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On an adventure looking through an Egyptian pyramid, you find weird marks on the walls. It seems as though they are different, yet strangely similar from hieroglyphics... Strange...

Further down into the pyramid you come across similar markings. You move on, telling yourself you'll come back to it.

You reach the end of the tunnel, and find English. Since when is English in a pyramid? Are you going crazy? The carved words say:

A spin top, a pyramid, language. Basic, yet confusing, what could've happened?

When you finish reading it, a virtual keyboard and a small screen appear.

This is when you realize you've made the biggest Egyptian discovery yet! They were very advanced! Or did they work with aliens?

Before you have time to think of any other theories, the door closes behind you, locking you in!

You have to put something on the keypad. The small screen says

Where are you?

Ultimately confused, it's now your job to find your way out of this! Where are you?

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    $\begingroup$ I can't tell how good the particular puzzle is without solving it, but the sheer rate and which you're posting these makes me suspect you aren't taking the time to think about and revise them, which makes me disinclined to try. You've posted 10 puzzles within the last two days, and 7 of them are negatively voted. I think you have a lot of good ideas but are posting them prematurely. These ideas deserve better. You should take the time to make a few well-polished puzzles rather than many slipshod ones. $\endgroup$
    – xnor
    Dec 22, 2014 at 13:31
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    $\begingroup$ I don't believe xnor is downvoting this question or advocating that others do, simply pointing out that you have good puzzles, they deserve to be edited and presented coherently. I often encounter your puzzles and find them unanswerable (and not in a good way) because critical details and definitions are omitted. When I look again the next day, they are generally fixed. I think xnor is advising you to fix them before you post. I am. $\endgroup$ Dec 22, 2014 at 14:55
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    $\begingroup$ ...the screen asks "where are you" because you've found an emergency phone... $\endgroup$
    – BmyGuest
    Dec 22, 2014 at 16:27
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    $\begingroup$ @warspyking Pro tip: when people give you honest criticism, don't get defensive. When you argue against criticism, you're discouraging people from giving you feedback in the future. Instead, ask questions if you're confused, decide yourself whether the criticism is useful, and then thank your commenters for trying to help you compose better puzzles. $\endgroup$
    – Lopsy
    Dec 22, 2014 at 18:30
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    $\begingroup$ @warspyking As frodoskywalker explains well, I'm not downvoting or encouraging others to downvote based on past questions, but encouraging you to edit your puzzles before posting rather than others having to edit them afterwards. $\endgroup$
    – xnor
    Dec 22, 2014 at 22:59

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You find English in the tunnel because are in a 1 dollar bill. The pyramid is the one behind it. The spin top is the pyramid´s top, separated from the rest, where we can see the eye. And the language proves the answer is one dollar bill, because the greek word logos(λόγος), means written or spoken words, in the case of the bill, written words.

Like it was said, the answer is not Egypt, but somewhere in it. I would say that the one dollar bill is in Egypt.

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