After retrieving the first 3 BLACK BEETLE artifacts and setting them into the small pyramid in PHAROS, TEMPLE OF ISIS, you're still missing one BEETLE. You'll need to make a brief foray into CLEOPATRA'S PALACES to get it.
From the ROOM WITH THREE STAIRCASES AND SMALL POOL in the PHAROS level, head up the stairs to the north and follow the hallway into the next level.
As you enter the ROOM WITH FOUNTAIN AND GREENERY, the camera shifts to give you a hint as to where you're headed. The path is a little roundabout, though.
Cross the room and go through the small, square doorway on the north wall, beyond the fountain and below the balcony.
Just inside, turn left and run up the ramp to the room above.
Shoot the hollow bench at the top of the ramp to get the regular and wideshot shells inside.
The other bench is empty. If you step out onto the balcony...
...one of those fancy skeletons emerges behind you. You can blast it with a grenade or explosive arrow, or use the shotgun to blow it off the balcony or into the ramp opening.
Go into the alcove to the right and use the CROWBAR to open the square door with the carved face.
Follow the dimly lit hallway to another door. Use the CROWBAR to open it.
Continue to a room with a hole in the floor and a wide, vine-draped opening overlooking the fountain. (This is the opening you saw in the cutscene earlier.) Save the game. Then drop through the opening.
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