At first glance, the Manitoba legislature looks like a typical government building. But if you look closer, as Dr. Frank Albo did in 2002, you’ll discover a series of seemingly unusual architectural elements. After ten years of painstaking research, Dr. Frank Albo revealed the building to be a cleverly disguised pagan temple, chock full of arcane symbols and ancient clues.

In this virtual tour, the celebrated architectural historian explains some of the most noteworthy aspects of the Manitoba legislative building, including the symbolic front pediment, the grand staircase hall, the golden boy/Hermes statue and the Pool of the Black Star.