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Legends of the Hidden Temple
"The Crown of Queen Nzinga"
Season 2, Episode 26
Crown of Queen Nzinga
Airdate: August 31, 1994
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"The Crown of Queen Nzinga" is the 66th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple.

Moat Crossing

In this Moat, teammates cross the water simultaneously by swinging on multiple "ancient Babylonian wheels."

 
1st Red Jaguars 0:40
2nd Green Monkeys 0:42
3rd Silver Snakes 0:49
4th Purple Parrots 0:57

Steps of Knowledge

One of the greatest African leaders in the 1600's was the Queen of the Ndongo Tribe, Nzinga. When she was young, her brother sent her to make a treaty with the Portuguese Governor in Luanda, the capital of modern Angola.

"Be strong," He said. "Because the Portuguese are treacherous."

When she arrived, the Governor, on his throne, waited for her to speak. "Do not offer me a place to sit?" Asked Nzinga.

"That is for equals." Said the Governor. "You are not my equal."

"I am an emissary of the King of Ndongo, and I am your equal."

Nzinga clapped her hands, and one of her attendants knelt down on all fours. She sat on his back and proposed a treaty. By the end of her visit, they made the treaty on her terms. When her brother died, Nzinga became queen, and for over thirty years, she kept her people free. Legend has it that her grateful subjects treasured her crown long after she died.

 
Red Jaguars Green Monkeys Purple Parrots Silver Snakes
1st - Correct
2nd - Correct 1st - Incorrect
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Temple Games

Snake Worship (Squirting Statue)

In Queen Nzinga's time, many Africans worshiped animals - some even worshiped snakes like the giant ones before Benjamin and Tracy by bringing it offerings of jewels. When Kirk gave the signal, each player had to grab a jewel, shinny up the snake's body, and place it on its hood. For each jewel placed, he/she had to run back to the starting point and start again. They had to hold on very tight as the snakes would be squirting them. The player with the most jewels on the snake's hood in 60 seconds won. Benjamin beat Tracy 3-2, awarding him a half pendant of life.

Quadruple Crown (Ceiling)

When her brother died, Nzinga was crowned queen by the Ndongo people. Renee and Robbie's task was to crown themselves not once, but four times. When Kirk gave the signal, each player had to grab a rope in each hand and pull themselves up to the crowns on the ceiling. Once at the top, they then each had to grab a crown, place it on his/her head, and float back down. The player to bring down all four crowns or the player to bring down the most crowns in 60 seconds won. Robbie beat Renee 3-2, awarding him a half pendant of life.

Portuguese Soldiers (Sack Swing)

Queen Nzinga kept the Portuguese out of her country for over thirty years. The teams' task was to defeat the army before them just like how Nzinga defeated the Portuguese. One player was suspended in a sack, and when Kirk gave the signal, his/her partner had to swing them at a soldier statue. The team to knock down all three of their soldiers or the team with the most soldiers knocked down in 60 seconds won. The Red Jaguars knocked down their last soldier with 19 seconds of spare time, awarding them a full pendant of life and sending them to Olmec's temple with 1½ pendants.

 
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Red Jaguars Won Lost Won 1½ Pendants
Purple Parrots Lost Won Lost ½ Pendant

Temple Run

The second runner in this temple run made two mistakes that cost the team a victory. First and foremost, she passed up a half pendant at the Swamp's entrance to the Dark Forest. And secondly, she tried to get the key from the tree in the Dark Forest, and accordingly, lost. She didn't realize that plowing through the wall and taking the elevator up would have been a quicker route to victory than assembling the Silver Monkey, and this cost her dearly.

Summary

 
Winning Team Red Jaguars
Contestants Benjamin & Renee
Result Triple Seizure (1:07 left)
Pendants of Life
Artifact Location The Lightning Room
Temple Guard Locations

The Laser Light Room

The Swamp

The Dark Forest

Half Pendant Location The Swamp

Watch Episode

Legends of the Hidden Temple Crown of Queen Nzinga24:20

Legends of the Hidden Temple Crown of Queen Nzinga

Notes

  • This is the only triple seizure to end with a temple spirit in the Dark Forest
  • This is also one of the two temple runs the temple guards are hiding in a straight line. The other run was The Discarded Seal of Ivan the Terrible.

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