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The best-known labyrinth in classical myth is the one created by Daedalus in Crete, but according to Herodotus—either the “Father of History” or the “Father of Lies”—there was an even more impressive one in the Fayoum region of Egypt. In his lecture, “Egypt’s Labyrinth,” Parisian art historian Hubert Damisch, currently in residence at the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, will discuss the descriptions of the Egyptian labyrinth, as well as possible analogies between this ancient structure and the form of the modern city. Reception at 6 p.m., lecture at 6:30 p.m. at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $6. For reservations call (202) 543-8356. (MJ)