
          antiquities people. The boy runs to the fence and stops. The
          chopper lands. The heroes emerge from the chopper. And
          confront the men with cars.
 
                              HOTEL DETECTIVE
                    Mr. () I believe you have something
                    of interest to the council.

                              HERO
                    Yes

                              HOTEL DETECTIVE
                    Due to the unusual nature of your
                    find. The Council is prepared to
                    make you a very generous offer. (He
                    hands him a piece of paper.) In
                    exchange for a certain article and
                    information. If you will come with
                    me.

          They notice the beautiful priestess, Livingston in one of
          the departing cars with the other guy from the hotel lobby.
          They leave. Jamoo runs off.

          INT. BANK

          A woman brings Hero a piece of paper. He examines it and 
	  signs it and gives the pertica to them.

                              HOTEL DETECTIVE
                    And the object. Thank you. The
                    media rights are secure?

                              POLICE CHIEF 
		    Yes.

                              HOTEL DETECTIVE 
		    Then our business is concluded. 
		    You have revealed a very
                    important artifact.

                              HERO
                    What will happen now?

                              HOTEL DETECTIVE 
		    Happen? I am sure the site will be 
		    under investigation for the 
		    foreseeable future. Have a nice 
		    Vacation Mr. ()

                              BANK CLERK
                    This way.

          EXT. BANK

          The Heroes exit the bank into the glare of the day. As
          several cars leave.
 
                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Let me see that again. Oh my.. it's
                    got extra space to write in the
                    amount.

                              FRIEND
                    Yea. 50%.

                              HERO
                    Which you split!

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    We better get a cab.

                              HREO
                    Yea

          They hear yelling from one of the cars in the street. It is
          Jamoo in the car from last night. Looks of surprise. They
          get in. Girlfriend drives.

                              JAMOO
                    Mister!, Hey Mister! Jamoo is here!

          They go to him.

          EXT. HOTEL

          The travelers exit the hotel with their bags and walk to the
          street.

                              JAMOO
                    Mister! Carry your bags!

                              HERO
                    Sorry were on our way back.

                              JAMOO
                    You're not leaving so quick. Plenty
                    more digging...great tombs to find.

                              HERO
                    Thanks, we found what we came for.

          Hero gives Jamoo a 100 dollar bill.

          INT. HERO'S BOAT -STERN WHEEL -TWILIGHT

          The three heroes and dad perform a pleasant bar-b-q on the
          Potomac. Dad has been nagging us to varnish boat, comes
          along on 4th of July and does it himself with Friend. Dad 
	  takes a break and is eyeing the wheel. Hero gives him the 
	  Franklin glasses from the pyramid.
 
                              DAD
                    No no.. Like this.. see long
                    strokes. Smooth.

                              FRIEND
                    Smooth.

                              DAD
                    Get some on the brush.

                              FRIEND
                    Long strokes.

                              DAD
                    There. You got it.

                              FRIEND
                    I got it!

                              HERO
                    Hey not too much. I don't want it
                    to sink!

                              DAD
                    Carry on.

                              HERO
                    Dad, There's something I wanted to
                    show you. I wanted you to have
                    these. They're from the find.

          Hero hands dad the 'Franklin' glasses..

                              DAD
                    These are bifocal.. You know
                    Franklin is credited with inventing
                    the bifocal.

          Brief Reenactment of franklin at pyramid with other
          conspirators

                              HERO
                    I know. I can't be sure but it
                    looks like you were right all along.

                              DAD
                    And you found these, inside?

                              HERO
                    Uh huh and a lot of other things
                    too.
 
                              DAD
                    Well That's.. That's proof!

                              HERO
                    Uh huh.

                              HERO
                    I though you could just hold on to
                    them for me.

                              DAD
                    Goodness. I will.

                              HERO
                    Don't let him stop.

                              DAD
                    Right. Underneath.. get those
                    corners..

          EXT. FRONT OF BOAT -EVENING SUNSET

          Hero strolls up to the bow and sweet talks girlfriend.

                              HERO
                    You know I think we've earned a
                    vacation.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Oh?

                              HERO
                    I'm taking you to Fiji.. there's a
                    beautiful mountain.. and a little
                    hut.. and an amazing chef.. and I
                    thought we could go scuba diving..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Scuba diving?

                              HERO
                    Yea they have a couple sunken
                    ships.. and I thought you would
                    enjoy the warm water and..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Thought I would enjoy.

                              HERO
                    Yea, You would enjoy. There's
                    tropical fish and beautiful sun
                    sets..
 
                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Uh huh.. and gold bullion is more
                    like it.

                              HERO
                    There could be bullion.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Yea and leg irons

                              HERO
                    and leg irons.

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    and cannons.

                              HERO
                    Oh, Definitely cannons..

                              GIRLFRIEND
                    Oh.

          FIRE WORKS

          Reverse as sunset becomes evening fireworks)

          EXT. BOAT -EVENING - WASHINGTON/JEFFERSON MONUMENT.

          The light of the shells reflects on the people and boats
          gathered.

          Crane back/Pan up TO BLACK PLATE: In 1916, the German
	  archeologist Eckhard Unger found a copper-alloy bar one
          cubit in length dating from c. 2650 BC during an excavation
          at Nippur (Egypt). Its precise use remains unknown.
          
	  CREDITS

          MUSIC(Theme, Egyption theme, Classical adventure theme, mystery
          theme, Mr. Sandman..)

          END








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