Imagine a desert. Now imagine a river that flows slowly through that desert. Imagine picturesque boats on that river. Got it? Good. Now add a multitude of temples and a variety of eye-catching tombs to this mental picture. We are pretty sure that you are thinking about Egypt and its highly advanced ancient culture. Now imagine Karlsruhe, a picturesque city in Baden-W├╝rttemberg and the most southern federal state of Germany. Karlsruhe lies surrounded by lush hills and forests and the foundation stone of the city was laid in 1715 by Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, as his residence. On first sight, Karlsruhe and Ancient Egypt do not seem to have much in common. Or do they?