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Images in this gallery relate to Aswan in southern Egypt covering the city, the River Nile and related sites except for more important places such as Philae, The Nubian Museum and Seheil Island Rock carvings.
Aswan Quarry EG949313ajhp 
 Aswan granite quarry levels layers hole marks Ptolemaic Roman period Egypt seen in this popular place, the quarry of the unfinished obelisk, visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. These remains of regularly cut holes are probably dating from Ptolemaic and Roman times when copper and iron tools were used, hundreds of year after the unfinished obelisk was abandoned. It is most interesting because of its sheer scale which, if completed, would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying as illustrated in this photo showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur possibly using a variant on the ‘feather and plug’ method removing the blocks of pink granite to be removed but from a much later period. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, chisel, marks, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, metal, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 1994, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, RDP, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG00459jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite huge side view long to top Quarry Aswan ancient Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG00458jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite channel base pounding Quarry Aswan Egyptian holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG00457jhp 
 Abandoned Obelisk Granite side trench Quarry insitu background Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG00456jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite huge side channel gully long view Quarry Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG00455jhp 
 Granite huge Quarry workings techniques holes metal working Aswan Egypt seen in this popular place, the quarry of the unfinished obelisk, visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. These remains of regularly cut holes are probably dating from Ptolemaic and Roman times when copper and iron tools were used, hundreds of year after the unfinished obelisk was abandoned. It is most interesting because of its sheer scale which, if completed, would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying as illustrated in this photo showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur possibly using a variant on the ‘feather and plug’ method removing the blocks of pink granite to be removed but from a much later period. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, metal, copper, iron, chisel, marks, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG00454jhp 
 Granite huge Quarry workings techniques chisel marks remains pink Aswan Egypt seen in this popular place, the quarry of the unfinished obelisk, visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. These remains of regularly cut holes are probably dating from Ptolemaic and Roman times when copper and iron tools were used, hundreds of year after the unfinished obelisk was abandoned. It is most interesting because of its sheer scale which, if completed, would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying as illustrated in this photo showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur possibly using a variant on the ‘feather and plug’ method removing the blocks of pink granite to be removed but from a much later period. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG00453jhp 
 Granite pink red Quarry chisel cuts workings techniques Aswan Egypt seen in this popular place, the quarry of the unfinished obelisk, visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. These remains of regularly cut holes are probably dating from Ptolemaic and Roman times when copper and iron tools were used, hundreds of year after the unfinished obelisk was abandoned. It is most interesting because of its sheer scale which, if completed, would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying as illustrated in this photo showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur possibly using a variant on the ‘feather and plug’ method removing the blocks of pink granite to be removed but from a much later period. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, chisel, marks, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, metal, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG00452jhp 
 Granite closeup quarry Ptolemaic Roman techniques slots line fracture technique Aswan Egypt seen in this popular place, the quarry of the unfinished obelisk, visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. These remains of regularly cut holes are probably dating from Ptolemaic and Roman times when copper and iron tools were used, hundreds of year after the unfinished obelisk was abandoned. It is most interesting because of its sheer scale which, if completed, would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying as illustrated in this photo showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur possibly using a variant on the ‘feather and plug’ method removing the blocks of pink granite to be removed but from a much later period. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, chisel, marks, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, metal, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG004515jhp 
 Granite pink grey Quarry workings panorama later techniques Aswan Egypt seen in this popular place, the quarry of the unfinished obelisk, visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. These remains of regularly cut holes are probably dating from Ptolemaic and Roman times when copper and iron tools were used, hundreds of year after the unfinished obelisk was abandoned. It is most interesting because of its sheer scale which, if completed, would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying as illustrated in this photo showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur possibly using a variant on the ‘feather and plug’ method removing the blocks of pink granite to be removed but from a much later period. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, chisel, marks, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, metal, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG004514jhp 
 Granite huge Quarry metal teeth late workings remains technique Aswan Egypt seen in this popular place, the quarry of the unfinished obelisk, visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. These remains of regularly cut holes are probably dating from Ptolemaic and Roman times when copper and iron tools were used, hundreds of year after the unfinished obelisk was abandoned. It is most interesting because of its sheer scale which, if completed, would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying as illustrated in this photo showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur possibly using a variant on the ‘feather and plug’ method removing the blocks of pink granite to be removed but from a much later period. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, chisel, marks, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, metal, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG004513jhp 
 Granite Quarry general overview old workings levels removed Aswan Egypt seen in this popular place, the quarry of the unfinished obelisk, visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. These remains of regularly cut holes are probably dating from Ptolemaic and Roman times when copper and iron tools were used, hundreds of year after the unfinished obelisk was abandoned. It is most interesting because of its sheer scale which, if completed, would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying as illustrated in this photo showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur possibly using a variant on the ‘feather and plug’ method removing the blocks of pink granite to be removed but from a much later period. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, chisel, marks, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, metal, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG004512jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite huge split side view fractured Quarry Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, chisel, marks, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, metal, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG004511jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite huge top view broken fracture Quarry Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, chisel, marks, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, metal, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG9617232jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite huge top view centre fracture Quarry Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the end as can be seen in this photo. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 1996, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji RD, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG9617231jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite central over view fractured Quarry Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the end as can be seen in this photo. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 1996, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji RD, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG9617230jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite channel pounded trench Quarry Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 1996, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji RD, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG02cf90178jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite huge damage fractured Quarry Aswan Egypt high view holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, ball, pounded, pounding, channels, gullies, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2002, Fuji S2, 35mm, format, digital, DSLR
Aswan Quarry EG02cf90179jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite Quarry Aswan Egypt general over view panorama holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, ball, pounded, pounding, channels, gullies, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2002, Fuji S2, 35mm, format, digital, DSLR
Aswan Quarry EG02cf90177jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite channel hole pounded Diorite Quarry Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, ball, pounding, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2002, Fuji S2, 35mm, format, digital, DSLR
Aswan Quarry EG02cf90176jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite channel gully long view fractured Quarry Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, ball, pounded, pounding, channels, gullies, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2002, Fuji S2, 35mm, format, digital, DSLR
Aswan Quarry EG02cf90175jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk deep channel gully long view Quarry Aswan Egyptian holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, ball, pounded, pounding, channels, gullies, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2002, Fuji S2, 35mm, format, digital, DSLR
Aswan Quarry EG02cf90174jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite split side view fractured Quarry Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2002, Fuji S2, 35mm, format, digital, DSLR
Aswan Quarry EG02155ajhp 
 Unfinished Ramses Colossus Granite abandoned hill top Tlaina Quarry Aswan Southern Egypt holiday package a popular place visited after considerable difficulty but thanks to my wonderful guide Suzanne Salama who arranged a taxi driver for me. The journey through the back streets, military zones and industrial sites was fascinating enough but even the taxi driver had to ask twice for directions. It was eventually not that far from a so-called sculpture park that I had ‘discovered’ the previous year on the same search but failed to find the colossus. There are other quarries and two in the Southern Quarry area of which Tlaina has this unfinished colossus, another statue is at Shallal Quarry while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. It is thought that a fracture in the shoulder of this statue of Ramses 11 might be why it was abandoned and further down the hill an unfinished square base has also been found as well as evidence of a ramp or track way that was being prepared for its transportation when completed.

The famous unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies or channels with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Southern, Tlaina, quarry, granite, pink, red, colossus, Ramesside, Ramasses, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, hill, top, onlookers, locals, Egyptians, 2002, negative, film, 35mm, format, daylight, scanned, scan
Aswan Quarry EG02154ajhp 
 Unfinished Colossus Granite abandoned head face Ramses Tlaina Quarry Southern Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited after considerable difficulty but thanks to my wonderful guide Suzanne Salama who arranged a taxi driver for me. The journey through the back streets, military zones and industrial sites was fascinating enough but even the taxi driver had to ask twice for directions. It was eventually not that far from a so-called sculpture park that I had ‘discovered’ the previous year on the same search but failed to find the colossus. There are other quarries and two in the Southern Quarry area of which Tlaina has this unfinished colossus, another statue is at Shallal Quarry while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. It is thought that a fracture in the shoulder of this statue of Ramses 11 might be why it was abandoned and further down the hill an unfinished square base has also been found as well as evidence of a ramp or track way that was being prepared for its transportation when completed.
The famous unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies or channels with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Southern, Tlaina, quarry, granite, pink, red, colossus, Ramesside, Ramasses, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, hill, top, onlookers, locals, Egyptians, 2002, negative, film, 35mm, format, daylight, scanned, scan
Aswan Quarry EG02153ajhp 
 Unfinished Colossus Granite base feet abandoned Tlaina Quarry Southern Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited after considerable difficulty but thanks to my wonderful guide Suzanne Salama who arranged a taxi driver for me. The journey through the back streets, military zones and industrial sites was fascinating enough but even the taxi driver had to ask twice for directions. It was eventually not that far from a so-called sculpture park that I had ‘discovered’ the previous year on the same search but failed to find the colossus. There are other quarries and two in the Southern Quarry area of which Tlaina has this unfinished colossus, another statue is at Shallal Quarry while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. It is thought that a fracture in the shoulder of this statue of Ramses 11 might be why it was abandoned and further down the hill an unfinished square base has also been found as well as evidence of a ramp or track way that was being prepared for its transportation when completed.

The famous unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies or channels with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Southern, Tlaina, quarry, granite, pink, red, colossus, Ramesside, Ramasses, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, hill, top, onlookers, locals, Egyptians, 2002, negative, film, 35mm, format, daylight, scanned, scan
Aswan Quarry EG02152ajhp 
 Unfinished Colossus Granite rear Egyptians locals abandoned Tlaina Quarry Southern Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited after considerable difficulty but thanks to my wonderful guide Suzanne Salama who arranged a taxi driver for me. The journey through the back streets, military zones and industrial sites was fascinating enough but even the taxi driver had to ask twice for directions. It was eventually not that far from a so-called sculpture park that I had ‘discovered’ the previous year on the same search but failed to find the colossus. There are other quarries and two in the Southern Quarry area of which Tlaina has this unfinished colossus, another statue is at Shallal Quarry while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. It is thought that a fracture in the shoulder of this statue of Ramses 11 might be why it was abandoned and further down the hill an unfinished square base has also been found as well as evidence of a ramp or track way that was being prepared for its transportation when completed.

The famous unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies or channels with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Southern, Tlaina, quarry, granite, pink, red, colossus, Ramesside, Ramasses, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, hill, top, onlookers, locals, Egyptians, 2002, negative, film, 35mm, format, daylight, scanned, scan
Aswan Quarry EG02151ajhp 
 Unfinished Colossus Granite abandoned fractured rear Tlaina Quarry Southern Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited after considerable difficulty but thanks to my wonderful guide Suzanne Salama who arranged a taxi driver for me. The journey through the back streets, military zones and industrial sites was fascinating enough but even the taxi driver had to ask twice for directions. It was eventually not that far from a so-called sculpture park that I had ‘discovered’ the previous year on the same search but failed to find the colossus. There are other quarries and two in the Southern Quarry area of which Tlaina has this unfinished colossus, another statue is at Shallal Quarry while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. It is thought that a fracture in the shoulder of this statue of Ramses 11 might be why it was abandoned and further down the hill an unfinished square base has also been found as well as evidence of a ramp or track way that was being prepared for its transportation when completed.

The famous unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies or channels with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Southern, Tlaina, quarry, granite, pink, red, colossus, Ramesside, Ramasses, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, hill, top, onlookers, locals, Egyptians, 2002, negative, film, 35mm, format, daylight, scanned, scan
Aswan Quarry EG94423jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite huge abandoned fractured Quarry Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 1996, slide, film, medium, format, transparency, 645, Bronica, ETRSi, daylight, scanned, scan

Egypt > Aswan Nubian Museum (2 files)

Aswan Nubian Coffin Texts EG052940JHP 
 Aswan Egyptian Nubian Museum Coffin Texts inside sarcophagus of Heketa found at rock cut tomb at Kubbet el Hawa and dating to 12th Dynasty, an exhibit inside modern air-conditioned building whose foundations were laid in 1986, opened in 1997 and organised through UNESCO. Very low artificial light makes general photography difficult as well as affecting accurate colour balance. This now appears to be the only museum in Egypt where photography is still allowed although it is not easy as the ambient lighting is extremely subdued for conservation reasons. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, Nubian, Nubia, Museum, exhibit, coffin, lid, texts, hieroglyphs, book, dead, Heketa, sarcophagus, Kubbet el Hawa, Qubbet, Hawwa, inside, interior, ancient, landscape
Aswan Nubian Museum Sarcophagus EG053033JHP 
 Aswan Egyptian Nubian Museum basalt sarcophagus from Roman period discovered on Elephantine Island and dedicated to sacred ram god Khum plus exhibiting a Nubian House, Islamic tombs and mosques in gardens with prehistoric stone carvings, Egyptian and Roman artefacts set amongst attractive walks past flowering shrubs, water channels, palm trees and waterfalls. Foundations were laid in 1986 and opened in 1997 and organised through UNESCO. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, Nubian, Museum, Nubia, ancient, prehistoric, modern, gardens, exhibits, outside, architecture, sarcophagus, basalt, Roman, Khum, ram, God, open, lid, walks, upright

Egypt > Egyptian Museum Cairo (5 files)

Royalty Free photos of exhibits from the Cairo Egyptian Museum taken before current bans with slide film in available light not to studio quality
Gilded Coffin Face EG11801JHP 
 Egypt Cairo Museum golden gilded sarcophagus face mummy coffin Tut in the prime antiquities collection in Cairo taken during visits between 1994 and 1996 when photography was allowed albeit without flash and tripod. None is of studio quality, being handheld with existing, usually extremely poor light and using slide film, pushed Fuji 400asa to get a suitable aperture and shutter speed. Most of the photos are from the Tutankahum exhibits while the rest are items that interested me as I explored this wonderful and extensive collection, requiring many more hours if not days and is only hinted at during the usual one or two hour visit made on a package tour. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Egyptian, Museum, gilded, coffin, sarcophagus, face, uraeus, eyes, collection, landscape, ancient, antiquity, antiquities, exhibit
Tut Miniature Coffins EG11730JHP 
 Egyptian Museum Cairo Interior Exhibit Tutankhamun Burial four minature sarcophaguses for storage in the canopic jars and replicated the second sarcophagus of Tutaumkhamun in the burial chmaber. Now in the prime antiquities collection in Cairo taken during visits between 1994 and 1996 when photography was allowed albeit without flash and tripod. None is of studio quality, being handheld with existing, usually extremely poor light and using slide film, pushed Fuji 400asa to get a suitable aperture and shutter speed. Most of the photos are from the Tutankahum exhibits while the rest are items that interested me as I explored this wonderful and extensive collection, requiring many more hours if not days and is only hinted at during the usual one or two hour visit made on a package tour. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Egyptian, Museum, Tutankhamun, canopic, sarcophagus, small, detailed, beautiful, replicas, Tut, collection, landscape, ancient, antiquity, antiquities, exhibit
Tut 2nd Coffin EG11727JHP 
 Egyptian Museum Exhibit face mask second gilded sarcophagus Tutankhamun photo in the prime antiquities collection in Cairo taken during visits between 1994 and 1996 when photography was allowed albeit without flash and tripod. None is of studio quality, being handheld with existing, usually extremely poor light and using slide film, pushed Fuji 400asa to get a suitable aperture and shutter speed. Most of the photos are from the Tutankahum exhibits while the rest are items that interested me as I explored this wonderful and extensive collection, requiring many more hours if not days and is only hinted at during the usual one or two hour visit made on a package tour. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Egyptian, Museum, Tutankhamun, Tut, second, 2nd, coffin, lid, face, flail, lapis, lazuli, nemes, headress, uraeus, sarcophagus, beard, collection, landscape, ancient, antiquity, antiquities, exhibit
Tut 2nd Coffin Base EG11728JHP 
 Egyptian Museum Tut Exhibit base inlaid gold detail second gilded sarcophagus Tutankhamun in the prime antiquities collection in Cairo taken during visits between 1994 and 1996 when photography was allowed albeit without flash and tripod. None is of studio quality, being handheld with existing, usually extremely poor light and using slide film, pushed Fuji 400asa to get a suitable aperture and shutter speed. Most of the photos are from the Tutankahum exhibits while the rest are items that interested me as I explored this wonderful and extensive collection, requiring many more hours if not days and is only hinted at during the usual one or two hour visit made on a package tour. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Egyptian, Museum, Tutankhamun, Tut, collection, landscape, gilded, sarcophagus, base, patterns, hierogylphs, gold, glass, paste, ancient, antiquity, antiquities, exhibit
Coffin Interior Detail EG011210aJHP 
 Egyptian Museum coffin interior treasury scribe illustrate elaborate colourful craftsmanship from the ancient Egyptians. In the prime antiquities collection in Cairo taken during visits between 1994 and 2001 when photography was allowed albeit without flash and tripod. None is of studio quality, being handheld with existing, usually extremely poor light and using slide film, pushed Fuji 400asa to get a suitable aperture and shutter speed. Most of the photos are from the Tutankahum exhibits while the rest are items that interested me as I explored this wonderful and extensive collection, requiring many more hours if not days and is only hinted at during the usual one or two hour visit made on a package tour. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Egyptian, Museum, scribe, priest, leopard, skin, Amun-Ra, food, offering, fruit, lotus, flowers, wife, sarcophagus, interior, painted, colours, colors, collection, square, ancient, antiquity, antiquities, exhibit

Egypt > Giza Pyramids & Sphinx (4 files)

Photographs of the three Giza pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, the Sphinx, temples, Solar Barque museum and western cemetery mastabas, including the Light and Sound Show night views.
Giza Tomb Debhen EG024129jhp 
 Gizah Egyptian Central Field ancient Debhen Tomb interior sarcophagus empty in an area that lies roughly between the causeway of Menkaure and that of Khafre in which there are many old mastabas and rock cut tombs, some open to the public such as this one of Debhen and the most prominent of which is the Mastaba of Queen Khentkawes the last major Royal construction in the Giza complex. It is an area left to the individual to explore and has an eerie feel wandering amongst some grotesque eroded faces of limestone showing the natural damage that centuries of wind and blown sand can do to unprotected soft limestone. In this interior photograph because of the strong artificial light I changed the colour images to B&W as it shows up more clearly than the very orange colour cast digital images. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, royalty, burial, necropolis, Menkaure, Mycerinus, Khafre, Chephren, causeway, causeways, Central, Field, tomb, mastabas, rock-cut, Debhen, burial, chamber, sarcophagus, granite, lidless, wall, reliefs, carvings, hieroglyphics, hieroglyphs, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, greyscale, digital, image, colour, cast, altered
Khufu Sarcophagus EG951057JHP 
 Kings Chamber Great Pyramid Interior Pharaoh Sarcophagus Granite Stone Flash Photo, the possible final resting place of the Pharaoh Khufu who had the largest pyramid built around 2500BC. The lidless sarcophagus in this photo is made in red Aswan granite as are the blocks making the tomblike chamber. Photographed in 1995 when restrictions were less strict but oh for a digital camera 
 Keywords: Egyptian, Giza, Great Pyramid, Cheops, Khufu, pharaoh, interior, royal, tomb, burial, chamber, sarcophagus, red, granite, lidless, 1995, Fuji 645, Bronica, upright, ancient, Egyptology, archaeology, transparency, scanned, flash
Khufu Sarcophagus EG9510213JHP 
 Kings Chamber Sarcophagus Figure Scale Inside Great Pyramid Photo Flash, the possible final resting place of the Pharaoh Khufu who had the largest pyramid built around 2500BC. The lidless sarcophagus in this photo is made in red Aswan granite as are the blocks making the tomblike chamber. Photographed in 1995 when restrictions were less strict but oh for a digital camera; no model release is required for this photo. 
 Keywords: Egyptian, Giza, Great Pyramid, Cheops, Khufu, pharaoh, interior, royal, tomb, burial, chamber, sarcophagus, red, lidless, granite, 1995, Fuji 645, Bronica, landscape, ancient, Egyptology, archaeology, transparency, scanned, flash
Khufu Kings Chamber EG951058JHP 
 Khufu Kings Chamber Great Pyramid Gaiza Egypt Interior Construction Granite Blocks, the possible final resting place of the Pharaoh who had the largest pyramid built around 2500BC, the Great Pyramid at Giza. Photographed in 1995 when restrictions were less strict but oh for a digital camera. The huge granite blocks that make up this tomb are reckoned to weigh around 200 tons each and each fit snuggly enough that not even a knife can be inserted between them. 
 Keywords: Egyptian, Giza, Great Pyramid, Cheops, Khufu, pharaoh, interior, royal, tomb, burial, chamber, sarcophagus, granite, 1995, Fuji 645, Bronica, landscape, ancient, Egyptology, archaeology, transparency, scanned, flash

Egypt > North of Cairo (32 files)

This gallery has photographs of the main sites North of Cairo, usually visited privately as not part of most Egyptian tours, and includes Heliopolis, Tell Basta near Zagazig and Tanis near the north coast of Egypt
Alexandria Catacombs eg961407jhp 
 Egypt Alexandria Kom es-Shogafa catacombs shelves rockcut urns flooded board walk Mediterranean is no longer reminiscent of the ancient city from Pharaonic times and little of that ancient time remains. A few isolated sites can be visited and this is called Kom es-Shogafa, also spelt es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah a necropolis of catacombs and ongoing archaeology. The garden area of this site has many exhibits including sarcophagi, carved capitals as well as a reconstructed Tombs, this one is known as Tigrane [Tigran] rescued from construction work in Tigrane Pasha Street in 1952. The style of decoration in this tomb is particularly important as it shows the blending of the major influences in the City’s history-Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The City has a distinctly European rather than Egyptian feel to it; it is sometimes offered as a day trip on a Cairo package but is seldom part of the main Nile packages. I hired my own taxi and the driver was sufficiently knowledgeable to take me to the main ‘ancient’ sites I could manage in a few hours. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, northern, Delta, ancient, Alexandria, city, coast, Mediterranean, sea, Egyptology, Kom, es-Shogafa, es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah, el-Shoukafa, catacombs, rotunda, main, entrance, underground, submerged, flooded, columns, buttress, outer, gallery, shelves, urns, cinerary, Tigran, Tigrane, rescue, tomb, paintings, reliefs, Osiris, mummified, mummy, niche, carved, Horus, funerary, Anubis, Thoth, bed, palm, fronds, Goddess, Isis, Nephthys, white, stucco, Apis, bull, winged, offering, King, shelves, storage, walls, scallop, shell, reconstruction, building, garden, open, air, museum, exhibits, artefacts, carvings, granite, Coptic, Cross, early, Christian, sarcophagus, sarcophagi, sunshine, blue, sky, colours, colourful, landscape, September, 1996, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4
Alexandria Catacombs eg961404jhp 
 Egypt Alexandria tomb carved man snake pschent bearded walls Kom al-Shawqafah catacombs Mediterranean is no longer reminiscent of the ancient city from Pharaonic times and little of that ancient time remains. A few isolated sites can be visited and this is called Kom es-Shogafa, also spelt es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah a necropolis of catacombs and ongoing archaeology. The garden area of this site has many exhibits including sarcophagi, carved capitals as well as a reconstructed Tombs, this one is known as Tigrane [Tigran] rescued from construction work in Tigrane Pasha Street in 1952. The style of decoration in this tomb is particularly important as it shows the blending of the major influences in the City’s history-Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The City has a distinctly European rather than Egyptian feel to it; it is sometimes offered as a day trip on a Cairo package but is seldom part of the main Nile packages. I hired my own taxi and the driver was sufficiently knowledgeable to take me to the main ‘ancient’ sites I could manage in a few hours. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, northern, Delta, ancient, Alexandria, city, coast, Mediterranean, sea, Egyptology, Kom, es-Shogafa, es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah, el-Shoukafa, mound, shards, pottery, catacombs, rotunda, main, entrance, underground, submerged, flooded, columns, buttress, carved, carving, snake, bearded, pschent, Tigran, Tigrane, rescue, tomb, paintings, reliefs, Osiris, mummified, mummy, niche, carved, Horus, funerary, Anubis, Thoth, bed, palm, fronds, Goddess, Isis, Nephthys, white, stucco, Apis, bull, winged, offering, King, shelves, storage, walls, scallop, shell, reconstruction, building, garden, open, air, museum, exhibits, artefacts, carvings, granite, Coptic, Cross, early, Christian, sarcophagus, sarcophagi, sunshine, blue, sky, colours, colourful, landscape, September, 1996, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, flash, Metz, upright
Alexandria Catacombs eg9614011jhp 
 Egypt Alexandria Kom al-Shawqaiah catacombs passageway carved Sobek cloak guard Roman Mediterranean is no longer reminiscent of the ancient city from Pharaonic times and little of that ancient time remains. A few isolated sites can be visited and this is called Kom es-Shogafa, also spelt es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah a necropolis of catacombs and ongoing archaeology. The garden area of this site has many exhibits including sarcophagi, carved capitals as well as a reconstructed Tombs, this one is known as Tigrane [Tigran] rescued from construction work in Tigrane Pasha Street in 1952. The style of decoration in this tomb is particularly important as it shows the blending of the major influences in the City’s history-Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The City has a distinctly European rather than Egyptian feel to it; it is sometimes offered as a day trip on a Cairo package but is seldom part of the main Nile packages. I hired my own taxi and the driver was sufficiently knowledgeable to take me to the main ‘ancient’ sites I could manage in a few hours. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, northern, Delta, ancient, Alexandria, city, coast, Mediterranean, sea, Egyptology, Kom, es-Shogafa, es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah, el-Shoukafa, al-Shawqafah, mound, shards, pottery, catacombs, rotunda, main, entrance, underground, submerged, flooded, columns, buttress, carved, carving, anubis, sobek, military, costume, cloak, rock, cut, bearded, pschent, Tigran, Tigrane, rescue, tomb, paintings, reliefs, Osiris, mummified, mummy, niche, carved, Horus, funerary, Anubis, Thoth, bed, palm, fronds, Goddess, Isis, Nephthys, white, stucco, Apis, bull, winged, offering, King, shelves, storage, walls, scallop, shell, reconstruction, building, garden, open, air, museum, exhibits, artefacts, carvings, granite, Coptic, Cross, early, Christian, sarcophagus, sarcophagi, sunshine, blue, sky, colours, colourful, landscape, September, 1996, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, flash, Metz, upright
Alexandria Tomb Relief eg961399jhp 
 Egypt Alexandria city tomb carved scallop shell roof Kom al-Shawqaiah catacombs Mediterranean is no longer reminiscent of the ancient city from Pharaonic times and little of that ancient time remains. A few isolated sites can be visited and this is called Kom es-Shogafa, also spelt es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah a necropolis of catacombs and ongoing archaeology. The garden area of this site has many exhibits including sarcophagi, carved capitals as well as a reconstructed Tombs, most well know is known as Tigrane [Tigran] rescued from construction work in Tigrane Pasha Street in 1952. The style of decoration in this tomb is particularly important as it shows the blending of the major influences in the City’s history-Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The City has a distinctly European rather than Egyptian feel to it; it is sometimes offered as a day trip on a Cairo package but is seldom part of the main Nile packages. I hired my own taxi and the driver was sufficiently knowledgeable to take me to the main ‘ancient’ sites I could manage in a few hours. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, northern, Delta, ancient, Alexandria, city, coast, Mediterranean, sea, Egyptology, Kom, es-Shogafa, es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah, el-Shoukafa, catacombs, rotunda, underground, submerged, flooded, columns, Tigran, Tigrane, rescue, tomb, paintings, reliefs, Osiris, mummified, mummy, niche, carved, Horus, funerary, Anubis, Thoth, bed, palm, fronds, Goddess, Isis, Nephthys, white, stucco, Apis, bull, winged, offering, King, shelves, storage, walls, scallop, shell, reconstruction, building, garden, open, air, museum, exhibits, artefacts, carvings, granite, Coptic, Cross, early, Christian, sarcophagus, sarcophagi, sunshine, blue, sky, colours, colourful, landscape, September, 1996, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, Nikkor, 28mm f2.8
Alexandria Tomb Relief eg961398jhp 
 Egyptian Alexandria tomb relief Apis bull Nephthys Kom el-Shoukafa catacombs Mediterranean is no longer reminiscent of the ancient city from Pharaonic times and little of that ancient time remains. A few isolated sites can be visited and this is called Kom es-Shogafa, also spelt es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah a necropolis of catacombs and ongoing archaeology. The garden area of this site has many exhibits including sarcophagi, carved capitals as well as a reconstructed Tombs, one of which is known as Tigrane [Tigran] rescued from construction work in Tigrane Pasha Street in 1952. The style of decoration in this tomb is particularly important as it shows the blending of the major influences in the City’s history-Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The City has a distinctly European rather than Egyptian feel to it; it is sometimes offered as a day trip on a Cairo package but is seldom part of the main Nile packages. I hired my own taxi and the driver was sufficiently knowledgeable to take me to the main ‘ancient’ sites I could manage in a few hours. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, northern, Delta, ancient, Alexandria, city, coast, Mediterranean, sea, Egyptology, Kom, es-Shogafa, es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah, el-Shoukafa, catacombs, rotunda, underground, submerged, flooded, columns, Tigran, Tigrane, rescue, tomb, paintings, reliefs, Osiris, mummified, mummy, bed, palm, fronds, Goddess, Isis, Nephthys, white, stucco, Apis, bull, winged, offering, King, shelves, storage, walls, reconstruction, building, garden, open, air, museum, exhibits, artefacts, carvings, granite, Coptic, Cross, early, Christian, sarcophagus, sarcophagi, sunshine, blue, sky, colours, colourful, landscape, September, 1996, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, Nikkor, 28mm f2.8
Alexandria Tomb Relief eg961397jhp 
 Egypt Alexandria tomb carving Horus Anubis Thoth Kom es-Shoquafa catacombs Mediterranean is no longer reminiscent of the ancient city from Pharaonic times and little of that ancient time remains. A few isolated sites can be visited and this is called Kom es-Shogafa, also spelt es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah a necropolis of catacombs and ongoing archaeology. The garden area of this site has many exhibits including sarcophagi, carved capitals as well as a reconstructed Tombs, one of which is known as Tigrane [Tigran] rescued from construction work in Tigrane Pasha Street in 1952. The style of decoration in this tomb is particularly important as it shows the blending of the major influences in the City’s history-Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The City has a distinctly European rather than Egyptian feel to it; it is sometimes offered as a day trip on a Cairo package but is seldom part of the main Nile packages. I hired my own taxi and the driver was sufficiently knowledgeable to take me to the main ‘ancient’ sites I could manage in a few hours. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, northern, Delta, ancient, Alexandria, city, coast, Mediterranean, sea, Egyptology, Kom, es-Shogafa, es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah, el-Shoukafa, catacombs, rotunda, underground, submerged, flooded, columns, Tigran, Tigrane, rescue, tomb, paintings, reliefs, Osiris, mummified, mummy, niche, carved, Horus, funerary, Anubis, Thoth, bed, lion, headed, palm, fronds, Goddess, Isis, Nephthys, white, stucco, Apis, bull, winged, offering, King, shelves, storage, walls, reconstruction, building, garden, open, air, museum, exhibits, artefacts, carvings, granite, Coptic, Cross, early, Christian, sarcophagus, sarcophagi, sunshine, blue, sky, colours, colourful, landscape, September, 1996, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, Nikkor, 28mm f2.8
Alexandria Tomb Relief eg961396jhp 
 Egypt Alexandria city tomb relief Apis bull Kom es-Shoquafa catacombs Mediterranean is no longer reminiscent of the ancient city from Pharaonic times and little of that ancient time remains. A few isolated sites can be visited and this is called Kom es-Shogafa, also spelt es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah a necropolis of catacombs and ongoing archaeology. The garden area of this site has many exhibits including sarcophagi, carved capitals as well as a reconstructed Tombs, one of which is known as Tigrane [Tigran] rescued from construction work in Tigrane Pasha Street in 1952. The style of decoration in this tomb is particularly important as it shows the blending of the major influences in the City’s history-Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The City has a distinctly European rather than Egyptian feel to it; it is sometimes offered as a day trip on a Cairo package but is seldom part of the main Nile packages. I hired my own taxi and the driver was sufficiently knowledgeable to take me to the main ‘ancient’ sites I could manage in a few hours. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, northern, Delta, ancient, Alexandria, city, coast, Mediterranean, sea, Egyptology, Kom, es-Shogafa, es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah, el-Shoukafa, catacombs, rotunda, underground, submerged, flooded, columns, Tigran, Tigrane, rescue, tomb, paintings, reliefs, Osiris, mummified, mummy, bed, palm, fronds, Goddess, Isis, Nephthys, white, stucco, Apis, bull, winged, offering, King, shelves, storage, walls, reconstruction, building, garden, open, air, museum, exhibits, artefacts, carvings, granite, Coptic, Cross, early, Christian, sarcophagus, sarcophagi, sunshine, blue, sky, colours, colourful, landscape, September, 1996, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, Nikkor, 28mm f2.8
Alexandria Tomb Relief eg9613735jhp 
 Egypt Alexandria Tigran painted wall offering adjacent niche Kom es-Shogafa catacombs Mediterranean is no longer reminiscent of the ancient city from Pharaonic times and little of that ancient time remains. A few isolated sites can be visited and this is called Kom es-Shogafa, also spelt es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah a necropolis of catacombs and ongoing archaeology. The garden area of this site has many exhibits including sarcophagi, carved capitals as well as a reconstructed Tombs, this one is known as Tigrane [Tigran] rescued from construction work in Tigrane Pasha Street in 1952 and this painting is in the righthand niche next to the more famous mummy on bed scene which faces the entrance. The style of decoration in this tomb is particularly important as it shows the blending of the major influences in the City’s history-Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The City has a distinctly European rather than Egyptian feel to it; it is sometimes offered as a day trip on a Cairo package but is seldom part of the main Nile packages. I hired my own taxi and the driver was sufficiently knowledgeable to take me to the main ‘ancient’ sites I could manage in a few hours. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, northern, Delta, ancient, Alexandria, city, coast, Mediterranean, sea, Egyptology, Kom, es-Shogafa, es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah, el-Shoukafa, catacombs, rotunda, main, entrance, underground, submerged, flooded, columns, buttress, Tigran, Tigrane, rescue, tomb, paintings, painting, offering, kneeling, reliefs, Osiris, mummified, mummy, niche, carved, Horus, funerary, Anubis, Thoth, ceiling, bed, palm, fronds, Goddess, Isis, Nephthys, white, stucco, Apis, bull, winged, offering, King, shelves, storage, walls, scallop, shell, reconstruction, building, garden, open, air, museum, exhibits, artefacts, carvings, granite, Coptic, Cross, early, Christian, sarcophagus, sarcophagi, sunshine, blue, sky, colours, colourful, landscape, September, 1996, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, Nikkor, 28mm f2.8
Alexandria Tomb Relief eg9613733jhp 
 Egypt Alexandria Tigrane Tomb painting Osiris Isis Nephthys Kom es-Shogafa catacombs Mediterranean the City is no longer reminiscent of the ancient city from Pharaonic times and little of that ancient time remains. A few isolated sites can be visited and this is called Kom es-Shogafa, also spelt es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah a necropolis of catacombs and ongoing archaeology. The garden area of this site has many exhibits including sarcophagi, carved capitals as well as a reconstructed Tombs, this one known as Tigrane [Tigran] rescued from construction work in Tigrane Pasha Street in 1952. The style of decoration in this tomb is particularly important as it shows the blending of the major influences in the City’s history-Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The City has a distinctly European rather than Egyptian feel to it; it is sometimes offered as a day trip on a Cairo package but is seldom part of the main Nile packages. I hired my own taxi and the driver was sufficiently knowledgeable to take me to the main ‘ancient’ sites I could manage in a few hours. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, northern, Delta, ancient, Alexandria, city, coast, Mediterranean, sea, Egyptology, Kom, es-Shogafa, es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah, el-Shoukafa, catacombs, rotunda, underground, submerged, flooded, columns, Tigran, Tigrane, rescue, tomb, paintings, reliefs, Osiris, mummified, mummy, bed, palm, fronds, Goddess, Isis, Nephthys, white, stucco, Apis, bull, winged, shelves, storage, walls, reconstruction, building, garden, open, air, museum, exhibits, artefacts, carvings, granite, Coptic, Cross, early, Christian, sarcophagus, sarcophagi, sunshine, blue, sky, colours, colourful, landscape, September, 1996, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, Nikkor, 28mm f2.8
Alexandria Tomb Relief eg9613731jhp 
 Egypt Alexandria city tomb entrance Tigran painted walls Kom al-Shawqaiah catacombs Mediterranean is no longer reminiscent of the ancient city from Pharaonic times and little of that ancient time remains. A few isolated sites can be visited and this is called Kom es-Shogafa, also spelt es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah a necropolis of catacombs and ongoing archaeology. The garden area of this site has many exhibits including sarcophagi, carved capitals as well as a reconstructed Tombs, this one is known as Tigrane [Tigran] rescued from construction work in Tigrane Pasha Street in 1952. The style of decoration in this tomb is particularly important as it shows the blending of the major influences in the City’s history-Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The City has a distinctly European rather than Egyptian feel to it; it is sometimes offered as a day trip on a Cairo package but is seldom part of the main Nile packages. I hired my own taxi and the driver was sufficiently knowledgeable to take me to the main ‘ancient’ sites I could manage in a few hours. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, northern, Delta, ancient, Alexandria, city, coast, Mediterranean, sea, Egyptology, Kom, es-Shogafa, es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah, el-Shoukafa, catacombs, rotunda, underground, submerged, flooded, columns, Tigran, Tigrane, rescue, tomb, paintings, reliefs, Osiris, mummified, mummy, niche, carved, Horus, funerary, Anubis, Thoth, bed, palm, fronds, Goddess, Isis, Nephthys, white, stucco, Apis, bull, winged, offering, King, shelves, storage, walls, reconstruction, building, garden, open, air, museum, exhibits, artefacts, carvings, granite, Coptic, Cross, early, Christian, sarcophagus, sarcophagi, sunshine, blue, sky, colours, colourful, landscape, September, 1996, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, Nikkor, 28mm f2.8, upright
Alexandria Tomb Passage eg9613736jhp 
 Egypt Alexandria tombs entrance passageway stonework Kom es-Shoquafa catacombs Mediterranean is no longer reminiscent of the ancient city from Pharaonic times and little of that ancient time remains. A few isolated sites can be visited and this is called Kom es-Shogafa, also spelt es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah a necropolis of catacombs and ongoing archaeology. The garden area of this site has many exhibits including sarcophagi, carved capitals as well as a reconstructed Tombs, best known is Tigrane [Tigran] rescued from construction work in Tigrane Pasha Street in 1952. The style of decoration in this tomb is particularly important as it shows the blending of the major influences in the City’s history-Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The City has a distinctly European rather than Egyptian feel to it; it is sometimes offered as a day trip on a Cairo package but is seldom part of the main Nile packages. I hired my own taxi and the driver was sufficiently knowledgeable to take me to the main ‘ancient’ sites I could manage in a few hours. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, northern, Delta, ancient, Alexandria, city, coast, Mediterranean, sea, Egyptology, Kom, es-Shogafa, es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah, el-Shoukafa, catacombs, rotunda, underground, submerged, flooded, columns, Tigran, Tigrane, rescue, tomb, paintings, reliefs, Osiris, mummified, mummy, niche, carved, Horus, funerary, Anubis, Thoth, bed, palm, fronds, Goddess, Isis, Nephthys, white, stucco, Apis, bull, winged, offering, King, shelves, storage, walls, scallop, shell, reconstruction, building, garden, open, air, museum, exhibits, artefacts, carvings, granite, Coptic, Cross, early, Christian, sarcophagus, sarcophagi, sunshine, blue, sky, colours, colourful, landscape, September, 1996, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, Nikkor, 28mm f2.8, upright, passageway, interior
Alexandria Tigran Tomb eg9613913jhp 
 Egypt Alexandria city tomb rescued Tigran reconstruction Kom es-Shogafa catacombs Mediterranean is no longer reminiscent of the ancient city from Pharaonic times and little of that ancient time remains. A few isolated sites can be visited and this is called Kom es-Shogafa, also spelt es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah a necropolis of catacombs and ongoing archaeology. The garden area of this site has many exhibits including sarcophagi, carved capitals as well as a reconstructed Tombs, this one is known as Tigrane [Tigran] rescued from construction work in Tigrane Pasha Street in 1952. The style of decoration in this tomb is particularly important as it shows the blending of the major influences in the City’s history-Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The City has a distinctly European rather than Egyptian feel to it; it is sometimes offered as a day trip on a Cairo package but is seldom part of the main Nile packages. I hired my own taxi and the driver was sufficiently knowledgeable to take me to the main ‘ancient’ sites I could manage in a few hours. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, northern, Delta, ancient, Alexandria, city, coast, Mediterranean, sea, Egyptology, Kom, es-Shogafa, es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah, el-Shoukafa, catacombs, rotunda, underground, submerged, flooded, columns, Tigran, Tigrane, rescue, tomb, paintings, reliefs, Osiris, mummified, mummy, niche, carved, Horus, funerary, Anubis, Thoth, bed, palm, fronds, Goddess, Isis, Nephthys, white, stucco, Apis, bull, winged, offering, King, shelves, storage, walls, reconstruction, building, garden, open, air, museum, exhibits, artefacts, carvings, granite, Coptic, Cross, early, Christian, sarcophagus, sarcophagi, sunshine, blue, sky, colours, colourful, landscape, September, 1996, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, Nikkor, 28mm f2.8
Alexandria Sarcophagi eg9613912jhp 
 Egyptian Alexandria garden museum exhibits sarcophagi white carved Kom es-Shoquafa catacombs Mediterranean the city is no longer reminiscent of the ancient city from Pharaonic times and little of that ancient time remains. A few isolated sites can be visited and this is called Kom es-Shogafa, also spelt es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah a necropolis of catacombs and ongoing archaeology. The garden area of this site has many exhibits including sarcophagi, carved capitals as well as a reconstructed Tombs, most well known is Tigrane [Tigran] rescued from construction work in Tigrane Pasha Street in 1952. The style of decoration in this tomb is particularly important as it shows the blending of the major influences in the City’s history-Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The City has a distinctly European rather than Egyptian feel to it; it is sometimes offered as a day trip on a Cairo package but is seldom part of the main Nile packages. I hired my own taxi and the driver was sufficiently knowledgeable to take me to the main ‘ancient’ sites I could manage in a few hours. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, northern, Delta, ancient, Alexandria, city, coast, Mediterranean, sea, Egyptology, Kom, es-Shogafa, es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah, el-Shoukafa, catacombs, rotunda, main, entrance, Tigran, Tigrane, rescue, reconstruction, building, garden, open, air, museum, exhibits, artefacts, carvings, granite, Coptic, Cross, early, Christian, sarcophagus, sarcophagi, sunshine, blue, sky, colours, colourful, landscape, September, 1996, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, Nikkor, 28mm f2.8
Alexandria Sarcophagi eg9613911jhp 
 Egypt Alexandria open air exhibits sarcophagi Kom es-Shogafa catacombs Mediterranean the city is no longer reminiscent of the ancient city from Pharaonic times and little of that ancient time remains. A few isolated sites can be visited and this is called Kom es-Shogafa, also spelt es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah a necropolis of catacombs and ongoing archaeology. The garden area of this site has many exhibits including sarcophagi, carved capitals as well as a reconstructed Tombs, most well known is Tigrane [Tigran] rescued from construction work in Tigrane Pasha Street in 1952. The style of decoration in this tomb is particularly important as it shows the blending of the major influences in the City’s history-Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The City has a distinctly European rather than Egyptian feel to it; it is sometimes offered as a day trip on a Cairo package but is seldom part of the main Nile packages. I hired my own taxi and the driver was sufficiently knowledgeable to take me to the main ‘ancient’ sites I could manage in a few hours. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, northern, Delta, ancient, Alexandria, city, coast, Mediterranean, sea, Egyptology, Kom, es-Shogafa, es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah, el-Shoukafa, catacombs, rotunda, main, entrance, Tigran, Tigrane, rescue, reconstruction, building, garden, open, air, museum, exhibits, artefacts, carvings, granite, Coptic, Cross, early, Christian, sarcophagus, sarcophagi, sunshine, blue, sky, colours, colourful, landscape, September, 1996, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, Nikkor, 28mm f2.8
Alexandria Carved Relief eg9613914jhp 
 Egypt Alexandria exhibits carved black granite freize Kom el-Shoukafa garden free standing Mediterranean the city is no longer reminiscent of the ancient city from Pharaonic times and little of that ancient time remains. A few isolated sites can be visited and this is called Kom es-Shogafa, also spelt es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah a necropolis of catacombs and ongoing archaeology. The garden area of this site has many exhibits including sarcophagi, carved capitals as well as a reconstructed Tombs, most well known is Tigrane [Tigran] rescued from construction work in Tigrane Pasha Street in 1952. The style of decoration in this tomb is particularly important as it shows the blending of the major influences in the City’s history-Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The City has a distinctly European rather than Egyptian feel to it; it is sometimes offered as a day trip on a Cairo package but is seldom part of the main Nile packages. I hired my own taxi and the driver was sufficiently knowledgeable to take me to the main ‘ancient’ sites I could manage in a few hours. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, northern, Delta, ancient, Alexandria, city, coast, Mediterranean, sea, Egyptology, Kom, es-Shogafa, es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah, el-Shoukafa, catacombs, rotunda, main, entrance, Tigran, Tigrane, rescue, reconstruction, building, garden, open, air, museum, exhibits, artefacts, carvings, carved, black, inons, offering, boat, snake, granite, Coptic, Cross, early, Christian, sarcophagus, sarcophagi, sunshine, blue, sky, colours, colourful, landscape, September, 1996, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, Nikkor, 28mm f2.8
Alexandria Burial Vault eg961395jhp 
 Egypt Alexandria city catacombs tomb carving Kom el-Shoukafa catacombs Mediterranean is no longer reminiscent of the ancient city from Pharaonic times and little of that ancient time remains. A few isolated sites can be visited and this is called Kom es-Shogafa, also spelt es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah a necropolis of catacombs and ongoing archaeology. The garden area of this site has many exhibits including sarcophagi, carved capitals as well as a reconstructed Tombs, best known is Tigrane [Tigran] rescued from construction work in Tigrane Pasha Street in 1952. The style of decoration in this tomb is particularly important as it shows the blending of the major influences in the City’s history-Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The City has a distinctly European rather than Egyptian feel to it; it is sometimes offered as a day trip on a Cairo package but is seldom part of the main Nile packages. I hired my own taxi and the driver was sufficiently knowledgeable to take me to the main ‘ancient’ sites I could manage in a few hours. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, northern, Delta, ancient, Alexandria, city, coast, Mediterranean, sea, Egyptology, Kom, es-Shogafa, es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah, el-Shoukafa, catacombs, rotunda, main, entrance, underground, submerged, flooded, columns, buttress, Tigran, Tigrane, rescue, tomb, paintings, reliefs, Osiris, mummified, mummy, niche, carved, Horus, funerary, Anubis, Thoth, bed, palm, fronds, Goddess, Isis, Nephthys, white, stucco, Apis, bull, winged, offering, King, shelves, storage, walls, scallop, shell, reconstruction, building, garden, open, air, museum, exhibits, artefacts, carvings, granite, Coptic, Cross, early, Christian, sarcophagus, sarcophagi, sunshine, blue, sky, colours, colourful, landscape, September, 1996, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, Nikkor, 28mm f2.8, upright
Alexandria Burial Vault eg961393jhp 
 Egypt Alexandria city main catacombs tomb entrance carved walls Kom al-Shawqaiah catacombs Mediterranean is no longer reminiscent of the ancient city from Pharaonic times and little of that ancient time remains. A few isolated sites can be visited and this is called Kom es-Shogafa, also spelt es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah a necropolis of catacombs and ongoing archaeology. The garden area of this site has many exhibits including sarcophagi, carved capitals as well as a reconstructed Tombs, best known is Tigrane [Tigran] rescued from construction work in Tigrane Pasha Street in 1952. The style of decoration in this tomb is particularly important as it shows the blending of the major influences in the City’s history-Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The City has a distinctly European rather than Egyptian feel to it; it is sometimes offered as a day trip on a Cairo package but is seldom part of the main Nile packages. I hired my own taxi and the driver was sufficiently knowledgeable to take me to the main ‘ancient’ sites I could manage in a few hours. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, northern, Delta, ancient, Alexandria, city, coast, Mediterranean, sea, Egyptology, Kom, es-Shogafa, es-Shoquafa, al-Shawqaiah, el-Shoukafa, catacombs, rotunda, main, entrance, underground, submerged, flooded, columns, Tigran, Tigrane, rescue, tomb, paintings, reliefs, Osiris, mummified, mummy, niche, carved, Horus, funerary, Anubis, Thoth, bed, palm, fronds, Goddess, Isis, Nephthys, white, stucco, Apis, bull, winged, offering, King, shelves, storage, walls, scallop, shell, reconstruction, building, garden, open, air, museum, exhibits, artefacts, carvings, granite, Coptic, Cross, early, Christian, sarcophagus, sarcophagi, sunshine, blue, sky, colours, colourful, landscape, September, 1996, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, Nikkor, 28mm f2.8
Tanis Tomb Relief 1320EG05jhp 
 Tanis Ancient Egypt Royal tomb Sheshonq barques winged solar Gods wall reliefs located site to side of main and famous Royal Tomb of Psusennes which was intact and gave up one of the richest burial good collections, apart from Tutankhamun, with its famous silver coffin, now in the Cairo Museum. Tanis was once held to be the capital created by Ramses, now thought to be in the Quantir area but it was the capital of the 24th Nome of Lower Egypt and important in the late Egyptian period. The site has a Ramesside Temple of Amun with other temples from reigns of Osorkon, Sheshonq and Ptolemy. A visit to Tanis is usually by private means but can be incorporated with a day trip through the Delta visiting Heliopolis and Tell Basta but does involve considerable motoring. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Tanis, San al-Hagar, Djane, Delta, Avaris, Quantir, landscape, upright, history, ancient, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramses, granite, carvings, hieroglyphs, sarcophagus, granite, Royal, Necropolis, tombs, pharaoh, Shoshenq, Sheshonq, Amun, Gods, wall, reliefs, carving, offering, scenes, boats, barques, Sun, God, towing
Tanis Sheshonq Tomb 1330EG05jhp 
 Tanis Ancient Egyptian Delta Egypt Royal tomb Sheshonq sarcophagus wall reliefs located site to side of main and famous Royal Tomb of Psusennes which was intact and gave up one of the richest burial good collections, apart from Tutankhamun, with its famous silver coffin, now in the Cairo Museum. Tanis was once held to be the capital created by Ramses, now thought to be in the Quantir area but it was the capital of the 24th Nome of Lower Egypt and important in the late Egyptian period. The site has a Ramesside Temple of Amun with other temples from reigns of Osorkon, Sheshonq and Ptolemy. A visit to Tanis is usually by private means but can be incorporated with a day trip through the Delta visiting Heliopolis and Tell Basta but does involve considerable motoring. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Tanis, San al-Hagar, Djane, Delta, Avaris, Quantir, upright, history, ancient, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, carvings, hieroglyphs, sarcophagus, granite, open, lidless, red, Royal, Necropolis, tombs, pharaoh, Shoshenq, Sheshonq, wall, reliefs
Tanis Sheshonq Tomb 1329EG05jhp 
 Tanis Ancient Egyptian Delta Egypt Sheshonq granite sarcophagus open burial wall reliefs located site to side of main and famous Royal Tomb of Psusennes which was intact and gave up one of the richest burial good collections, apart from Tutankhamun, with its famous silver coffin, now in the Cairo Museum. Tanis was once held to be the capital created by Ramses, now thought to be in the Quantir area but it was the capital of the 24th Nome of Lower Egypt and important in the late Egyptian period. The site has a Ramesside Temple of Amun with other temples from reigns of Osorkon, Sheshonq and Ptolemy. A visit to Tanis is usually by private means but can be incorporated with a day trip through the Delta visiting Heliopolis and Tell Basta but does involve considerable motoring. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Tanis, San al-Hagar, Djane, Delta, Avaris, Quantir, upright, history, ancient, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, hieroglyphs, sarcophagus, granite, Royal, Necropolis, tombs, pharaoh, Shoshenq, Sheshonq, wall, reliefs, carving, offering, scenes, boats, barque, Sun, God, towing, Horus, falcon, son, Isis
Tanis Sheshonq Relief 1325EG05jhp 
 Tanis Ancient Egypt Delta Royal tombs Sheshonq wall reliefs flail Horus located site to side of main and famous Royal Tomb of Psusennes which was intact and gave up one of the richest burial good collections, apart from Tutankhamun, with its famous silver coffin, now in the Cairo Museum. Tanis was once held to be the capital created by Ramses, now thought to be in the Quantir area but it was the capital of the 24th Nome of Lower Egypt and important in the late Egyptian period. The site has a Ramesside Temple of Amun with other temples from reigns of Osorkon, Sheshonq and Ptolemy. A visit to Tanis is usually by private means but can be incorporated with a day trip through the Delta visiting Heliopolis and Tell Basta but does involve considerable motoring. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Tanis, San al-Hagar, Djane, Delta, Avaris, Quantir, upright; history, ancient, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramses; granite; carvings; hieroglyphs; sarcophagus; granite; Royal; Necropolis; tombs; pharaoh; Shoshenq; Sheshonq; Amun; God; wall; reliefs; carving; offering; scenes; boats, barque; Sun; God; towing; Horus; falcon; son; Isis; flail; headdress;
Tanis Sarcophagus 1319EG05jhp 
 Tanis Ancient Egyptian Delta Egypt Royal tombs Sheshonq sarcophagus empty located site to side of main and famous Royal Tomb of Psusennes which was intact and gave up one of the richest burial good collections, apart from Tutankhamun, with its famous silver coffin, now in the Cairo Museum. Tanis was once held to be the capital created by Ramses, now thought to be in the Quantir area but it was the capital of the 24th Nome of Lower Egypt and important in the late Egyptian period. The site has a Ramesside Temple of Amun with other temples from reigns of Osorkon, Sheshonq and Ptolemy. A visit to Tanis is usually by private means but can be incorporated with a day trip through the Delta visiting Heliopolis and Tell Basta but does involve considerable motoring. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Tanis, San al-Hagar, Djane, Delta, Avaris, Quantir, landscape, history, ancient, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, granite, sarcophagus, granite, Royal, Necropolis, tombs, pharaoh, Shoshenq, Sheshonq, carved
Tanis Royal Tombs 1318EG05jhp 
 Tanis Ancient Egyptian Egypt Royal tombs Sheshonq sarcophagi wall reliefs located site to side of main and famous Royal Tomb of Psusennes which was intact and gave up one of the richest burial good collections, apart from Tutankhamun, with its famous silver coffin, now in the Cairo Museum. Tanis was once held to be the capital created by Ramses, now thought to be in the Quantir area but it was the capital of the 24th Nome of Lower Egypt and important in the late Egyptian period. The site has a Ramesside Temple of Amun with other temples from reigns of Osorkon, Sheshonq and Ptolemy. A visit to Tanis is usually by private means but can be incorporated with a day trip through the Delta visiting Heliopolis and Tell Basta but does involve considerable motoring. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Tanis, San al-Hagar, Djane, Delta, Avaris, Quantir, upright, history, ancient, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramses, granite, carvings, hieroglyphs, sarcophagus, sarcophagi, granite, Royal, Necropolis, tombs, pharaoh, Shoshenq, Sheshonq, Amun, God, wall, reliefs, carving, offering
Tanis Royal Tomb 1314EG05jhp 
 Tanis Ancient Egypt Royal tomb Osorkon entrance granite lintel sacophagus located in Royal Necropolis at Tanis once thought to be the capital created by Ramses but was the capital of the 24th Nome of Lower Egypt and important in the late Egyptian period. Has Ramesside Temple of Amun with other temples from reigns of Osorkon, Sheshonq and Ptolemy but of special interest are the Royal Tombs where that of Psusennes in particular was intact and gave up one of the richest burial good collections, apart from Tutankhamun, with its famous silver coffin, now in the Cairo Museum. A visit to Tanis is usually by private means but can be incorporated with a day trip through the Delta visiting Heliopolis and Tell Basta but does involve considerable motoring. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Tanis, San al-Hagar, Djane, Delta, Avaris, Quantir, landscape, history, ancient, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramses, granite, carvings, hieroglyphs, sarcophagus, granite, Royal, Necropolis, tombs, pharaoh, priest, Psuennes, Takelot, Osorkon 11, Pimay
Tanis Tomb Entrance 1302EG05jhp 
 Tanis Ancient Egyptian tomb entrance Osorkon lintel painted sarcophagus once thought to be the capital created by Ramses but was the capital of the 24th Nome of Lower Egypt and important in the late Egyptian period. Has Ramesside Temple of Amun with other temples from reigns of Osorkon, Sheshonq and Ptolemy but of special interest are the Royal Tombs where that of Psusennes in particular was intact and gave up one of the richest burial good collections, apart from Tutankhamun, with its famous silver coffin, now in the Cairo Museum. A visit to Tanis is usually by private means but can be incorporated with a day trip through the Delta visiting Heliopolis and Tell Basta but does involve considerable motoring. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Tanis, San al-Hagar, Djane, Delta, Avaris, Quantir, landscape, history, ancient, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, carvings, hieroglyphs, lintel, entrance, painted, red, sarcophagus, granite, Royal, Necropolis, tomb, pharaoh, Osorkon, Gods, mummified, entrance, opening
Tanis Takelot Carving 1304EG05jhp 
 Tanis Ancient Egyptian Delta Egypt Royal tomb Takelot Atef Isis relief in Takelot Tomb in Royal Necroplois at Tanis once thought to be the capital created by Ramses but was the capital of the 24th Nome of Lower Egypt and important in the late Egyptian period. Has Ramesside Temple of Amun with other temples from reigns of Osorkon, Sheshonq and Ptolemy but of special interest are the Royal Tombs where that of Psusennes in particular was intact and gave up one of the richest burial good collections, apart from Tutankhamun, with its famous silver coffin, now in the Cairo Museum. A visit to Tanis is usually by private means but can be incorporated with a day trip through the Delta visiting Heliopolis and Tell Basta but does involve considerable motoring. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Tanis, San al-Hagar, Djane, Delta, Avaris, Quantir, landscape, history, ancient, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramses, granite, carvings, hieroglyphs, sarcophagus, granite, Royal, Necropolis, tombs, pharaoh, Takelot, Atef, crown, headdress, Goddess, Isis, offering, food
Tanis Royal Sarcophagus 1310EG05jhp 
 Tanis Ancient Egyptian Egypt Royal tomb Takelot sarcophagus Isis carving in Takelot 11 Tomb in Royal Necroplois at Tanis once thought to be the capital created by Ramses but was the capital of the 24th Nome of Lower Egypt and important in the late Egyptian period. Has Ramesside Temple of Amun with other temples from reigns of Osorkon, Sheshonq and Ptolemy but of special interest are the Royal Tombs where that of Psusennes in particular was intact and gave up one of the richest burial good collections, apart from Tutankhamun, with its famous silver coffin, now in the Cairo Museum. A visit to Tanis is usually by private means but can be incorporated with a day trip through the Delta visiting Heliopolis and Tell Basta but does involve considerable motoring. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Tanis, San al-Hagar, Djane, Delta, Avaris, Quantir, landscape, history, ancient, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramses, granite, sarcophagus, burial, carvings, hieroglyphs, Royal, Necropolis, tomb, pharaoh, Takelot, Atef, crown, wall, offering, food, scene, figures, relief, Isis
Tanis Royal Sarcophagus 1294EG05jhp 
 Tanis Ancient Egypt Royal tomb Osorkon granite sarcophagus burial lid once thought to be the capital created by Ramses but was the capital of the 24th Nome of Lower Egypt and important in the late Egyptian period. Has Ramesside Temple of Amun with other temples from reigns of Osorkon, Sheshonq and Ptolemy but of special interest are the Royal Tombs where that of Psusennes in particular was intact and gave up one of the richest burial good collections, apart from Tutankhamun, with its famous silver coffin, now in the Cairo Museum. A visit to Tanis is usually by private means but can be incorporated with a day trip through the Delta visiting Heliopolis and Tell Basta but does involve considerable motoring. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Tanis, San al-Hagar, Djane, Delta, Avaris, Quantir, landscape, history, ancient, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, granite, carved, sarcophagus, granite, Royal, Necropolis, tomb, pharaoh, Osorkon, cramped
Tanis Royal Priest 1305EG05jhp 
 Tanis Ancient Egyptian Delta Royal tombs priest skin belt Osorkon Takelot at once thought to be the capital created by Ramses but was the capital of the 24th Nome of Lower Egypt and important in the late Egyptian period. Has Ramesside Temple of Amun with other temples from reigns of Osorkon, Sheshonq and Ptolemy but of special interest are the Royal Tombs where that of Psusennes in particular was intact and gave up one of the richest burial good collections, apart from Tutankhamun, with its famous silver coffin, now in the Cairo Museum. A visit to Tanis is usually by private means but can be incorporated with a day trip through the Delta visiting Heliopolis and Tell Basta but does involve considerable motoring. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Tanis, San al-Hagar, Djane, Delta, Avaris, Quantir, upright, history, ancient, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, granite, carvings, hieroglyphs, sarcophagus, granite, Royal, Necropolis, tombs, pharaoh, priest, Psuennes, Takelot, Osorkon, wall, relief, offering, food, leopard, skin
Tanis Osiris Throned 1306EG05jhp 
 Tanis Ancient Egyptian Royal necropolis Osiris flail crook throne seated Osorkon Takelot tombs in Royal Necropolis at Tanis once thought to be the capital created by Ramses but was the capital of the 24th Nome of Lower Egypt and important in the late Egyptian period. Has Ramesside Temple of Amun with other temples from reigns of Osorkon, Sheshonq and Ptolemy but of special interest are the Royal Tombs where that of Psusennes in particular was intact and gave up one of the richest burial good collections, apart from Tutankhamun, with its famous silver coffin, now in the Cairo Museum. A visit to Tanis is usually by private means but can be incorporated with a day trip through the Delta visiting Heliopolis and Tell Basta but does involve considerable motoring. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Tanis, San al-Hagar, Djane, Delta, Avaris, Quantir, upright, history, ancient, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, granite, carvings, hieroglyphs, sarcophagus, granite, Royal, Necropolis, tombs, Takelot, Osorkon, Osiris, God, Atef, crown, flail, crook, offering, food
Heliopolis Coffins EG077062JHP 
 Heliopolis Ancient Egyptian Coffins Lids Sarcopgagus Museum site photo north of Cairo is the oldest standing obelisk in Egypt at the site of the temple of Re-Atum although little is left of this once important sun cult centre and dating from around 1970BC at the beginning of the 12th Dynasty. Not visited usually as part of most tour packages it is an interesting visit enroute for other interesting Delta sites such as Tel Basta and Tanis. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Heliopolis, Cairo, suburb, Delta, north, open, air, museum, exhibits, upright, sarcophagus, lids, coffins, granite, carved
Heliopolis Coffin Lid EG077063JHP 
 Heliopolis Ancient Egyptian Coffin Lid Carved Figure Sarcopgagus Museum site photo north of Cairo is the oldest standing obelisk in Egypt at the site of the temple of Re-Atum although little is left of this once important sun cult centre and dating from around 1970BC at the beginning of the 12th Dynasty. Not visited usually as part of most tour packages it is an interesting visit enroute for other interesting Delta sites such as Tel Basta and Tanis. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Heliopolis, Cairo, suburb, Delta, north, open, air, museum, exhibits, landscape, sarcophagus, lid, coffins, carved, stone

Egypt > Outlying Pyramids (96 files)

Pictures of pyramids and scenery related to them outwith the main sites of Giza and Saqqara such as Abusir, Dashur, El Lisht, Meydum and Hawara
Hawara Pyramid eg01319jhp 
 Hawara Faiyum Amenemhet pyramid mudbricks exposed layers closeup thousands Egyptian, to the south of Cairo was the last pyramid built in the 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, by the Pharaoh Amenemhet 111 of the later design using mudbrick core which still stands dominant and substantial but the limestone covering of Tura Limestone is now all missing. The entrance on the south side is visible but the high ground water table means it is flooded as are all the lower chamber areas. It is most famous for the references to the Labyrinth; a comparison of its mortuary and temple complex to that at Knossos by Herodotus although little now remains except for a large area of sandy mounds and hollows divided by a canal; new excavations are underway to determine what might still exist. This pyramid was built after the king’s first attempt at Dashur was abandoned owing to subsidence problems it appears unfinished at the time of his death c1797BC. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River, Nile, Hawara, Hawarah, al-Maqta, pyramid, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum, al-Fayyum, Egyptology, archaeology, construction, ancient, history, antiquity, pharaoh, Amenemhet 111, Amenemhat 111, Ammenemes 111, last 12th Dynasty, south, face, entrance, royal, tomb, shafts, death, burial, afterlife, Graeco-Roman, mortuary, temple, chapels, nomes, replication, complex, Labyrinth, Herodotus, Greek, Strabo, Minos, Knossos, mudbrick, mudbricks, exposed, core, limestone, casing, robbed, plundered, removed, mantel, missing, Lepsius, excavation, 1843, Petrie, burial, chamber, innovative, sandstone, quartzite, single, monolithic, block, sarcophagus, triangular, lintels, gables, sand, lowering, device, flooded, ceiling, passageway, hidden, robbers, Royal, women, tombs, Neferu-ptah, necropolis, Sobek, Hathor, palm, goddess, Saqqara, Meidum, Dashur, Lake, Qarun, Moeris, canal, water, table, landscape, October, 2001, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, 35mm, camera, Nikon, FM2: Tokina SD, 28-70mm lens, landscape
Hawara Pyramid eg01318jhp 
 Hawarah Fayyum Amenemhat pyramid mudbricks entrance door south side flooded, to the south of Cairo was the last pyramid built in the 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, by the Pharaoh Amenemhet 111 of the later design using mudbrick core which still stands dominant and substantial but the limestone covering of Tura Limestone is now all missing. The entrance on the south side is visible but the high ground water table means it is flooded as are all the lower chamber areas. It is most famous for the references to the Labyrinth; a comparison of its mortuary and temple complex to that at Knossos by Herodotus although little now remains except for a large area of sandy mounds and hollows divided by a canal; new excavations are underway to determine what might still exist. This pyramid was built after the king’s first attempt at Dashur was abandoned owing to subsidence problems it appears unfinished at the time of his death c1797BC. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River, Nile, Hawara, Hawarah, al-Maqta, pyramid, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum, al-Fayyum, Egyptology, archaeology, construction, ancient, history, antiquity, pharaoh, Amenemhet 111, Amenemhat 111, Ammenemes 111, last 12th Dynasty, south, face, entrance, royal, tomb, shafts, death, burial, afterlife, Graeco-Roman, mortuary, temple, chapels, nomes, replication, complex, Labyrinth, Herodotus, Greek, Strabo, Minos, Knossos, mudbrick, mudbricks, exposed, core, limestone, casing, robbed, plundered, removed, mantel, missing, Lepsius, excavation, 1843, Petrie, burial, chamber, innovative, sandstone, quartzite, single, monolithic, block, sarcophagus, triangular, lintels, gables, sand, lowering, device, flooded, ceiling, passageway, hidden, robbers, Royal, women, tombs, Neferu-ptah, necropolis, Sobek, Hathor, palm, goddess, Saqqara, Meidum, Dashur, Lake, Qarun, Moeris, canal, water, table, landscape, October, 2001, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, 35mm, camera, Nikon, FM2: Tokina SD, 28-70mm lens, landscape
Hawara Pyramid eg01316jhp 
 Hawara Faiyum Amenemhet pyramid mudbrick entrance south side door flooded, to the south of Cairo was the last pyramid built in the 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, by the Pharaoh Amenemhet 111 of the later design using mudbrick core which still stands dominant and substantial but the limestone covering of Tura Limestone is now all missing. The entrance on the south side is visible but the high ground water table means it is flooded as are all the lower chamber areas. It is most famous for the references to the Labyrinth; a comparison of its mortuary and temple complex to that at Knossos by Herodotus although little now remains except for a large area of sandy mounds and hollows divided by a canal; new excavations are underway to determine what might still exist. This pyramid was built after the king’s first attempt at Dashur was abandoned owing to subsidence problems it appears unfinished at the time of his death c1797BC. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River, Nile, Hawara, Hawarah, al-Maqta, pyramid, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum, al-Fayyum, Egyptology, archaeology, construction, ancient, history, antiquity, pharaoh, Amenemhet 111, Amenemhat 111, Ammenemes 111, last 12th Dynasty, south, face, entrance, royal, tomb, shafts, death, burial, afterlife, Graeco-Roman, mortuary, temple, chapels, nomes, replication, complex, Labyrinth, Herodotus, Greek, Strabo, Minos, Knossos, mudbrick, mudbricks, exposed, core, limestone, casing, robbed, plundered, removed, mantel, missing, Lepsius, excavation, 1843, Petrie, burial, chamber, innovative, sandstone, quartzite, single, monolithic, block, sarcophagus, triangular, lintels, gables, sand, lowering, device, flooded, ceiling, passageway, hidden, robbers, Royal, women, tombs, Neferu-ptah, necropolis, Sobek, Hathor, palm, goddess, Saqqara, Meidum, Dashur, Lake, Qarun, Moeris, canal, water, table, landscape, October, 2001, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, 35mm, camera, Nikon, FM2: Tokina SD, 28-70mm lens, upright
Hawara Pyramid eg01315jhp 
 Hawara Faiyum Amenemhet pyramid discarded limestone carving crocodiles lying around, to the south of Cairo was the last pyramid built in the 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, by the Pharaoh Amenemhet 111 of the later design using mudbrick core which still stands dominant and substantial but the limestone covering of Tura Limestone is now all missing. The entrance on the south side is visible but the high ground water table means it is flooded as are all the lower chamber areas. It is most famous for the references to the Labyrinth; a comparison of its mortuary and temple complex to that at Knossos by Herodotus although little now remains except for a large area of sandy mounds and hollows divided by a canal; new excavations are underway to determine what might still exist. This pyramid was built after the king’s first attempt at Dashur was abandoned owing to subsidence problems it appears unfinished at the time of his death c1797BC. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River, Nile, Hawara, Hawarah, al-Maqta, pyramid, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum, al-Fayyum, Egyptology, archaeology, construction, ancient, history, antiquity, pharaoh, Amenemhet 111, Amenemhat 111, Ammenemes 111, last 12th Dynasty, south, face, entrance, royal, tomb, shafts, death, burial, afterlife, Graeco-Roman, mortuary, temple, chapels, nomes, replication, complex, Labyrinth, Herodotus, Greek, Strabo, Minos, Knossos, mudbrick, mudbricks, exposed, core, limestone, casing, robbed, plundered, removed, mantel, missing, Lepsius, excavation, 1843, Petrie, burial, chamber, innovative, sandstone, quartzite, single, monolithic, block, sarcophagus, triangular, lintels, gables, sand, lowering, device, flooded, ceiling, passageway, hidden, robbers, Royal, women, tombs, Neferu-ptah, necropolis, Sobek, Hathor, palm, goddess, Saqqara, Meidum, Dashur, Lake, Qarun, Moeris, canal, water, table, landscape, October, 2001, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, 35mm, camera, Nikon, FM2: Tokina SD, 28-70mm lens, landscape
Hawara Pyramid eg01313jhp 
 Hawara Faiyum Amenemhet pyramid mortuary temple Labyrinth Herodotus destroyed rubble field, to the south of Cairo was the last pyramid built in the 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, by the Pharaoh Amenemhet 111 of the later design using mudbrick core which still stands dominant and substantial but the limestone covering of Tura Limestone is now all missing. The entrance on the south side is visible but the high ground water table means it is flooded as are all the lower chamber areas. It is most famous for the references to the Labyrinth; a comparison of its mortuary and temple complex to that at Knossos by Herodotus although little now remains except for a large area of sandy mounds and hollows divided by a canal; new excavations are underway to determine what might still exist. This pyramid was built after the king’s first attempt at Dashur was abandoned owing to subsidence problems it appears unfinished at the time of his death c1797BC. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River, Nile, Hawara, Hawarah, al-Maqta, pyramid, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum, al-Fayyum, Egyptology, archaeology, construction, ancient, history, antiquity, pharaoh, Amenemhet 111, Amenemhat 111, Ammenemes 111, last 12th Dynasty, south, face, entrance, royal, tomb, shafts, death, burial, afterlife, Graeco-Roman, mortuary, temple, chapels, nomes, replication, complex, Labyrinth, Herodotus, Greek, Strabo, Minos, Knossos, mudbrick, mudbricks, exposed, core, limestone, casing, robbed, plundered, removed, mantel, missing, Lepsius, excavation, 1843, Petrie, burial, chamber, innovative, sandstone, quartzite, single, monolithic, block, sarcophagus, triangular, lintels, gables, sand, lowering, device, flooded, ceiling, passageway, hidden, robbers, Royal, women, tombs, Neferu-ptah, necropolis, Sobek, Hathor, palm, goddess, Saqqara, Meidum, Dashur, Lake, Qarun, Moeris, canal, water, table, landscape, October, 2001, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, 35mm, camera, Nikon, FM2: Tokina SD, 28-70mm lens, landscape
Hawara Pyramid eg01312jhp 
 Hawara Fayyum Amenemhat pyramid mudbrick core large substantial exposed mound, to the south of Cairo was the last pyramid built in the 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, by the Pharaoh Amenemhet 111 of the later design using mudbrick core which still stands dominant and substantial but the limestone covering of Tura Limestone is now all missing. The entrance on the south side is visible but the high ground water table means it is flooded as are all the lower chamber areas. It is most famous for the references to the Labyrinth; a comparison of its mortuary and temple complex to that at Knossos by Herodotus although little now remains except for a large area of sandy mounds and hollows divided by a canal; new excavations are underway to determine what might still exist. This pyramid was built after the king’s first attempt at Dashur was abandoned owing to subsidence problems it appears unfinished at the time of his death c1797BC. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River, Nile, Hawara, Hawarah, al-Maqta, pyramid, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum, al-Fayyum, Egyptology, archaeology, construction, ancient, history, antiquity, pharaoh, Amenemhet 111, Amenemhat 111, Ammenemes 111, last 12th Dynasty, south, face, entrance, royal, tomb, shafts, death, burial, afterlife, Graeco-Roman, mortuary, temple, chapels, nomes, replication, complex, Labyrinth, Herodotus, Greek, Strabo, Minos, Knossos, mudbrick, mudbricks, exposed, core, limestone, casing, robbed, plundered, removed, mantel, missing, Lepsius, excavation, 1843, Petrie, burial, chamber, innovative, sandstone, quartzite, single, monolithic, block, sarcophagus, triangular, lintels, gables, sand, lowering, device, flooded, ceiling, passageway, hidden, robbers, Royal, women, tombs, Neferu-ptah, necropolis, Sobek, Hathor, palm, goddess, Saqqara, Meidum, Dashur, Lake, Qarun, Moeris, canal, water, table, landscape, October, 2001, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, 35mm, camera, Nikon, FM2: Tokina SD, 28-70mm lens, upright
Hawara Pyramid eg013123jhp 
 Hawara Faiyum limestone carved torso necklace beads beaded collar wesekh menat broken discarded, to the south of Cairo was the last pyramid built in the 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, by the Pharaoh Amenemhet 111 of the later design using mudbrick core which still stands dominant and substantial but the limestone covering of Tura Limestone is now all missing. The entrance on the south side is visible but the high ground water table means it is flooded as are all the lower chamber areas. It is most famous for the references to the Labyrinth; a comparison of its mortuary and temple complex to that at Knossos by Herodotus although little now remains except for a large area of sandy mounds and hollows divided by a canal; new excavations are underway to determine what might still exist. This pyramid was built after the king’s first attempt at Dashur was abandoned owing to subsidence problems it appears unfinished at the time of his death c1797BC. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River, Nile, Hawara, Hawarah, al-Maqta, pyramid, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum, al-Fayyum, Egyptology, archaeology, construction, ancient, history, antiquity, pharaoh, Amenemhet 111, Amenemhat 111, Ammenemes 111, last 12th Dynasty, south, face, entrance, royal, tomb, shafts, death, burial, afterlife, Graeco-Roman, mortuary, temple, chapels, nomes, replication, complex, Labyrinth, Herodotus, Greek, Strabo, Minos, Knossos, mudbrick, mudbricks, exposed, core, limestone, casing, robbed, plundered, removed, mantel, missing, Lepsius, excavation, 1843, Petrie, burial, chamber, innovative, sandstone, quartzite, single, monolithic, block, sarcophagus, triangular, lintels, gables, sand, lowering, device, flooded, ceiling, passageway, hidden, robbers, Royal, women, tombs, Neferu-ptah, necropolis, Sobek, Hathor, palm, goddess, Saqqara, Meidum, Dashur, Lake, Qarun, Moeris, canal, water, table, landscape, October, 2001, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, 35mm, camera, Nikon, FM2: Tokina SD, 28-70mm lens, landscape
Hawara Pyramid eg013122jhp 
 Hawara Faiyum pyramid yellow flaky chalk-like weathered exposed stone eroded, to the south of Cairo was the last pyramid built in the 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, by the Pharaoh Amenemhet 111 of the later design using mudbrick core which still stands dominant and substantial but the limestone covering of Tura Limestone is now all missing. The entrance on the south side is visible but the high ground water table means it is flooded as are all the lower chamber areas. It is most famous for the references to the Labyrinth; a comparison of its mortuary and temple complex to that at Knossos by Herodotus although little now remains except for a large area of sandy mounds and hollows divided by a canal; new excavations are underway to determine what might still exist. This pyramid was built after the king’s first attempt at Dashur was abandoned owing to subsidence problems it appears unfinished at the time of his death c1797BC. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River, Nile, Hawara, Hawarah, al-Maqta, pyramid, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum, al-Fayyum, Egyptology, archaeology, construction, ancient, history, antiquity, pharaoh, Amenemhet 111, Amenemhat 111, Ammenemes 111, last 12th Dynasty, south, face, entrance, royal, tomb, shafts, death, burial, afterlife, Graeco-Roman, mortuary, temple, chapels, nomes, replication, complex, Labyrinth, Herodotus, Greek, Strabo, Minos, Knossos, mudbrick, mudbricks, exposed, core, limestone, casing, robbed, plundered, removed, mantel, missing, Lepsius, excavation, 1843, Petrie, burial, chamber, innovative, sandstone, quartzite, single, monolithic, block, sarcophagus, triangular, lintels, gables, sand, lowering, device, flooded, ceiling, passageway, hidden, robbers, Royal, women, tombs, Neferu-ptah, necropolis, Sobek, Hathor, palm, goddess, Saqqara, Meidum, Dashur, Lake, Qarun, Moeris, canal, water, table, landscape, October, 2001, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, 35mm, camera, Nikon, FM2: Tokina SD, 28-70mm lens, landscape, yellow, chalky, brittle, weathered, flaking
Hawara Pyramid eg013121jhp 
 Hawara Faiyum mudbrick brick exposed floor straw eroded weathered made constructed, to the south of Cairo was the last pyramid built in the 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, by the Pharaoh Amenemhet 111 of the later design using mudbrick core which still stands dominant and substantial but the limestone covering of Tura Limestone is now all missing. The entrance on the south side is visible but the high ground water table means it is flooded as are all the lower chamber areas. It is most famous for the references to the Labyrinth; a comparison of its mortuary and temple complex to that at Knossos by Herodotus although little now remains except for a large area of sandy mounds and hollows divided by a canal; new excavations are underway to determine what might still exist. This pyramid was built after the king’s first attempt at Dashur was abandoned owing to subsidence problems it appears unfinished at the time of his death c1797BC. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River, Nile, Hawara, Hawarah, al-Maqta, pyramid, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum, al-Fayyum, Egyptology, archaeology, construction, ancient, history, antiquity, pharaoh, Amenemhet 111, Amenemhat 111, Ammenemes 111, last 12th Dynasty, south, face, entrance, royal, tomb, shafts, death, burial, afterlife, Graeco-Roman, mortuary, temple, chapels, nomes, replication, complex, Labyrinth, Herodotus, Greek, Strabo, Minos, Knossos, mudbrick, mudbricks, exposed, core, limestone, casing, robbed, plundered, removed, mantel, missing, Lepsius, excavation, 1843, Petrie, burial, chamber, innovative, sandstone, quartzite, single, monolithic, block, sarcophagus, triangular, lintels, gables, sand, lowering, device, flooded, ceiling, passageway, hidden, robbers, Royal, women, tombs, Neferu-ptah, necropolis, Sobek, Hathor, palm, goddess, Saqqara, Meidum, Dashur, Lake, Qarun, Moeris, canal, water, table, landscape, October, 2001, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, 35mm, camera, Nikon, FM2: Tokina SD, 28-70mm lens, landscape, straw
Hawara Pyramid eg013120jhp 
 Hawara Faiyum ancient Egyptian mudbricks bricks mortar construction techniques erosion wall exposed, to the south of Cairo was the last pyramid built in the 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, by the Pharaoh Amenemhet 111 of the later design using mudbrick core which still stands dominant and substantial but the limestone covering of Tura Limestone is now all missing. The entrance on the south side is visible but the high ground water table means it is flooded as are all the lower chamber areas. It is most famous for the references to the Labyrinth; a comparison of its mortuary and temple complex to that at Knossos by Herodotus although little now remains except for a large area of sandy mounds and hollows divided by a canal; new excavations are underway to determine what might still exist. This pyramid was built after the king’s first attempt at Dashur was abandoned owing to subsidence problems it appears unfinished at the time of his death c1797BC. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River, Nile, Hawara, Hawarah, al-Maqta, pyramid, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum, al-Fayyum, Egyptology, archaeology, construction, ancient, history, antiquity, pharaoh, Amenemhet 111, Amenemhat 111, Ammenemes 111, last 12th Dynasty, south, face, entrance, royal, tomb, shafts, death, burial, afterlife, Graeco-Roman, mortuary, temple, chapels, nomes, replication, complex, Labyrinth, Herodotus, Greek, Strabo, Minos, Knossos, mudbrick, mudbricks, exposed, core, limestone, casing, robbed, plundered, removed, mantel, missing, Lepsius, excavation, 1843, Petrie, burial, chamber, innovative, sandstone, quartzite, single, monolithic, block, sarcophagus, triangular, lintels, gables, sand, lowering, device, flooded, ceiling, passageway, hidden, robbers, Royal, women, tombs, Neferu-ptah, necropolis, Sobek, Hathor, palm, goddess, Saqqara, Meidum, Dashur, Lake, Qarun, Moeris, canal, water, table, landscape, October, 2001, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, 35mm, camera, Nikon, FM2: Tokina SD, 28-70mm lens, landscape
Hawara Pyramid eg01311jhp 
 Hawara Faiyum Amenemhet pyramid mudbrick exposed impressive hill mound remains, to the south of Cairo was the last pyramid built in the 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, by the Pharaoh Amenemhet 111 of the later design using mudbrick core which still stands dominant and substantial but the limestone covering of Tura Limestone is now all missing. The entrance on the south side is visible but the high ground water table means it is flooded as are all the lower chamber areas. It is most famous for the references to the Labyrinth; a comparison of its mortuary and temple complex to that at Knossos by Herodotus although little now remains except for a large area of sandy mounds and hollows divided by a canal; new excavations are underway to determine what might still exist. This pyramid was built after the king’s first attempt at Dashur was abandoned owing to subsidence problems it appears unfinished at the time of his death c1797BC. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River, Nile, Hawara, Hawarah, al-Maqta, pyramid, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum, al-Fayyum, Egyptology, archaeology, construction, ancient, history, antiquity, pharaoh, Amenemhet 111, Amenemhat 111, Ammenemes 111, last 12th Dynasty, south, face, entrance, royal, tomb, shafts, death, burial, afterlife, Graeco-Roman, mortuary, temple, chapels, nomes, replication, complex, Labyrinth, Herodotus, Greek, Strabo, Minos, Knossos, mudbrick, mudbricks, exposed, core, limestone, casing, robbed, plundered, removed, mantel, missing, Lepsius, excavation, 1843, Petrie, burial, chamber, innovative, sandstone, quartzite, single, monolithic, block, sarcophagus, triangular, lintels, gables, sand, lowering, device, flooded, ceiling, passageway, hidden, robbers, Royal, women, tombs, Neferu-ptah, necropolis, Sobek, Hathor, palm, goddess, Saqqara, Meidum, Dashur, Lake, Qarun, Moeris, canal, water, table, landscape, October, 2001, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, 35mm, camera, Nikon, FM2: Tokina SD, 28-70mm lens, landscape
Hawara Pyramid eg013119jhp 
 Hawarah Faiyum Amenemhat pyramid mudbrick north east corner wall ruin bricks, to the south of Cairo was the last pyramid built in the 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, by the Pharaoh Amenemhet 111 of the later design using mudbrick core which still stands dominant and substantial but the limestone covering of Tura Limestone is now all missing. The entrance on the south side is visible but the high ground water table means it is flooded as are all the lower chamber areas. It is most famous for the references to the Labyrinth; a comparison of its mortuary and temple complex to that at Knossos by Herodotus although little now remains except for a large area of sandy mounds and hollows divided by a canal; new excavations are underway to determine what might still exist. This pyramid was built after the king’s first attempt at Dashur was abandoned owing to subsidence problems it appears unfinished at the time of his death c1797BC. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River, Nile, Hawara, Hawarah, al-Maqta, pyramid, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum, al-Fayyum, Egyptology, archaeology, construction, ancient, history, antiquity, pharaoh, Amenemhet 111, Amenemhat 111, Ammenemes 111, last 12th Dynasty, south, face, entrance, royal, tomb, shafts, death, burial, afterlife, Graeco-Roman, mortuary, temple, chapels, nomes, replication, complex, Labyrinth, Herodotus, Greek, Strabo, Minos, Knossos, mudbrick, mudbricks, exposed, core, limestone, casing, robbed, plundered, removed, mantel, missing, Lepsius, excavation, 1843, Petrie, burial, chamber, innovative, sandstone, quartzite, single, monolithic, block, sarcophagus, triangular, lintels, gables, sand, lowering, device, flooded, ceiling, passageway, hidden, robbers, Royal, women, tombs, Neferu-ptah, necropolis, Sobek, Hathor, palm, goddess, Saqqara, Meidum, Dashur, Lake, Qarun, Moeris, canal, water, table, landscape, October, 2001, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, 35mm, camera, Nikon, FM2: Tokina SD, 28-70mm lens, upright
Hawara Pyramid eg013118jhp 
 Hawara Fayyum Amenemhet pyramid mudbricks exposed ruined building wall necropolis, to the south of Cairo was the last pyramid built in the 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, by the Pharaoh Amenemhet 111 of the later design using mudbrick core which still stands dominant and substantial but the limestone covering of Tura Limestone is now all missing. The entrance on the south side is visible but the high ground water table means it is flooded as are all the lower chamber areas. It is most famous for the references to the Labyrinth; a comparison of its mortuary and temple complex to that at Knossos by Herodotus although little now remains except for a large area of sandy mounds and hollows divided by a canal; new excavations are underway to determine what might still exist. This pyramid was built after the king’s first attempt at Dashur was abandoned owing to subsidence problems it appears unfinished at the time of his death c1797BC. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River, Nile, Hawara, Hawarah, al-Maqta, pyramid, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum, al-Fayyum, Egyptology, archaeology, construction, ancient, history, antiquity, pharaoh, Amenemhet 111, Amenemhat 111, Ammenemes 111, last 12th Dynasty, south, face, entrance, royal, tomb, shafts, death, burial, afterlife, Graeco-Roman, mortuary, temple, chapels, nomes, replication, complex, Labyrinth, Herodotus, Greek, Strabo, Minos, Knossos, mudbrick, mudbricks, exposed, core, limestone, casing, robbed, plundered, removed, mantel, missing, Lepsius, excavation, 1843, Petrie, burial, chamber, innovative, sandstone, quartzite, single, monolithic, block, sarcophagus, triangular, lintels, gables, sand, lowering, device, flooded, ceiling, passageway, hidden, robbers, Royal, women, tombs, Neferu-ptah, necropolis, Sobek, Hathor, palm, goddess, Saqqara, Meidum, Dashur, Lake, Qarun, Moeris, canal, water, table, landscape, October, 2001, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, 35mm, camera, Nikon, FM2: Tokina SD, 28-70mm lens, landscape
Hawara Pyramid eg013116jhp 
 Hawara Faiyum Amenemhet pyramid mudbrick exposed wall shell north east corner , to the south of Cairo was the last pyramid built in the 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, by the Pharaoh Amenemhet 111 of the later design using mudbrick core which still stands dominant and substantial but the limestone covering of Tura Limestone is now all missing. The entrance on the south side is visible but the high ground water table means it is flooded as are all the lower chamber areas. It is most famous for the references to the Labyrinth; a comparison of its mortuary and temple complex to that at Knossos by Herodotus although little now remains except for a large area of sandy mounds and hollows divided by a canal; new excavations are underway to determine what might still exist. This pyramid was built after the king’s first attempt at Dashur was abandoned owing to subsidence problems it appears unfinished at the time of his death c1797BC. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River, Nile, Hawara, Hawarah, al-Maqta, pyramid, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum, al-Fayyum, Egyptology, archaeology, construction, ancient, history, antiquity, pharaoh, Amenemhet 111, Amenemhat 111, Ammenemes 111, last 12th Dynasty, south, face, entrance, royal, tomb, shafts, death, burial, afterlife, Graeco-Roman, mortuary, temple, chapels, nomes, replication, complex, Labyrinth, Herodotus, Greek, Strabo, Minos, Knossos, mudbrick, mudbricks, exposed, core, limestone, casing, robbed, plundered, removed, mantel, missing, Lepsius, excavation, 1843, Petrie, burial, chamber, innovative, sandstone, quartzite, single, monolithic, block, sarcophagus, triangular, lintels, gables, sand, lowering, device, flooded, ceiling, passageway, hidden, robbers, Royal, women, tombs, Neferu-ptah, necropolis, Sobek, Hathor, palm, goddess, Saqqara, Meidum, Dashur, Lake, Qarun, Moeris, canal, water, table, landscape, October, 2001, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, 35mm, camera, Nikon, FM2: Tokina SD, 28-70mm lens, landscape
Hawara Pyramid eg013114jhp 
 Hawarah Fayyum Amenemhet pyramid north face granite grinding wheel broken foreground, to the south of Cairo was the last pyramid built in the 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, by the Pharaoh Amenemhet 111 of the later design using mudbrick core which still stands dominant and substantial but the limestone covering of Tura Limestone is now all missing. The entrance on the south side is visible but the high ground water table means it is flooded as are all the lower chamber areas. It is most famous for the references to the Labyrinth; a comparison of its mortuary and temple complex to that at Knossos by Herodotus although little now remains except for a large area of sandy mounds and hollows divided by a canal; new excavations are underway to determine what might still exist. This pyramid was built after the king’s first attempt at Dashur was abandoned owing to subsidence problems it appears unfinished at the time of his death c1797BC. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River, Nile, Hawara, Hawarah, al-Maqta, pyramid, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum, al-Fayyum, Egyptology, archaeology, construction, ancient, history, antiquity, pharaoh, Amenemhet 111, Amenemhat 111, Ammenemes 111, last 12th Dynasty, south, face, entrance, royal, tomb, shafts, death, burial, afterlife, Graeco-Roman, mortuary, temple, chapels, nomes, replication, complex, Labyrinth, Herodotus, Greek, Strabo, Minos, Knossos, mudbrick, mudbricks, exposed, core, limestone, casing, robbed, plundered, removed, mantel, missing, Lepsius, excavation, 1843, Petrie, burial, chamber, innovative, sandstone, quartzite, single, monolithic, block, sarcophagus, triangular, lintels, gables, sand, lowering, device, flooded, ceiling, passageway, hidden, robbers, Royal, women, tombs, Neferu-ptah, necropolis, Sobek, Hathor, palm, goddess, Saqqara, Meidum, Dashur, Lake, Qarun, Moeris, canal, water, table, landscape, October, 2001, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, 35mm, camera, Nikon, FM2: Tokina SD, 28-70mm lens, landscape, north, face, grinding, wheel, granite, broken, scale
Hawara Pyramid eg013113jhp 
 Hawara Fayyum Amenemhet pyramid mudbrick north face granite grinding wheel, to the south of Cairo was the last pyramid built in the 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, by the Pharaoh Amenemhet 111 of the later design using mudbrick core which still stands dominant and substantial but the limestone covering of Tura Limestone is now all missing. The entrance on the south side is visible but the high ground water table means it is flooded as are all the lower chamber areas. It is most famous for the references to the Labyrinth; a comparison of its mortuary and temple complex to that at Knossos by Herodotus although little now remains except for a large area of sandy mounds and hollows divided by a canal; new excavations are underway to determine what might still exist. This pyramid was built after the king’s first attempt at Dashur was abandoned owing to subsidence problems it appears unfinished at the time of his death c1797BC. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River, Nile, Hawara, Hawarah, al-Maqta, pyramid, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum, al-Fayyum, Egyptology, archaeology, construction, ancient, history, antiquity, pharaoh, Amenemhet 111, Amenemhat 111, Ammenemes 111, last 12th Dynasty, south, face, entrance, royal, tomb, shafts, death, burial, afterlife, Graeco-Roman, mortuary, temple, chapels, nomes, replication, complex, Labyrinth, Herodotus, Greek, Strabo, Minos, Knossos, mudbrick, mudbricks, exposed, core, limestone, casing, robbed, plundered, removed, mantel, missing, Lepsius, excavation, 1843, Petrie, burial, chamber, innovative, sandstone, quartzite, single, monolithic, block, sarcophagus, triangular, lintels, gables, sand, lowering, device, flooded, ceiling, passageway, hidden, robbers, Royal, women, tombs, Neferu-ptah, necropolis, Sobek, Hathor, palm, goddess, Saqqara, Meidum, Dashur, Lake, Qarun, Moeris, canal, water, table, landscape, October, 2001, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, 35mm, camera, Nikon, FM2: Tokina SD, 28-70mm lens, upright
Hawara Pyramid eg013112jhp 
 Hawara Faiyum Amenemhet pyramid hidden entrance hole buried ground diagram sand, to the south of Cairo was the last pyramid built in the 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, by the Pharaoh Amenemhet 111 of the later design using mudbrick core which still stands dominant and substantial but the limestone covering of Tura Limestone is now all missing. The entrance on the south side is visible but the high ground water table means it is flooded as are all the lower chamber areas. It is most famous for the references to the Labyrinth; a comparison of its mortuary and temple complex to that at Knossos by Herodotus although little now remains except for a large area of sandy mounds and hollows divided by a canal; new excavations are underway to determine what might still exist. This pyramid was built after the king’s first attempt at Dashur was abandoned owing to subsidence problems it appears unfinished at the time of his death c1797BC. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River, Nile, Hawara, Hawarah, al-Maqta, pyramid, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum, al-Fayyum, Egyptology, archaeology, construction, ancient, history, antiquity, pharaoh, Amenemhet 111, Amenemhat 111, Ammenemes 111, last 12th Dynasty, south, face, entrance, royal, tomb, shafts, death, burial, afterlife, Graeco-Roman, mortuary, temple, chapels, nomes, replication, complex, Labyrinth, Herodotus, Greek, Strabo, Minos, Knossos, mudbrick, mudbricks, exposed, core, limestone, casing, robbed, plundered, removed, mantel, missing, Lepsius, excavation, 1843, Petrie, burial, chamber, innovative, sandstone, quartzite, single, monolithic, block, sarcophagus, triangular, lintels, gables, sand, lowering, device, flooded, ceiling, passageway, hidden, robbers, Royal, women, tombs, Neferu-ptah, necropolis, Sobek, Hathor, palm, goddess, Saqqara, Meidum, Dashur, Lake, Qarun, Moeris, canal, water, table, landscape, October, 2001, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, 35mm, camera, Nikon, FM2: Tokina SD, 28-70mm lens, landscape
Hawara Pyramid eg013111jhp 
 Hawara Faiyum Amenemhat Egyptian pyramid mudbricks layers multiple exposed many, to the south of Cairo was the last pyramid built in the 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, by the Pharaoh Amenemhet 111 of the later design using mudbrick core which still stands dominant and substantial but the limestone covering of Tura Limestone is now all missing. The entrance on the south side is visible but the high ground water table means it is flooded as are all the lower chamber areas. It is most famous for the references to the Labyrinth; a comparison of its mortuary and temple complex to that at Knossos by Herodotus although little now remains except for a large area of sandy mounds and hollows divided by a canal; new excavations are underway to determine what might still exist. This pyramid was built after the king’s first attempt at Dashur was abandoned owing to subsidence problems it appears unfinished at the time of his death c1797BC. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River, Nile, Hawara, Hawarah, al-Maqta, pyramid, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum, al-Fayyum, Egyptology, archaeology, construction, ancient, history, antiquity, pharaoh, Amenemhet 111, Amenemhat 111, Ammenemes 111, last 12th Dynasty, south, face, entrance, royal, tomb, shafts, death, burial, afterlife, Graeco-Roman, mortuary, temple, chapels, nomes, replication, complex, Labyrinth, Herodotus, Greek, Strabo, Minos, Knossos, mudbrick, mudbricks, exposed, core, limestone, casing, robbed, plundered, removed, mantel, missing, Lepsius, excavation, 1843, Petrie, burial, chamber, innovative, sandstone, quartzite, single, monolithic, block, sarcophagus, triangular, lintels, gables, sand, lowering, device, flooded, ceiling, passageway, hidden, robbers, Royal, women, tombs, Neferu-ptah, necropolis, Sobek, Hathor, palm, goddess, Saqqara, Meidum, Dashur, Lake, Qarun, Moeris, canal, water, table, landscape, October, 2001, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, 35mm, camera, Nikon, FM2: Tokina SD, 28-70mm lens, upright
Hawara Pyramid eg013110jhp 
 Hawara Faiyum Egypt Amenemhet pyramid mudbricks many closeup layers construction exposed, to the south of Cairo was the last pyramid built in the 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, by the Pharaoh Amenemhet 111 of the later design using mudbrick core which still stands dominant and substantial but the limestone covering of Tura Limestone is now all missing. The entrance on the south side is visible but the high ground water table means it is flooded as are all the lower chamber areas. It is most famous for the references to the Labyrinth; a comparison of its mortuary and temple complex to that at Knossos by Herodotus although little now remains except for a large area of sandy mounds and hollows divided by a canal; new excavations are underway to determine what might still exist. This pyramid was built after the king’s first attempt at Dashur was abandoned owing to subsidence problems it appears unfinished at the time of his death c1797BC. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River, Nile, Hawara, Hawarah, al-Maqta, pyramid, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum, al-Fayyum, Egyptology, archaeology, construction, ancient, history, antiquity, pharaoh, Amenemhet 111, Amenemhat 111, Ammenemes 111, last 12th Dynasty, south, face, entrance, royal, tomb, shafts, death, burial, afterlife, Graeco-Roman, mortuary, temple, chapels, nomes, replication, complex, Labyrinth, Herodotus, Greek, Strabo, Minos, Knossos, mudbrick, mudbricks, exposed, core, limestone, casing, robbed, plundered, removed, mantel, missing, Lepsius, excavation, 1843, Petrie, burial, chamber, innovative, sandstone, quartzite, single, monolithic, block, sarcophagus, triangular, lintels, gables, sand, lowering, device, flooded, ceiling, passageway, hidden, robbers, Royal, women, tombs, Neferu-ptah, necropolis, Sobek, Hathor, palm, goddess, Saqqara, Meidum, Dashur, Lake, Qarun, Moeris, canal, water, table, landscape, October, 2001, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, 35mm, camera, Nikon, FM2: Tokina SD, 28-70mm lens, landscape
Red Pyramid Dashur eg0079jhp 
 Egypt Red North Pyramid Snefru Dahshur corbelled roof chamber interior limestone Old Kingdom construction following the problems with his Meidum and Bent pyramids this appears to have been a well executed building programme with a successful outcome, the tallest of the Dashur pyramids and although robbed of all its limestone casing is considered the first of the ‘true’ pyramids to have been completed. Pieces of the pyramid’s capstone have been reconstructed and form a feature in what remains of the foundations of the Mortuary Temple on the east side. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Dashur, Dahshur, desert, sand, escarpment, Red, granite, North, Northern, Pyramid, shining, complex, necropolis, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, architecture, construction, tallest, completed, history, king, pharaoh, royal, tombs, death, burial, afterlife, Saqqara, Bent, Snefru, Sneferu, Snofru, corbelled, necropolis, Middle, Kingdom, Amenemhet 11, Senwosret 111, Saqqara, Saqqarah, 4th Dynasty, Stadelmann, Amenemhat 111, Black, mudbrick, Senusert, sarcophagus, Turah, Tura, limestone, casing, stripped, plundered, robbed, removed, mortuary, east, side, temple, entry, north, face, chamber, antechamber, corbelled, interior, passageway, cramped, crawl, boards, climbing, pyramidion, capstone, reconstructed, mortuary, temple, foundations, June, 2000, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, slide, film, scanned, flash, Metz, upright, format
Red Pyramid Dashur eg0074jhp 
 Egypt Red North Pyramid Sneferu interior passageway cramped claustrophic crawling Dashur Old Kingdom construction following the problems with his Meidum and Bent pyramids this appears to have been a well executed building programme with a successful outcome, the tallest of the Dashur pyramids and although robbed of all its limestone casing is considered the first of the ‘true’ pyramids to have been completed. Pieces of the pyramid’s capstone have been reconstructed and form a feature in what remains of the foundations of the Mortuary Temple on the east side. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Dashur, Dahshur, desert, sand, escarpment, Red, granite, North, Northern, Pyramid, shining, complex, necropolis, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, architecture, construction, tallest, completed, history, king, pharaoh, royal, tombs, death, burial, afterlife, Saqqara, Bent, Snefru, Sneferu, Snofru, corbelled, necropolis, Middle, Kingdom, Amenemhet 11, Senwosret 111, Saqqara, Saqqarah, 4th Dynasty, Stadelmann, Amenemhat 111, Black, mudbrick, Senusert, sarcophagus, Turah, Tura, limestone, casing, stripped, plundered, robbed, removed, mortuary, east, side, temple, entry, north, face, chamber, antechamber, corbelled, interior, passageway, cramped, crawl, boards, climbing, pyramidion, capstone, reconstructed, mortuary, temple, foundations, June, 2000, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, slide, film, scanned, flash, Metz, landscape, format
Red Pyramid Dashur eg00713jhp 
 Egypt Red North Pyramid Sneferu exterior corner height robbed tallest Dashur Old Kingdom construction following the problems with his Meidum and Bent pyramids this appears to have been a well executed building programme with a successful outcome, the tallest of the Dashur pyramids and although robbed of all its limestone casing is considered the first of the ‘true’ pyramids to have been completed. Pieces of the pyramid’s capstone have been reconstructed and form a feature in what remains of the foundations of the Mortuary Temple on the east side. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Dashur, Dahshur, desert, sand, escarpment, Red, granite, North, Northern, Pyramid, shining, complex, necropolis, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, architecture, construction, tallest, completed, history, king, pharaoh, royal, tombs, death, burial, afterlife, Saqqara, Bent, Snefru, Sneferu, Snofru, corbelled, necropolis, Middle, Kingdom, Amenemhet 11, Senwosret 111, Saqqara, Saqqarah, 4th Dynasty, Stadelmann, Amenemhat 111, Black, mudbrick, Senusert, sarcophagus, Turah, Tura, limestone, casing, stripped, plundered, robbed, removed, mortuary, east, side, temple, entry, north, face, chamber, antechamber, corbelled, interior, passageway, cramped, crawl, boards, climbing, pyramidion, capstone, reconstructed, mortuary, temple, foundations, June, 2000, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, slide, film, scanned, flash, Metz, upright, format
Red Pyramid Dashur eg00712jhp 
 Egypt Red North Pyramid Sneferu exterior limestone blocks eroded Dashur Old Kingdom construction following the problems with his Meidum and Bent pyramids this appears to have been a well executed building programme with a successful outcome, the tallest of the Dashur pyramids and although robbed of all its limestone casing is considered the first of the ‘true’ pyramids to have been completed. Pieces of the pyramid’s capstone have been reconstructed and form a feature in what remains of the foundations of the Mortuary Temple on the east side. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Dashur, Dahshur, desert, sand, escarpment, Red, granite, North, Northern, Pyramid, shining, complex, necropolis, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, architecture, construction, tallest, completed, history, king, pharaoh, royal, tombs, death, burial, afterlife, Saqqara, Bent, Snefru, Sneferu, Snofru, corbelled, necropolis, Middle, Kingdom, Amenemhet 11, Senwosret 111, Saqqara, Saqqarah, 4th Dynasty, Stadelmann, Amenemhat 111, Black, mudbrick, Senusert, sarcophagus, Turah, Tura, limestone, casing, stripped, plundered, robbed, removed, mortuary, east, side, temple, entry, north, face, chamber, antechamber, corbelled, interior, passageway, cramped, crawl, boards, climbing, pyramidion, capstone, reconstructed, mortuary, temple, foundations, June, 2000, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, slide, film, scanned, flash, Metz, upright, format
Meidum Pyramid eg94692jhp 
 Meydum Fayyum pyramid desert causeway sand Egyptians scale collapsed rubble ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, October, 1994, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom
Meidum Pyramid eg946923jhp 
 Meidum mastaba pyramid road view fallen abandoned sand Egyptian ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, October, 1994, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom
Meidum Pyramid eg946920jhp 
 Maydum Fayoum Snefru pyramid roadside approach dominanting Egypt collapsed ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, October, 1994, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom
Meidum Pyramid eg94691jhp 
 Meidum pyramid desert causeway sand Egyptians scale collapsed ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, October, 1994, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom
Meidum Pyramid eg012936jhp 
 Meydum pyramid collapsed core construction fault Sneferu ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, June, 2001, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom
Meidum Pyramid eg012936Ejhp 
 Meydum pyramid collapsed core construction fault Sneferu ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, June, 2001, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom, upright, looking up, construction, architecture, design, flaws, experimental
Meidum Pyramid eg012935jhp 
 Meydum pyramid collapsed core construction flawed design closeup Sneferu ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, looking up, construction, architecture, design, flaws, experimental, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, June, 2001, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom
Meidum Pyramid eg012934jhp 
 Maidum pyramid desert causeway sand escarpment plantations Egyptian ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, June, 2001, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom
Meidum Pyramid eg012933jhp 
 Meydum pyramid collapsed core construction fault Sneferu mastaba mudbricks ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, looking up, construction, architecture, design, flaws, experimental, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, June, 2001, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom, upright
Meidum Pyramid eg012932jhp 
 Meidum Huni pyramid collapsed core construction design flaw mudbricks mastaba ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, looking up, construction, architecture, design, flaws, experimental, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, June, 2001, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom
Meidum Pyramid eg012915jhp 
 Maydum pyramid collapsed farmland horizon standing dominant Sneferu ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, roadside, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, looking up, construction, architecture, design, flaws, experimental, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, June, 2001, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom, upright
Meidum Pyramid eg012914jhp 
 Maidum pyramid farmland fields Fayyum horizon standing dominant Sneferu ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, looking up, construction, architecture, design, flaws, experimental, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, June, 2001, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom
Meidum Mastaba eg012931jhp 
 Meidum pyramid mastaba mudbricks bricks construction layers Sneferu ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, looking up, construction, architecture, design, flaws, experimental, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, June, 2001, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom
Meidum Mastaba eg012930jhp 
 Meidum pyramid mastaba mudbricks base limestone bricks Sneferu ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, looking up, construction, architecture, design, flaws, experimental, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, June, 2001, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom, upright, flagstones, base, platform
Meidum Mastaba eg012929jhp 
 Meidum pyramid mastaba No 17 interior passage crawling board Sneferu ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, looking up, construction, architecture, design, flaws, experimental, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, June, 2001, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom
Meidum Mastaba eg012922jhp 
 Meidum pyramid mastaba No 17 interior granite blocks sharp sarcophagus lid ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, looking up, construction, architecture, design, flaws, experimental, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, June, 2001, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom, upright
Meidum Mastaba eg012921jhp 
 Meydum pyramid mastaba No 17 interior limestone block chiselled quarried ancient Egyptian inside and adjacent to early example at Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Mastaba eg012920jhp 
 Meidum Egypt mastaba No 17 inside limestone block chiselled mason stonework ancient Egyptian inside and adjacent to early example at Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Mastaba eg012919jhp 
 Meidum pyramid mastaba No 17 interior granite sarcophagus lid open Egyptian ancient adjacent to this pyramid which is an early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Mastaba eg012918jhp 
 Meidum pyramid mastaba No 17 interior granite sarcophagus lid open Egyptian unknown Prince found in this tomb adjacent to this pyramid which is an early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Chamber eg94696jhp 
 Meydum Maidum pyramid burial chamber corbelled roof limestone blocks inside Egypt ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Hawara Shaft Tomb eg941415jhp 
 Ancient Egyptian Hawara Pyramid Fayyum Amenemhet royal tomb shafts oblong deep, at a site well to the south of Cairo was the last pyramid built in the 12th Dynasty by the Pharaoh Amenemhet 111 of the later design using mudbrick core with limestone covering, now all missing. Most famous for the references to the Labyrinth; a comparison of its mortuary and temple complex to that at Knossos by Herodotus although little now remains new excavations are underway to determine what might still exist. This pyramid was built after the king’s first attempt at Dashur was abandoned owing to subsidence problems. The tomb shafts adjacent to the entrance road our well constructed with smooth well finished walls and could have been for royal women rather as in Lisht and I understood from my guide that many items found were displayed in the small musuem at Karanis which has been closed since I visited it 1994. 
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Hawara Shaft Tomb eg941413jhp 
 Egypt Hawara Pyramid mudbrick Faiyum Amenemhet tomb shafts roadside necropolis on a site well south of Cairo in the al Fayyum province was the last pyramid built in the 12th Dynasty by the Pharaoh Amenemhet 111 of the later design using mudbrick core with limestone covering, now all missing. Most famous for the references to the Labyrinth; a comparison of its mortuary and temple complex to that at Knossos by Herodotus although little now remains new excavations are underway to determine what might still exist. This pyramid was built after the king’s first attempt at Dashur was abandoned owing to subsidence problems. 
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Black Pyramid Dashur eg0095jhp 
 Egypt Pyramids Amenemhet 111 Dahshur Black mudbrick desert rubble Red view ruined structural problems was started early in the 46 year reign of the King but is thought to have had structural defects because of its location close to Lake Dashur as well as too many internal rooms and passageways which could not support its weight. The Pharaoh, Middle Kingdom c1800BC was not buried in the pyramid [in Hawara] but two of his wives were and their remains were found by Dieter Arnold in 1976-83. The beautiful pyramidion in black gray granite, possibly never set in place, is in the Cairo Museum. The pyramid is one of several still standing at the Dashur necropolis although over shadowed by the more famous and probably oldest Bent, the slightly later Red or North pyramid visible in distance as well as others more ruined which were built towards the end of the pyramid era. 
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Black Pyramid Dashur eg0094jhp 
 Egyptian Pyramid Amenemhat 111 Dashur Black mudbrick exposed core ruined structural problems was started early in the 46 year reign of the King but is thought to have had structural defects because of its location close to Lake Dashur as well as too many internal rooms and passageways which could not support its weight. The Pharaoh, Middle Kingdom c1800BC was not buried in the pyramid [in Hawara] but two of his wives were and their remains were found by Dieter Arnold in 1976-83. The beautiful pyramidion in black gray granite, possibly never set in place, is in the Cairo Museum. The pyramid is one of several still standing at the Dashur necropolis although over shadowed by the more famous and probably oldest Bent, the slightly later Red pyramid as well as others more ruined which were built towards the end of the pyramid era. 
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Black Pyramid Dashur eg0093jhp 
 Egypt Pyramid Bent Amenemhet 111 Dashur Black mudbrick discarded blocks limestone ruined structural problems was started early in the 46 year reign of the King but is thought to have had structural defects because of its location close to Lake Dashur as well as too many internal rooms and passageways which could not support its weight. The Pharaoh, Middle Kingdom c1800BC was not buried in the pyramid [in Hawara] but two of his wives were and their remains were found by Dieter Arnold in 1976-83. The beautiful pyramidion in black gray granite, possibly never set in place, is in the Cairo Museum. The pyramid is one of several still standing at the Dashur necropolis although over shadowed by the more famous and probably oldest Bent, visble in the distance, and the slightly later Red pyramid as well as others more ruined which were built towards the end of the pyramid era. 
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Black Pyramid Dashur eg0092jhp 
 Egypt Pyramid Amenemhet 111 Dashur Black mudbrick detail closeup ruined structural problems was started early in the 46 year reign of the King but is thought to have had structural defects because of its location close to Lake Dashur as well as too many internal rooms and passageways which could not support its weight. The Pharaoh, Middle Kingdom c1800BC was not buried in the pyramid [in Hawara] but two of his wives were and their remains were found by Dieter Arnold in 1976-83. The beautiful pyramidion in black gray granite, possibly never set in place, is in the Cairo Museum. The pyramid is one of several still standing at the Dashur necropolis although over shadowed by the more famous and probably oldest Bent, the slightly later Red pyramid as well as others more ruined which were built towards the end of the pyramid era. 
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Bent Pyramid Dashur eg961329ajhp 
 Egypt Dahshur Bent Red North Pyramids entrance high view vehicle sand desert is a famous and very distinct shape with a reduced slope created mid way up, possibly because of the need to complete the construction earlier than expected or its was structurally unsound. It is the most complete pyramid with most of its Tura limestone cladding intact, although some corners and near the top have been plundered but offer a good indicator of how the Giza pyramids would have looked when completed. Near the pyramid on its south side is a subsidiary one, badly degraded, which was found to have not been used and is felt to be too small for the King’s Queen Hetepheres. When I visited the site in 1995, the same year the military allowed tourist visits, the north entrance, there are two, was reached by climbing up the outside of the structure assisted by the helpful guide but I was unable to reach the burial chamber as I did not trust the rope ladder available. Nearby are several other pyramids of which the North or Red Pyramid also of Sneferu [Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty c2613-2494BC] is the older, largest and most intact. The others of much poorer quality are from the Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty some 600 years later 
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Red Pyramid Dashur eg961319jhp 
 Egyptian desert Dahshur Red North Pyramid Sneferu barren true robbed tallest Dashur Old Kingdom construction following the problems with his Meidum and Bent pyramids this appears to have been a well executed building programme with a successful outcome, the tallest of the Dashur pyramids and although robbed of all its limestone casing is considered the first of the ‘true’ pyramids to have been completed. Pieces of the pyramid’s capstone have been reconstructed and form a feature in what remains of the foundations of the Mortuary Temple on the east side. 
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Red Pyramid Dashur eg961316jhp 
 Egypt Red North Pyramid Sneferu desert view sand panorama true robbed tallest Dashur Old Kingdom construction following the problems with his Meidum and Bent pyramids this appears to have been a well executed building programme with a successful outcome, the tallest of the Dashur pyramids and although robbed of all its limestone casing is considered the first of the ‘true’ pyramids to have been completed. Pieces of the pyramid’s capstone have been reconstructed and form a feature in what remains of the foundations of the Mortuary Temple on the east side. 
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Red Pyramid Dashur eg00718jhp 
 Egypt Red North Pyramid Sneferu mortuary temple pyramidion Dashur Old Kingdom construction following the problems with his Meidum and Bent pyramids this appears to have been a well executed building programme with a successful outcome, the tallest of the Dashur pyramids and although robbed of all its limestone casing is considered the first of the ‘true’ pyramids to have been completed. Pieces of the pyramid’s capstone have been reconstructed and form a feature in what remains of the foundations of the Mortuary Temple on the east side. 
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Red Pyramid Dashur eg00717jhp 
 Egypt Dahshur Red North Pyramids Bent Black mortuary Temple capstone from side of the true robbed tallest Old Kingdom construction following the problems with his Meidum and Bent pyramids this appears to have been a well executed building programme with a successful outcome, the tallest of the Dashur pyramids and although robbed of all its limestone casing is considered the first of the ‘true’ pyramids to have been completed. Pieces of the pyramid’s capstone have been reconstructed and form a feature in what remains of the foundations of the Mortuary Temple on the east side here looking towards the Bent Pyramid also built by Sneferu and in the far distance the carbuncle of the Black Pyramid of Amememhet 111 built some 600-700 years later. 
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Red Pyramid Dashur eg00716jhp 
 Egypt Red North Pyramid Sneferu capstone mortuary temple true robbed tallest Dashur Old Kingdom construction following the problems with his Meidum and Bent pyramids this appears to have been a well executed building programme with a successful outcome, the tallest of the Dashur pyramids and although robbed of all its limestone casing is considered the first of the ‘true’ pyramids to have been completed. Pieces of the pyramid’s capstone have been reconstructed and form a feature in what remains of the foundations of the Mortuary Temple on the east side. 
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Red Pyramid Dashur eg00715jhp 
 Egypt Red North Pyramid Sneferu Dashur east side wild dog Old Kingdom construction following the problems with his Meidum and Bent pyramids this appears to have been a well executed building programme with a successful outcome, the tallest of the Dashur pyramids and although robbed of all its limestone casing is considered the first of the ‘true’ pyramids to have been completed. Pieces of the pyramid’s capstone have been reconstructed and form a feature in what remains of the foundations of the Mortuary Temple on the east side. 
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Red Pyramid Dashur eg00714jhp 
 Egypt Red North Pyramid Sneferu true robbed tallest Dashur entrance steps Old Kingdom construction following the problems with his Meidum and Bent pyramids this appears to have been a well executed building programme with a successful outcome, the tallest of the Dashur pyramids and although robbed of all its limestone casing is considered the first of the ‘true’ pyramids to have been completed. Pieces of the pyramid’s capstone have been reconstructed and form a feature in what remains of the foundations of the Mortuary Temple on the east side. 
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Red Pyramid Dashur eg00711jhp 
 Egypt Red North Pyramid Sneferu Dashur entrance view desert steps Old Kingdom construction following the problems with his Meidum and Bent pyramids this appears to have been a well executed building programme with a successful outcome, the tallest of the Dashur pyramids and although robbed of all its limestone casing is considered the first of the ‘true’ pyramids to have been completed. Pieces of the pyramid’s capstone have been reconstructed and form a feature in what remains of the foundations of the Mortuary Temple on the east side. 
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Meidum Pyramid eg946914jhp 
 Maidum pyramid side damage construction collapse Egypt ancient limestone casing early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Pyramid eg946912jhp 
 Meydum pyramid entrance high view approach desert Egyptian ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Pyramid eg94138jhp 
 Meidum pyramid desert causeway sand buried covered Egyptian ancient chapel early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Pyramid eg94137jhp 
 Meydum Maidum pyramid desert causeway sand Egypt Egyptian ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Pyramid eg94135jhp 
 Meydum pyramid desert causeway chapel sand buried Egypt ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Pyramid eg94131jhp 
 Meydum pyramid desert causeway chapel sand buried Egypt ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Passage eg94697jhp 
 Maidum pyramid descending corridor passgeway 35mm slide steps cramped Egypt ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Passage eg94144jhp 
 Meidum pyramid descending corridor passgeway tunnel transparency steps cramped Egypt ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Mastaba eg946911jhp 
 Maidum pyramid panorama entrance high view mastaba no 17 Egypt Egyptian ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Mastaba eg94148jhp 
 Meydum Maidum Mastaba No17 sand Egypt ancient burial tomb Snefru neat to the collapsed pyramid is an early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Mastaba eg94145jhp 
 Meydum Maidum pyramid desert entrance view mastaba no 17 Egypt Egyptian ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Chamber eg94142jhp 
 Meydum Sneferu pyramid burial interior chamber corbelled roof Egypt ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Meidum Chamber eg94141jhp 
 Meidum Sneferu pyramid burial chamber corbelled roof Egypt Egyptian ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Black Pyramid Dashur eg00736jhp 
 Egypt Pyramid Amenemhet 111 Dashur Black blocks fallen chisel marks mudbrick ruined structural problems was started early in the 46 year reign of the King but is thought to have had structural defects because of its location close to Lake Dashur as well as too many internal rooms and passageways which could not support its weight. The Pharaoh, Middle Kingdom c1800BC was not buried in the pyramid [in Hawara] but two of his wives were and their remains were found by Dieter Arnold in 1976-83. The beautiful pyramidion in black gray granite, possibly never set in place, is in the Cairo Museum. The pyramid is one of several still standing at the Dashur necropolis although over shadowed by the more famous and probably oldest Bent, the slightly later Red pyramid as well as others more ruined which were built towards the end of the pyramid era. 
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Black Pyramid Dashur eg00735jhp 
 Egypt Pyramid Amenemhet 111 Dashur Black mudbrick ruined structural problems was started early in the 46 year reign of the King but is thought to have had structural defects because of its location close to Lake Dashur as well as too many internal rooms and passageways which could not support its weight. The Pharaoh, Middle Kingdom c1800BC was not buried in the pyramid [in Hawara] but two of his wives were and their remains were found by Dieter Arnold in 1976-83. The beautiful pyramidion in black gray granite, possibly never set in place, is in the Cairo Museum. The pyramid is one of several still standing at the Dashur necropolis although over shadowed by the more famous and probably oldest Bent, the slightly later Red pyramid as well as others more ruined which were built towards the end of the pyramid era. 
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Black Pyramid Dashur eg00734jhp 
 Egyptian Pyramid Amenemhat 111 Dahshur Black mudbrick ruin causeway structural problems was started early in the 46 year reign of the King but is thought to have had structural defects because of its location close to Lake Dashur as well as too many internal rooms and passageways which could not support its weight. The Pharaoh, Middle Kingdom c1800BC was not buried in the pyramid [in Hawara] but two of his wives were and their remains were found by Dieter Arnold in 1976-83. The beautiful pyramidion in black gray granite, possibly never set in place, is in the Cairo Museum. The pyramid is one of several still standing at the Dashur necropolis although over shadowed by the more famous and probably oldest Bent, the slightly later Red pyramid as well as others more ruined which were built towards the end of the pyramid era. 
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Black Pyramid Dashur eg00733jhp 
 Egypt Pyramids Amenemhet 111 Dashur Black Bent Sneferu desert mudbrick ruined structural problems was started early in the 46 year reign of the King but is thought to have had structural defects because of its location close to Lake Dashur as well as too many internal rooms and passageways which could not support its weight. The Pharaoh, Middle Kingdom c1800BC was not buried in the pyramid [in Hawara] but two of his wives were and their remains were found by Dieter Arnold in 1976-83. The beautiful pyramidion in black gray granite, possibly never set in place, is in the Cairo Museum. The pyramid is one of several still standing at the Dashur necropolis although over shadowed by the more famous and probably oldest Bent, the slightly later Red pyramid as well as others more ruined which were built towards the end of the pyramid era. 
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Black Pyramid Dashur eg00730jhp 
 Egypt Pyramids Amenemhet 111 Dashur Bent Black mudbrick ruined structural problems was started early in the 46 year reign of the King but is thought to have had structural defects because of its location close to Lake Dashur as well as too many internal rooms and passageways which could not support its weight. The Pharaoh, Middle Kingdom c1800BC was not buried in the pyramid [in Hawara] but two of his wives were and their remains were found by Dieter Arnold in 1976-83. The beautiful pyramidion in black gray granite, possibly never set in place, is in the Cairo Museum. The pyramid is one of several still standing at the Dashur necropolis although over shadowed by the more famous and probably oldest Bent, the slightly later Red pyramid as well as others more ruined which were built towards the end of the pyramid era. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Fayoum, Saqqara, Dashur, Egyptology, Black, pyramid, pyramids, Bent, beautiful, archaeology, ancient, history, pharaoh, queens, royal, tombs, death, burial, together, causeway, valley, temple, afterlife, necropolis, Amenemhat 111, Amenemhet 111, sarcophagus, escarpment, granite, pyramidion, Museum, Cairo, mudbrick, core, limestone, casing, robbed, mortuary, temple, ruins, stones, blocks, tomb, desert, June, 2000, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, slide, film, scanned, landscape, format
Bent Pyramid Dashur eg00725jhp 
 Egyptian Dahshur Bent Pyramid construction limestone casing exposed stonework limestone blocks Snefru King burial cladding desert is a famous and very distinct shape with a reduced slope created mid way up, possibly because of the need to complete the construction earlier than expected or its was structurally unsound. It is the most complete pyramid with most of its Tura limestone cladding intact, although some corners and near the top have been plundered but offer a good indicator of how the Giza pyramids would have looked when completed. Near the pyramid on its south side is a subsidiary one, badly degraded, which was found to have not been used and is felt to be too small for the King’s Queen Hetepheres. When I visited the site in 1995, the same year the military allowed tourist visits, the north entrance, there are two, was reached by climbing up the outside of the structure assisted by the helpful guide but I was unable to reach the burial chamber as I did not trust the rope ladder available. Nearby are several other pyramids of which the North or Red Pyramid also of Sneferu [Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty c2613-2494BC] is the older, largest and most intact. The others of much poorer quality are from the Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty some 600 years later. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Dashur, Dahshur, desert, escarpment, Bent, Rhomboidal, Pyramid, South, shining, complex, necropolis, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, architecture, construction, sloping, change, angle, unstable, premature, completion, unexplained, history, king, pharaoh, royal, tombs, death, burial, afterlife, Saqqara, Snefru, Sneferu, Snofru, corbelled, necropolis, Middle, Kingdom, Amenemhet 11, Senwosret 111, Saqqara, Saqqarah, 4th Dynasty, Perring, Vyse, Fakhry, de Morgan, Amenemhat, Senusert, red, granite, sarcophagus, Turah, Tura, limestone, casing, mortuary, east, side, subsidiary, Hussein, empty, temple, entry, north, face, chamber, corbelled, June, 2000, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, slide, film, scanned, upright, format
Bent Pyramid Dashur eg00724jhp 
 Egypt Dahshur Bent Pyramid limestone cladding attachment construction plundered exposed corner of this famous and very distinct shape with its reduced slope created mid way up, possibly because of the need to complete the construction earlier than expected or its was structurally unsound. It is the most complete pyramid with most of its Tura limestone cladding intact, although some corners and near the top have been plundered but offer a good indicator of how the Giza pyramids would have looked when completed. Near the pyramid on its south side is a subsidiary one, badly degraded, which was found to have not been used and is felt to be too small for the King’s Queen Hetepheres. When I visited the site in 1995, the same year the military allowed tourist visits, the north entrance, there are two, was reached by climbing up the outside of the structure assisted by the helpful guide but I was unable to reach the burial chamber as I did not trust the rope ladder available. Nearby are several other pyramids of which the North or Red Pyramid also of Sneferu [Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty c2613-2494BC] is the older, tallest and most intact and is visible in the distance on the left. The others of much poorer quality are from the Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty some 600 years later. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Dashur, Dahshur, desert, escarpment, Bent, Rhomboidal, Pyramid, South, shining, complex, necropolis, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, architecture, construction, sloping, change, angle, unstable, premature, completion, unexplained, history, king, pharaoh, royal, tombs, death, burial, afterlife, Saqqara, Snefru, Sneferu, Snofru, corbelled, necropolis, Middle, Kingdom, Amenemhet 11, Senwosret 111, Saqqara, Saqqarah, 4th Dynasty, Perring, Vyse, Fakhry, de Morgan, Amenemhat, Senusert, red, granite, sarcophagus, Turah, Tura, limestone, casing, mortuary, east, side, subsidiary, Hussein, empty, temple, entry, north, face, chamber, corbelled, June, 2000, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, slide, film, scanned, upright, landscape, format
Bent Pyramid Dashur eg00723jhp 
 Egypt Dahshur Bent Pyramid limestone cladding attachment construction plundered exposed corner of this famous and very distinct shape with its reduced slope created mid way up, possibly because of the need to complete the construction earlier than expected or its was structurally unsound. It is the most complete pyramid with most of its Tura limestone cladding intact, although some corners and near the top have been plundered but offer a good indicator of how the Giza pyramids would have looked when completed. Near the pyramid on its south side is a subsidiary one, badly degraded, which was found to have not been used and is felt to be too small for the King’s Queen Hetepheres. When I visited the site in 1995, the same year the military allowed tourist visits, the north entrance, there are two, was reached by climbing up the outside of the structure assisted by the helpful guide but I was unable to reach the burial chamber as I did not trust the rope ladder available. Nearby are several other pyramids of which the North or Red Pyramid also of Sneferu [Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty c2613-2494BC] is the older, largest and most intact. The others of much poorer quality are from the Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty some 600 years later. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Dashur, Dahshur, desert, escarpment, Bent, Rhomboidal, Pyramid, South, shining, complex, necropolis, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, architecture, construction, sloping, change, angle, unstable, premature, completion, unexplained, history, king, pharaoh, royal, tombs, death, burial, afterlife, Saqqara, Snefru, Sneferu, Snofru, corbelled, necropolis, Middle, Kingdom, Amenemhet 11, Senwosret 111, Saqqara, Saqqarah, 4th Dynasty, Perring, Vyse, Fakhry, de Morgan, Amenemhat, Senusert, red, granite, sarcophagus, Turah, Tura, limestone, casing, mortuary, east, side, subsidiary, Hussein, empty, temple, entry, north, face, chamber, corbelled, June, 2000, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, slide, film, scanned, upright, format
Bent & Red Pyramid Dashur eg00722jhp 
 Egypt Egyptian Dahshur Bent Red Pyramids Snefru King desert necropolis is a famous and very distinct shape with a reduced slope created mid way up, possibly because of the need to complete the construction earlier than expected or its was structurally unsound. It is the most complete pyramid with most of its Tura limestone cladding intact, although some corners and near the top have been plundered but offer a good indicator of how the Giza pyramids would have looked when completed. Near the pyramid on its south side is a subsidiary one, badly degraded, which was found to have not been used and is felt to be too small for the King’s Queen Hetepheres. When I visited the site in 1995, the same year the military allowed tourist visits, the north entrance, there are two, was reached by climbing up the outside of the structure assisted by the helpful guide but I was unable to reach the burial chamber as I did not trust the rope ladder available. Nearby are several other pyramids of which the North or Red Pyramid also of Sneferu [Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty c2613-2494BC] is the older, largest and most intact. The others of much poorer quality are from the Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty some 600 years later. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Dashur, Dahshur, desert, escarpment, Bent, Rhomboidal, Pyramid, South, shining, complex, necropolis, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, architecture, construction, sloping, change, angle, unstable, premature, completion, unexplained, history, king, pharaoh, royal, tombs, death, burial, afterlife, Saqqara, Snefru, Sneferu, Snofru, corbelled, necropolis, Middle, Kingdom, Amenemhet 11, Senwosret 111, Saqqara, Saqqarah, 4th Dynasty, Perring, Vyse, Fakhry, de Morgan, Amenemhat, Senusert, red, granite, sarcophagus, Turah, Tura, limestone, casing, mortuary, east, side, subsidiary, Hussein, empty, temple, entry, north, face, chamber, corbelled, June, 2000, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, slide, film, scanned, landscape, format
Bent Pyramid Dashur eg961314jhp 
 Egypt Dahshur Bent Pyramid Snefru burial limestone casing west side entrance hole is visible center top above plundered area of casing. The bent Pyramid is famous for its very distinct shape with a reduced slope created mid way up, possibly because of the need to complete the construction earlier than expected or its was structurally unsound. It is the most complete pyramid with most of its Tura limestone cladding intact, although some corners and near the top have been plundered but offer a good indicator of how the Giza pyramids would have looked when completed. Near the pyramid on its south side is a subsidiary one, badly degraded, which was found to have not been used and is felt to be too small for the King’s Queen Hetepheres. When I visited the site in 1995, the same year the military allowed tourist visits, the north entrance, there are two, was reached by climbing up the outside of the structure assisted by the helpful guide but I was unable to reach the burial chamber as I did not trust the rope ladder available. Nearby are several other pyramids of which the North or Red Pyramid also of Sneferu [Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty c2613-2494BC] is the older, largest and most intact. The others of much poorer quality are from the Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty some 600 years later. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Dashur, Dahshur, desert, escarpment, Bent, Rhomboidal, Pyramid, South, shining, complex, necropolis, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, architecture, construction, sloping, change, angle, unstable, premature, completion, unexplained, history, king, pharaoh, royal, tombs, death, burial, afterlife, Saqqara, Snefru, Sneferu, Snofru, corbelled, necropolis, Middle, Kingdom, Amenemhet 11, Senwosret 111, Saqqara, Saqqarah, 4th Dynasty, Perring, Vyse, Fakhry, de Morgan, Amenemhat, Senusert, red, granite, sarcophagus, Turah, Tura, limestone, casing, mortuary, east, side, subsidiary, Hussein, empty, temple, entry, north, face, chamber, corbelled, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4
Bent Pyramid Dashur eg961312jhp 
 Egyptian Dashur Bent Black Pyramid entrance west view limestone desert distance is a famous and very distinct shape with a reduced slope created mid way up, possibly because of the need to complete the construction earlier than expected or its was structurally unsound. It is the most complete pyramid with most of its Tura limestone cladding intact, although some corners and near the top have been plundered but offer a good indicator of how the Giza pyramids would have looked when completed. Near the pyramid on its south side is a subsidiary one, badly degraded, which was found to have not been used and is felt to be too small for the King’s Queen Hetepheres. When I visited the site in 1995, the same year the military allowed tourist visits, the north entrance, there are two, was reached by climbing up the outside of the structure assisted by the helpful guide but I was unable to reach the burial chamber as I did not trust the rope ladder available. Nearby are several other pyramids of which the North or Red Pyramid also of Sneferu [Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty c2613-2494BC] is the older, largest and most intact. The others of much poorer quality are from the Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty some 600 years later. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Dashur, Dahshur, desert, escarpment, Bent, Rhomboidal, Pyramid, South, shining, complex, necropolis, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, architecture, construction, sloping, change, angle, unstable, premature, completion, unexplained, history, king, pharaoh, royal, tombs, death, burial, afterlife, Saqqara, Snefru, Sneferu, Snofru, corbelled, necropolis, Middle, Kingdom, Amenemhet 11, Senwosret 111, Saqqara, Saqqarah, 4th Dynasty, Perring, Vyse, Fakhry, de Morgan, Amenemhat, Senusert, red, granite, sarcophagus, Turah, Tura, limestone, casing, mortuary, east, side, subsidiary, Hussein, empty, temple, entry, north, face, chamber, corbelled, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, upright, west, entrance, scale outside, highup
Bent Pyramid Dashur eg961311jhp 
 Egypt Dahshur Bent Pyramid Snefru side Black limestone cladding desert high view near entrance on west side is a famous and very distinct shape with a reduced slope created mid way up, possibly because of the need to complete the construction earlier than expected or its was structurally unsound. It is the most complete pyramid with most of its Tura limestone cladding intact, although some corners and near the top have been plundered but offer a good indicator of how the Giza pyramids would have looked when completed. Near the pyramid on its south side is a subsidiary one, badly degraded, which was found to have not been used and is felt to be too small for the King’s Queen Hetepheres. When I visited the site in 1995, the same year the military allowed tourist visits, the north entrance, there are two, was reached by climbing up the outside of the structure assisted by the helpful guide but I was unable to reach the burial chamber as I did not trust the rope ladder available. Nearby are several other pyramids of which the North or Red Pyramid also of Sneferu [Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty c2613-2494BC] is the older, largest and most intact. The others of much poorer quality are from the Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty some 600 years later. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Dashur, Dahshur, desert, escarpment, Bent, Rhomboidal, Pyramid, South, shining, complex, necropolis, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, architecture, construction, sloping, change, angle, unstable, premature, completion, unexplained, history, king, pharaoh, royal, tombs, death, burial, afterlife, Saqqara, Snefru, Sneferu, Snofru, corbelled, necropolis, Middle, Kingdom, Amenemhet 111, mudbrick, black, Senwosret 111, Saqqara, Saqqarah, 4th Dynasty, Perring, Vyse, Fakhry, de Morgan, Amenemhat, Senusert, red, granite, sarcophagus, Turah, Tura, limestone, casing, mortuary, east, side, subsidiary, Hussein, empty, temple, entry, north, face, chamber, corbelled, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4
Bent Pyramid Dashur eg961306jhp 
 Egyptian Dashur Bent Pyramid Snefru limestone cladding plundered construction blocks desert is a famous and very distinct shape with a reduced slope created mid way up, possibly because of the need to complete the construction earlier than expected or its was structurally unsound. It is the most complete pyramid with most of its Tura limestone cladding intact, although some corners and near the top have been plundered but offer a good indicator of how the Giza pyramids would have looked when completed. Near the pyramid on its south side is a subsidiary one, badly degraded, which was found to have not been used and is felt to be too small for the King’s Queen Hetepheres. When I visited the site in 1995, the same year the military allowed tourist visits, the north entrance, there are two, was reached by climbing up the outside of the structure assisted by the helpful guide but I was unable to reach the burial chamber as I did not trust the rope ladder available. Nearby are several other pyramids of which the North or Red Pyramid also of Sneferu [Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty c2613-2494BC] is the older, largest and most intact. The others of much poorer quality are from the Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty some 600 years later. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Dashur, Dahshur, desert, escarpment, Bent, Rhomboidal, Pyramid, South, shining, complex, necropolis, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, architecture, construction, sloping, change, angle, unstable, premature, completion, unexplained, history, king, pharaoh, royal, tombs, death, burial, afterlife, Saqqara, Snefru, Sneferu, Snofru, corbelled, necropolis, Middle, Kingdom, Amenemhet 11, Senwosret 111, Saqqara, Saqqarah, 4th Dynasty, Perring, Vyse, Fakhry, de Morgan, Amenemhat, Senusert, red, granite, sarcophagus, Turah, Tura, limestone, casing, mortuary, east, side, subsidiary, Hussein, empty, temple, entry, north, face, chamber, corbelled, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4
Bent Pyramid Dashur eg9613011jhp 
 Egypt Dashur Bent Pyramid damage plundered robbed limestone blocks exposed construction casing desert is a famous and very distinct shape with a reduced slope created mid way up, possibly because of the need to complete the construction earlier than expected or its was structurally unsound. It is the most complete pyramid with most of its Tura limestone cladding intact, although some corners and near the top have been plundered but offer a good indicator of how the Giza pyramids would have looked when completed. Near the pyramid on its south side is a subsidiary one, badly degraded, which was found to have not been used and is felt to be too small for the King’s Queen Hetepheres. When I visited the site in 1995, the same year the military allowed tourist visits, the north entrance, there are two, was reached by climbing up the outside of the structure assisted by the helpful guide but I was unable to reach the burial chamber as I did not trust the rope ladder available. Nearby are several other pyramids of which the North or Red Pyramid also of Sneferu [Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty c2613-2494BC] is the older, largest and most intact. The others of much poorer quality are from the Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty some 600 years later. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Dashur, Dahshur, desert, escarpment, Bent, Rhomboidal, Pyramid, South, shining, complex, necropolis, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, architecture, construction, sloping, change, angle, unstable, premature, completion, unexplained, history, king, pharaoh, royal, tombs, death, burial, afterlife, Saqqara, Snefru, Sneferu, Snofru, corbelled, necropolis, Middle, Kingdom, Amenemhet 11, Senwosret 111, Saqqara, Saqqarah, 4th Dynasty, Perring, Vyse, Fakhry, de Morgan, Amenemhat, Senusert, red, granite, sarcophagus, Turah, Tura, limestone, casing, mortuary, east, side, subsidiary, Hussein, empty, temple, entry, north, face, chamber, corbelled, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, upright, south, corner, exposed, robbed
Bent Pyramid Dashur eg9613010jhp 
 Egypt Dahshur Bent Pyramid damge plundered robbed limestone casing desert is a famous and very distinct shape with a reduced slope created mid way up, possibly because of the need to complete the construction earlier than expected or its was structurally unsound. It is the most complete pyramid with most of its Tura limestone cladding intact, although some corners and near the top have been plundered but offer a good indicator of how the Giza pyramids would have looked when completed. Near the pyramid on its south side is a subsidiary one, badly degraded, which was found to have not been used and is felt to be too small for the King’s Queen Hetepheres. When I visited the site in 1995, the same year the military allowed tourist visits, the north entrance, there are two, was reached by climbing up the outside of the structure assisted by the helpful guide but I was unable to reach the burial chamber as I did not trust the rope ladder available. Nearby are several other pyramids of which the North or Red Pyramid also of Sneferu [Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty c2613-2494BC] is the older, largest and most intact. The others of much poorer quality are from the Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty some 600 years later. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Dashur, Dahshur, desert, escarpment, Bent, Rhomboidal, Pyramid, South, shining, complex, necropolis, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, architecture, construction, sloping, change, angle, unstable, premature, completion, unexplained, history, king, pharaoh, royal, tombs, death, burial, afterlife, Saqqara, Snefru, Sneferu, Snofru, corbelled, necropolis, Middle, Kingdom, Amenemhet 11, Senwosret 111, Saqqara, Saqqarah, 4th Dynasty, Perring, Vyse, Fakhry, de Morgan, Amenemhat, Senusert, red, granite, sarcophagus, Turah, Tura, limestone, casing, mortuary, east, side, subsidiary, Hussein, empty, temple, entry, north, face, chamber, corbelled, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4
Bent Pyramid Dashur eg961297jhp 
 Egypt Dahshur Bent Pyramid Snefru King burial causeway limestone cladding plundered north east corner desert is a famous and very distinct shape with a reduced slope created mid way up, possibly because of the need to complete the construction earlier than expected or its was structurally unsound. It is the most complete pyramid with most of its Tura limestone cladding intact, although some corners and near the top have been plundered but offer a good indicator of how the Giza pyramids would have looked when completed. Near the pyramid on its south side is a subsidiary one, badly degraded, which was found to have not been used and is felt to be too small for the King’s Queen Hetepheres. When I visited the site in 1995, the same year the military allowed tourist visits, the north entrance, there are two, was reached by climbing up the outside of the structure assisted by the helpful guide but I was unable to reach the burial chamber as I did not trust the rope ladder available. Nearby are several other pyramids of which the North or Red Pyramid also of Sneferu [Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty c2613-2494BC] is the older, largest and most intact. The others of much poorer quality are from the Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty some 600 years later. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Dashur, Dahshur, desert, escarpment, Bent, Rhomboidal, Pyramid, South, shining, complex, necropolis, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, architecture, construction, sloping, change, angle, unstable, premature, completion, unexplained, history, king, pharaoh, royal, tombs, death, burial, afterlife, Saqqara, Snefru, Sneferu, Snofru, corbelled, necropolis, Middle, Kingdom, Amenemhet 11, Senwosret 111, Saqqara, Saqqarah, 4th Dynasty, Perring, Vyse, Fakhry, de Morgan, Amenemhat, Senusert, red, granite, sarcophagus, Turah, Tura, limestone, casing, mortuary, east, side, subsidiary, Hussein, empty, temple, entry, north, face, chamber, corbelled, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, northeast corner
Bent Pyramid Dashur eg961296jhp 
 Egypt Egyptian Dahshur Bent Pyramid Snefru King causeway limestone cladding desert north east corner is a famous and very distinct shape with a reduced slope created mid way up, possibly because of the need to complete the construction earlier than expected or its was structurally unsound. It is the most complete pyramid with most of its Tura limestone cladding intact, although some corners and near the top have been plundered but offer a good indicator of how the Giza pyramids would have looked when completed. Near the pyramid on its south side is a subsidiary one, badly degraded, which was found to have not been used and is felt to be too small for the King’s Queen Hetepheres. When I visited the site in 1995, the same year the military allowed tourist visits, the north entrance, there are two, was reached by climbing up the outside of the structure assisted by the helpful guide but I was unable to reach the burial chamber as I did not trust the rope ladder available. Nearby are several other pyramids of which the North or Red Pyramid also of Sneferu [Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty c2613-2494BC] is the older, largest and most intact. The others of much poorer quality are from the Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty some 600 years later. 
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Bent Pyramid Dashur eg9612915jhp 
 Ancient Egyptian Dashur Bent Pyramid subsidiary south side rubble casing plundered is a famous and very distinct shape with a reduced slope created mid way up, possibly because of the need to complete the construction earlier than expected or its was structurally unsound. It is the most complete pyramid with most of its Tura limestone cladding intact, although some corners and near the top have been plundered but offer a good indicator of how the Giza pyramids would have looked when completed. Near the pyramid on its south side is a subsidiary one, badly degraded, which was found to have not been used and is felt to be too small for the King’s Queen Hetepheres. When I visited the site in 1995, the same year the military allowed tourist visits, the north entrance, there are two, was reached by climbing up the outside of the structure assisted by the helpful guide but I was unable to reach the burial chamber as I did not trust the rope ladder available. Nearby are several other pyramids of which the North or Red Pyramid also of Sneferu [Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty c2613-2494BC] is the older, largest and most intact. The others of much poorer quality are from the Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty some 600 years later. 
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Bent Pyramid Dashur eg9612914jhp 
 Egypt Egyptian Dahshur Bent Pyramid subsidiary small south side rubble desert is a famous and very distinct shape with a reduced slope created mid way up, possibly because of the need to complete the construction earlier than expected or its was structurally unsound. It is the most complete pyramid with most of its Tura limestone cladding intact, although some corners and near the top have been plundered but offer a good indicator of how the Giza pyramids would have looked when completed. Near the pyramid on its south side is a subsidiary one, badly degraded, which was found to have not been used and is felt to be too small for the King’s Queen Hetepheres. When I visited the site in 1995, the same year the military allowed tourist visits, the north entrance, there are two, was reached by climbing up the outside of the structure assisted by the helpful guide but I was unable to reach the burial chamber as I did not trust the rope ladder available. Nearby are several other pyramids of which the North or Red Pyramid also of Sneferu [Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty c2613-2494BC] is the older, largest and most intact. The others of much poorer quality are from the Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty some 600 years later. 
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Bent Pyramid Dashur eg9612913jhp 
 Egypt Dahshur Bent Pyramid Sneferu chapel stelae mudbrick wall east side is a famous and very distinct shape with a reduced slope created mid way up, possibly because of the need to complete the construction earlier than expected or its was structurally unsound. It is the most complete pyramid with most of its Tura limestone cladding intact, although some corners and near the top have been plundered but offer a good indicator of how the Giza pyramids would have looked when completed. Near the pyramid on its south side is a subsidiary one, badly degraded, which was found to have not been used and is felt to be too small for the King’s Queen Hetepheres. When I visited the site in 1995, the same year the military allowed tourist visits, the north entrance, there are two, was reached by climbing up the outside of the structure assisted by the helpful guide but I was unable to reach the burial chamber as I did not trust the rope ladder available. Nearby are several other pyramids of which the North or Red Pyramid also of Sneferu [Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty c2613-2494BC] is the older, largest and most intact. The others of much poorer quality are from the Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty some 600 years later. 
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Bent Pyramid Dashur eg9612912jhp 
 Egypt Egyptian Dashur Bent Pyramid Snefru King burial chapel stelae mudbrick wall is a famous and very distinct shape with a reduced slope created mid way up, possibly because of the need to complete the construction earlier than expected or its was structurally unsound. It is the most complete pyramid with most of its Tura limestone cladding intact, although some corners and near the top have been plundered but offer a good indicator of how the Giza pyramids would have looked when completed. Near the pyramid on its south side is a subsidiary one, badly degraded, which was found to have not been used and is felt to be too small for the King’s Queen Hetepheres. When I visited the site in 1995, the same year the military allowed tourist visits, the north entrance, there are two, was reached by climbing up the outside of the structure assisted by the helpful guide but I was unable to reach the burial chamber as I did not trust the rope ladder available. Nearby are several other pyramids of which the North or Red Pyramid also of Sneferu [Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty c2613-2494BC] is the older, largest and most intact. The others of much poorer quality are from the Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty some 600 years later. 
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Bent Pyramid Dashur eg9612911jhp 
 Egypt Egyptian Dahshur Bent Pyramid Snefru east side chapel sand desert is a famous and very distinct shape with a reduced slope created mid way up, possibly because of the need to complete the construction earlier than expected or its was structurally unsound. It is the most complete pyramid with most of its Tura limestone cladding intact, although some corners and near the top have been plundered but offer a good indicator of how the Giza pyramids would have looked when completed. Near the pyramid on its south side is a subsidiary one, badly degraded, which was found to have not been used and is felt to be too small for the King’s Queen Hetepheres. When I visited the site in 1995, the same year the military allowed tourist visits, the north entrance, there are two, was reached by climbing up the outside of the structure assisted by the helpful guide but I was unable to reach the burial chamber as I did not trust the rope ladder available. Nearby are several other pyramids of which the North or Red Pyramid also of Sneferu [Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty c2613-2494BC] is the older, largest and most intact. The others of much poorer quality are from the Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty some 600 years later. 
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Bent Pyramid Dashur eg9612910jhp 
 Egypt Dashur Bent Pyramid Snefru King burial east side chapel desert is a famous and very distinct shape with a reduced slope created mid way up, possibly because of the need to complete the construction earlier than expected or its was structurally unsound. It is the most complete pyramid with most of its Tura limestone cladding intact, although some corners and near the top have been plundered but offer a good indicator of how the Giza pyramids would have looked when completed. Near the pyramid on its south side is a subsidiary one, badly degraded, which was found to have not been used and is felt to be too small for the King’s Queen Hetepheres. When I visited the site in 1995, the same year the military allowed tourist visits, the north entrance, there are two, was reached by climbing up the outside of the structure assisted by the helpful guide but I was unable to reach the burial chamber as I did not trust the rope ladder available. Nearby are several other pyramids of which the North or Red Pyramid also of Sneferu [Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty c2613-2494BC] is the older, largest and most intact. The others of much poorer quality are from the Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty some 600 years later. 
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Maidum Pyramid EG94135jhp 
 Meydum Maidum pyramid desert causeway sand Egypt Egyptian ancient early example of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. 
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Egypt > Saqqara & Memphis (25 files)

This gallery contains pictures of the two main sites usually visited together on a day trip south of Cairo - Saqqara with the famous Step Pyramid, a huge necropolis with many tombs and other pyramids and Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt now will an open air museum with the alabaster sphinx and the huge partial statue of Ramasses 11.
Saqqara Persian Shaft eg951159jhp 
 Egypt Saqqara Persian shaft tomb Padiaset colourful painted hieroglyphics texts stars pyramid funerary spells one of many tombs around the Pyramid of Unas near the Step Pyramid. The so-called Persian Shaft was for officials of the Pharaoh, possibly Ahmose 11 c530BC, 26th Dynasty, from the First Persian period, some 2000 years after the Step Pyramid was built. Entered by a wrought iron spiral staircase down a vertical shaft of some 20-25mm depth, three tombs are entered by small horizontal shafts. One tomb that of Psamtik, a royal chief physician still has an enormous carved anthropoid sarcophagus which is empty-the lower half shaped to receive a coffin, the lid, a monolith weighing many tons is perched above it on stone built columns-the custodian suggested I climb on it to photograph the ceilings of beautifully carved hieroglyphic text from the Book of the Dead. For the purist the flash had a UV filter to minimise any unlikely damaging effect on any coloured paintings [Sanders: technical bulletin 16 1995-NPG]. Debate about stone sarcophagus made of, as larger than any of existing shafts-from memory did not feel like granite. The carving skills though were brilliant and the arched tombs covered with text awesome. In the tomb of Pediese, son of Psamtik has coloured ceilings with stars and some painted hieroglyphic text. Access I understand is now limited and is mostly closed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqara, Saqqarah, Pyramid, Unas, Unis, south, necropolis, Persian, period, Shaft, tombs, Psamtik, Psamtek, Psametik, chief, physician, Zannehib, Djenhebu, Tjanhebu, admiral, Pediese, Paydees, Padiaset, son, below, ground, deep, spiral, staircase, subterranean, underground, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, texts, Book, Dead, funerary, spells, mortuary, formulas, walls, carvings, painted, coloured, reliefs, stars, ceiling, curved, arched, sarcophagus, shaped, base, stone, monolith, lid, granite, carved, coffin, form, November, 1995, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, flash, Metz, 45CL-4, ultra-violet, filter, upright
Saqqara Persian Shaft eg951158jhp 
 Egypt Saqqara Persian shaft burial tomb Psamtek wall curved hieroglyphics texts pyramid funerary spells one of many tombs around the Pyramid of Unas near the Step Pyramid. The so-called Persian Shaft was for officials of the Pharaoh, possibly Ahmose 11 c530BC, 26th Dynasty, from the First Persian period, some 2000 years after the Step Pyramid was built. Entered by a wrought iron spiral staircase down a vertical shaft of some 20-25mm depth, three tombs are entered by small horizontal shafts. One tomb that of Psamtik, a royal chief physician still has an enormous carved anthropoid sarcophagus which is empty-the lower half shaped to receive a coffin, the lid, a monolith weighing many tons is perched above it on stone built columns-the custodian suggested I climb on it to photograph the ceilings of beautifully carved hieroglyphic text from the Book of the Dead. For the purist the flash had a UV filter to minimise any unlikely damaging effect on any coloured paintings [Sanders: technical bulletin 16 1995-NPG]. Debate about stone sarcophagus made of, as larger than any of existing shafts-from memory did not feel like granite. The carving skills though were brilliant and the arched tombs covered with text awesome. In the tomb of Pediese, son of Psamtik has coloured ceilings with stars and some painted hieroglyphic text. Access I understand is now limited and is mostly closed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqara, Saqqarah, Pyramid, Unas, Unis, south, necropolis, Persian, period, Amhose 11, Shaft, tombs, Psamtik, Psamtek, Psametik, chief, physician, Zannehib, Djenhebu, Tjanhebu, admiral, Pediese, Paydees, Padiaset, son, below, ground, deep, spiral, staircase, subterranean, underground, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, texts, Book, Dead, funerary, spells, mortuary, formulas, walls, carvings, painted, coloured, reliefs, stars, ceiling, curved, arched, sarcophagus, shaped, base, stone, monolith, lid, granite, carved, coffin, form, November, 1995, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, flash, Metz, 45CL-4, ultra-violet, filter
Saqqara Persian Shaft eg951157jhp 
 Egypt Saqqarah Persian Psamtik shaft tomb sarcophagus anthropoid carved stone base one of many tombs around the Pyramid of Unas near the Step Pyramid. The so-called Persian Shaft was for officials of the Pharaoh, possibly Ahmose 11 c530BC, 26th Dynasty, from the First Persian period, some 2000 years after the Step Pyramid was built. Entered by a wrought iron spiral staircase down a vertical shaft of some 20-25mm depth, three tombs are entered by small horizontal shafts. One tomb that of Psamtik, a royal chief physician still has an enormous carved anthropoid sarcophagus which is empty-the lower half shaped to receive a coffin, the lid, a monolith weighing many tons is perched above it on stone built columns-the custodian suggested I climb on it to photograph the ceilings of beautifully carved hieroglyphic text from the Book of the Dead. For the purist the flash had a UV filter to minimise any unlikely damaging effect on any coloured paintings [Sanders: technical bulletin 16 1995-NPG]. Debate about stone sarcophagus made of, as larger than any of existing shafts-from memory did not feel like granite. The carving skills though were brilliant and the arched tombs covered with text awesome. In the tomb of Pediese, son of Psamtik has coloured ceilings with stars and some painted hieroglyphic text. Access I understand is now limited and is mostly closed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqara, Saqqarah, Pyramid, Unas, Unis, south, necropolis, Persian, period, Shaft, Ahmose, tombs, Psamtik, Psamtek, Psametik, chief, physician, Zannehib, Djenhebu, Tjanhebu, admiral, Pediese, Paydees, Padiaset, son, below, ground, deep, spiral, staircase, subterranean, underground, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, texts, Book, Dead, funerary, spells, mortuary, formulas, walls, carvings, painted, coloured, reliefs, stars, ceiling, curved, arched, sarcophagus, anthropoid, shaped, base, stone, monolith, lid, granite, carved, coffin, form, November, 1995, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, flash, Metz, 45CL-4, ultra-violet, filter
Saqqara Persian Shaft eg951156jhp 
 Egypt Saqqara Persian period shaft tomb Paydees arched ceiling hieroglyphics stars coloured texts pyramid funerary spells one of many tombs around the Pyramid of Unas near the Step Pyramid. The so-called Persian Shaft was for officials of the Pharaoh, possibly Ahmose 11 c530BC, 26th Dynasty, from the First Persian period, some 2000 years after the Step Pyramid was built. Entered by a wrought iron spiral staircase down a vertical shaft of some 20-25mm depth, three tombs are entered by small horizontal shafts. One tomb that of Psamtik, a royal chief physician still has an enormous carved anthropoid sarcophagus which is empty-the lower half shaped to receive a coffin, the lid, a monolith weighing many tons is perched above it on stone built columns-the custodian suggested I climb on it to photograph the ceilings of beautifully carved hieroglyphic text from the Book of the Dead. For the purist the flash had a UV filter to minimise any unlikely damaging effect on any coloured paintings [Sanders: technical bulletin 16 1995-NPG]. Debate about stone sarcophagus made of, as larger than any of existing shafts-from memory did not feel like granite. The carving skills though were brilliant and the arched tombs covered with text awesome. In the tomb of Pediese, son of Psamtik has coloured ceilings with stars and some painted hieroglyphic text. Access I understand is now limited and is mostly closed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqara, Saqqarah, Pyramid, Unas, Unis, south, necropolis, Persian, period, Shaft, tombs, Psamtik, Psamtek, Psametik, chief, physician, Zannehib, Djenhebu, Tjanhebu, admiral, Pediese, Paydees, Padiaset, son, below, ground, deep, spiral, staircase, subterranean, underground, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, texts, Book, Dead, funerary, spells, mortuary, formulas, walls, carvings, painted, coloured, reliefs, stars, ceiling, curved, arched, sarcophagus, shaped, base, stone, monolith, lid, granite, carved, coffin, form, November, 1995, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, flash, Metz, 45CL-4, ultra-violet, filter
Saqqara Persian Shaft eg951155jhp 
 Egypt Saqqara Pediese painted ceiling stars hieroglyphs texts pyramid funerary spells one of many tombs around the Pyramid of Unas near the Step Pyramid. The so-called Persian Shaft was for officials of the Pharaoh, possibly Ahmose 11 c530BC, 26th Dynasty, from the First Persian period, some 2000 years after the Step Pyramid was built. Entered by a wrought iron spiral staircase down a vertical shaft of some 20-25mm depth, three tombs are entered by small horizontal shafts. One tomb that of Psamtik, a royal chief physician still has an enormous carved anthropoid sarcophagus which is empty-the lower half shaped to receive a coffin, the lid, a monolith weighing many tons is perched above it on stone built columns-the custodian suggested I climb on it to photograph the ceilings of beautifully carved hieroglyphic text from the Book of the Dead. For the purist the flash had a UV filter to minimise any unlikely damaging effect on any coloured paintings [Sanders: technical bulletin 16 1995-NPG]. Debate about stone sarcophagus made of, as larger than any of existing shafts-from memory did not feel like granite. The carving skills though were brilliant and the arched tombs covered with text awesome. In the tomb of Pediese, son of Psamtik has coloured ceilings with stars and some painted hieroglyphic text. Access I understand is now limited and is mostly closed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqara, Saqqarah, Pyramid, Unas, Unis, south, necropolis, Persian, period, Shaft, tombs, Psamtik, Psamtek, Psametik, chief, physician, Zannehib, Djenhebu, Tjanhebu, admiral, Pediese, Paydees, Padiaset, son, below, ground, deep, spiral, staircase, subterranean, underground, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, texts, Book, Dead, funerary, spells, mortuary, formulas, walls, carvings, painted, coloured, reliefs, stars, ceiling, curved, arched, sarcophagus, shaped, base, stone, monolith, lid, granite, carved, coffin, form, November, 1995, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, flash, Metz, 45CL-4, ultra-violet, filter
Saqqara Persian Shaft eg951154jhp 
 Egypt Saqqarah Persian shaft tomb Psamtik hieroglyphics texts carvings Book Dead funerary spells one of many tombs around the Pyramid of Unas near the Step Pyramid. The so-called Persian Shaft was for officials of the Pharaoh, possibly Ahmose 11 c530BC, 26th Dynasty, from the First Persian period, some 2000 years after the Step Pyramid was built. Entered by a wrought iron spiral staircase down a vertical shaft of some 20-25mm depth, three tombs are entered by small horizontal shafts. One tomb that of Psamtik, a royal chief physician still has an enormous carved anthropoid sarcophagus which is empty-the lower half shaped to receive a coffin, the lid, a monolith weighing many tons is perched above it on stone built columns-the custodian suggested I climb on it to photograph the ceilings of beautifully carved hieroglyphic text from the Book of the Dead. For the purist the flash had a UV filter to minimise any unlikely damaging effect on any coloured paintings [Sanders: technical bulletin 16 1995-NPG]. Debate about stone sarcophagus made of, as larger than any of existing shafts-from memory did not feel like granite. The carving skills though were brilliant and the arched tombs covered with text awesome. In the tomb of Pediese, son of Psamtik has coloured ceilings with stars and some painted hieroglyphic text. Access I understand is now limited and is mostly closed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqara, Saqqarah, Pyramid, Unas, Unis, south, necropolis, Persian, period, Shaft, tombs, Psamtik, Psamtek, Psametik, chief, physician, Zannehib, Djenhebu, Tjanhebu, admiral, Pediese, Paydees, Padiaset, son, below, ground, deep, spiral, staircase, subterranean, underground, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, texts, Book, Dead, funerary, spells, mortuary, formulas, walls, carvings, painted, coloured, reliefs, stars, ceiling, curved, arched, sarcophagus, shaped, base, stone, monolith, lid, granite, carved, coffin, form, November, 1995, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, flash, Metz, 45CL-4, ultra-violet, filter
Saqqara Persian Shaft eg951153jhp 
 Egyptian Saqqara Psamtek tomb wall carvings hieroglyphs texts pyramid funerary spells one of many tombs around the Pyramid of Unas near the Step Pyramid. The so-called Persian Shaft was for officials of the Pharaoh, possibly Ahmose 11 c530BC, 26th Dynasty, from the First Persian period, some 2000 years after the Step Pyramid was built. Entered by a wrought iron spiral staircase down a vertical shaft of some 20-25mm depth, three tombs are entered by small horizontal shafts. One tomb that of Psamtik, a royal chief physician still has an enormous carved anthropoid sarcophagus which is empty-the lower half shaped to receive a coffin, the lid, a monolith weighing many tons is perched above it on stone built columns-the custodian suggested I climb on it to photograph the ceilings of beautifully carved hieroglyphic text from the Book of the Dead. For the purist the flash had a UV filter to minimise any unlikely damaging effect on any coloured paintings [Sanders: technical bulletin 16 1995-NPG]. Debate about stone sarcophagus made of, as larger than any of existing shafts-from memory did not feel like granite. The carving skills though were brilliant and the arched tombs covered with text awesome. In the tomb of Pediese, son of Psamtik has coloured ceilings with stars and some painted hieroglyphic text. Access I understand is now limited and is mostly closed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqara, Saqqarah, Pyramid, Unas, Unis, south, necropolis, Persian, period, Shaft, tombs, Psamtik, Psamtek, Psametik, chief, physician, Zannehib, Djenhebu, Tjanhebu, admiral, Pediese, Paydees, Padiaset, son, below, ground, deep, spiral, staircase, subterranean, underground, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, texts, Book, Dead, funerary, spells, mortuary, formulas, walls, carvings, painted, coloured, reliefs, stars, ceiling, curved, arched, sarcophagus, shaped, base, stone, monolith, lid, granite, carved, coffin, form, November, 1995, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, flash, Metz, 45CL-4, ultra-violet, filter
Saqqara Persian Shaft eg951152jhp 
 Egypt Saqqara Persian period shaft en wall tomb Psametik hieroglyphics texts pyramid funerary spells one of many tombs around the Pyramid of Unas near the Step Pyramid. The so-called Persian Shaft was for officials of the Pharaoh, possibly Ahmose 11 c530BC, 26th Dynasty, from the First Persian period, some 2000 years after the Step Pyramid was built. Entered by a wrought iron spiral staircase down a vertical shaft of some 20-25mm depth, three tombs are entered by small horizontal shafts. One tomb that of Psamtik, a royal chief physician still has an enormous carved anthropoid sarcophagus which is empty-the lower half shaped to receive a coffin, the lid, a monolith weighing many tons is perched above it on stone built columns-the custodian suggested I climb on it to photograph the ceilings of beautifully carved hieroglyphic text from the Book of the Dead. For the purist the flash had a UV filter to minimise any unlikely damaging effect on any coloured paintings [Sanders: technical bulletin 16 1995-NPG]. Debate about stone sarcophagus made of, as larger than any of existing shafts-from memory did not feel like granite. The carving skills though were brilliant and the arched tombs covered with text awesome. In the tomb of Pediese, son of Psamtik has coloured ceilings with stars and some painted hieroglyphic text. Access I understand is now limited and is mostly closed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqara, Saqqarah, Pyramid, Unas, Unis, south, necropolis, Persian, period, Shaft, tombs, Psamtik, Psamtek, Psametik, chief, physician, Zannehib, Djenhebu, Tjanhebu, admiral, Pediese, Paydees, Padiaset, son, below, ground, deep, spiral, staircase, subterranean, underground, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, texts, Book, Dead, funerary, spells, mortuary, formulas, walls, carvings, painted, coloured, reliefs, stars, ceiling, curved, arched, sarcophagus, shaped, base, stone, monolith, lid, granite, carved, coffin, form, November, 1995, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, flash, Metz, 45CL-4, ultra-violet, filter
Saqqara Persian Shaft eg951151jhp 
 Egypt Saqqara Persian shaft tomb Psamtik hieroglyphics buriel texts Book Dead one of many tombs around the Pyramid of Unas near the Step Pyramid. The so-called Persian Shaft was for officials of the Pharaoh, possibly Ahmose 11 c530BC, 26th Dynasty, from the First Persian period, some 2000 years after the Step Pyramid was built. Entered by a wrought iron spiral staircase down a vertical shaft of some 20-25mm depth, three tombs are entered by small horizontal shafts. One tomb that of Psamtik, a royal chief physician still has an enormous carved anthropoid sarcophagus which is empty-the lower half shaped to receive a coffin, the lid, a monolith weighing many tons is perched above it on stone built columns-the custodian suggested I climb on it to photograph the ceilings of beautifully carved hieroglyphic text from the Book of the Dead. For the purist the flash had a UV filter to minimise any unlikely damaging effect on any coloured paintings [Sanders: technical bulletin 16 1995-NPG]. Debate about stone sarcophagus made of, as larger than any of existing shafts-from memory did not feel like granite. The carving skills though were brilliant and the arched tombs covered with text awesome. In the tomb of Pediese, son of Psamtik has coloured ceilings with stars and some painted hieroglyphic text. Access I understand is now limited and is mostly closed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqara, Saqqarah, Pyramid, Unas, Unis, south, necropolis, Persian, period, Shaft, tombs, Psamtik, Psametik, chief, physician, Zannehib, Djenhebu, admiral, Pediese, Paydees, son, below, ground, deep, spiral, staircase, subterranean, underground, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, texts, Book, Dead, funerary, spells, mortuary, formulas, walls, carvings, painted, coloured, reliefs, stars, ceiling, curved, arched, sarcophagus, shaped, base, stone, monolith, lid, granite, carved, coffin, form, November, 1995, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, flash, Metz, 45CL-4, ultra-violet, filter
Saqqara Persian Shaft eg9511510jhp 
 Egyptian Saqqara Persian period shaft tomb Pediese end wall passageway hieroglyphics texts pyramid funerary spells one of many tombs around the Pyramid of Unas near the Step Pyramid. The so-called Persian Shaft was for officials of the Pharaoh, possibly Ahmose 11 c530BC, 26th Dynasty, from the First Persian period, some 2000 years after the Step Pyramid was built. Entered by a wrought iron spiral staircase down a vertical shaft of some 20-25mm depth, three tombs are entered by small horizontal shafts. One tomb that of Psamtik, a royal chief physician still has an enormous carved anthropoid sarcophagus which is empty-the lower half shaped to receive a coffin, the lid, a monolith weighing many tons is perched above it on stone built columns-the custodian suggested I climb on it to photograph the ceilings of beautifully carved hieroglyphic text from the Book of the Dead. For the purist the flash had a UV filter to minimise any unlikely damaging effect on any coloured paintings [Sanders: technical bulletin 16 1995-NPG]. Debate about stone sarcophagus made of, as larger than any of existing shafts-from memory did not feel like granite. The carving skills though were brilliant and the arched tombs covered with text awesome. In the tomb of Pediese, son of Psamtik has coloured ceilings with stars and some painted hieroglyphic text. Access I understand is now limited and is mostly closed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqara, Saqqarah, Pyramid, Unas, Unis, south, necropolis, Persian, period, Shaft, tombs, Psamtik, Psamtek, Psametik, chief, physician, Zannehib, Djenhebu, Tjanhebu, admiral, Pediese, Paydees, Padiaset, son, below, ground, deep, spiral, staircase, subterranean, underground, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, texts, Book, Dead, funerary, spells, mortuary, formulas, walls, carvings, painted, coloured, reliefs, stars, ceiling, curved, arched, sarcophagus, shaped, base, stone, monolith, lid, granite, carved, coffin, form, November, 1995, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, flash, Metz, 45CL-4, ultra-violet, filter, upright
Unas to Abusir EG02AA71jhp 
 Saqqara Unas Unis Wenis Pyramid Abusir pyramids desert ancient Egypt ruin on the southwest corner near the Step Pyramid and which was the smallest of the pyramids built belonged to Unas, the last King of the 5th Dynasty around 2345BC and is a considerable state of disrepair although some of the finer quality Tura limestone casing still remains. The inside is now not accessible but is one of the easiest to enter and entry by Gaston Maspero was financed by Thomas Cook & Co where a highly decorated burial chamber covered in Pyramid Texts was uncovered along with a huge basalt sarcophagus. This photo looks northwards past the Pyramid of Unas across the desert to the distant outlines of the three small pyramids at Abusir. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Memphis, Bedrashein, necropolis, Unas, Unis, Wenis, texts, pyramid, pyramids, Abusir, small, landscape, limestone, Turah, Tura, casing, erosion, pitted, rubble, digital, recent, history, antiquity, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, history, desert, sand, northwards
Two Pyramids Saqqara EG02AA70jhp 
 Saqqara Saqqarah Unas Wenis Step Djoser Zozer Pyramids ancient Egyptian on the southwest corner near the Step Pyramid and which was the smallest of the pyramids built belonged to Unas, the last King of the 5th Dynasty around 2345BC and is a considerable state of disrepair although some of the finer quality Tura limestone casing still remains. The inside is now not accessible but is one of the easiest to enter and entry by Gaston Maspero was financed by Thomas Cook & Co where a highly decorated burial chamber covered in Pyramid Texts was uncovered along with a huge basalt sarcophagus. This view looking to the nearest pyramid of Unas takes in the Step Pyramid of King Djoser beyond. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Memphis, Bedrashein, necropolis, Unas, Unis, Wenis, texts, pyramid, Step, Zozer, Djoser, two, pyramids, small, entrance, sloping, steps, antechamber, burial, chamber, sarcophagus, basalt, causeway, upright, limestone, Turah, Tura, casing, erosion, pitted, rubble, digital, recent, history, antiquity, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, history, desert, sand
Three Pyramids Saqqara EG02AA69jhp 
 Saqqara Unas Step Djoser Userkaf Pyramids ancient Egyptian complex mastabas on the southwest corner near the Step Pyramid and which was the smallest of the pyramids built belonged to Unas, the last King of the 5th Dynasty around 2345BC and is a considerable state of disrepair although some of the finer quality Tura limestone casing still remains. The inside is now not accessible but is one of the easiest to enter and entry by Gaston Maspero was financed by Thomas Cook & Co where a highly decorated burial chamber covered in Pyramid Texts was uncovered along with a huge basalt sarcophagus. This view looking to the nearest pyramid of Unas takes in the Step Pyramid of King Djoser with the first 5th Dynasty pyramid of Userkaf in the distance to the botom right of the Step Pyramid. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Memphis, Bedrashein, necropolis, Unas, Unis, Wenis, texts, pyramid, Step, Zozer, Djoser, Userkaf, mastabas, small, entrance, sloping, steps, antechamber, burial, chamber, sarcophagus, basalt, causeway, landscape, limestone, Turah, Tura, casing, erosion, pitted, rubble, digital, recent, history, antiquity, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, history, desert, sand
Three Pyramids Saqqara EG02AA65jhp 
 Saqqarah Unas Step Djoser Userkaf Pyramids ancient Egypt shaft tomb on the southwest corner near the Step Pyramid and which was the smallest of the pyramids built belonged to Unas, the last King of the 5th Dynasty around 2345BC and is a considerable state of disrepair although some of the finer quality Tura limestone casing still remains. The inside is now not accessible but is one of the easiest to enter and entry by Gaston Maspero was financed by Thomas Cook & Co where a highly decorated burial chamber covered in Pyramid Texts was uncovered along with a huge basalt sarcophagus. This view looking to the nearest pyramid of Unas takes in the Step Pyramid of King Djoser with the first 5th Dynasty pyramid of Userkaf in the distance to the botom right of the Step Pyramid. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Memphis, Bedrashein, necropolis, Unas, Unis, Wenis, texts, pyramid, Step, Zozer, Djoser, Userkaf, mastabas, shaft, burial, tomb, small, entrance, sloping, steps, antechamber, burial, chamber, sarcophagus, basalt, causeway, landscape, limestone, Turah, Tura, casing, erosion, pitted, rubble, digital, recent, history, antiquity, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, history, desert, sand
Saqqara Burial Shaft EG02AA63jhp 
 Saqqarah Unas Pyramid ancient Egyptian burial shaft Amun-Tefnakht General on the southwest corner near the Step Pyramid and which was the smallest of the pyramids built belonged to Unas, the last King of the 5th Dynasty around 2345BC and is a considerable state of disrepair although some of the finer quality Tura limestone casing still remains. The inside is now not accessible but is one of the easiest to enter and entry by Gaston Maspero was financed by Thomas Cook & Co where a highly decorated burial chamber covered in Pyramid Texts was uncovered along with a huge basalt sarcophagus. This burial shaft is similiar to several round this part of the complex but is not the Persion Shaft which is much deeper and is accessed down a spiral staircase. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Memphis, Bedrashein, necropolis, Unas, Unis, Wenis, pyramid, small, entrance, burial, shaft, square, deep, General, Amun-Tefnakht, Saite, period, landscape, limestone, digital, recent, history, antiquity, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, history, desert, sand
Unas Pyramid Saqqara EG02AA66jhp 
 Saqqara Unas Unis Wenis Pyramid ancient Egyptian King small ruin on the southwest corner near the Step Pyramid and which was the smallest of the pyramids built belonged to Unas, the last King of the 5th Dynasty around 2345BC and is a considerable state of disrepair although some of the finer quality Tura limestone casing still remains. The inside is now not accessible but is one of the easiest to enter and entry by Gaston Maspero was financed by Thomas Cook & Co where a highly decorated burial chamber covered in Pyramid Texts was uncovered along with a huge basalt sarcophagus. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Memphis, Bedrashein, necropolis, Unas, Unis, Wenis, texts, pyramid, small, entrance, sloping, steps, antechamber, burial, chamber, sarcophagus, basalt, causeway, shaft, upright, limestone, Turah, Tura, casing, erosion, pitted, rubble, digital, recent, history, antiquity, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, history, desert, sand
Unas Pyramid Saqqara EG02AA64jhp 
 Saqqarah Unas Unis Wenis Pyramid Step ancient Egypt shaft burial ruin on the southwest corner near the Step Pyramid and which was the smallest of the pyramids built belonged to Unas, the last King of the 5th Dynasty around 2345BC and is a considerable state of disrepair although some of the finer quality Tura limestone casing still remains. The inside is now not accessible but is one of the easiest to enter and entry by Gaston Maspero was financed by Thomas Cook & Co where a highly decorated burial chamber covered in Pyramid Texts was uncovered along with a huge basalt sarcophagus. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Memphis, Bedrashein, necropolis, Unas, Unis, Wenis, texts, pyramid, small, entrance, sloping, steps, antechamber, burial, chamber, sarcophagus, basalt, causeway, landscape, limestone, Turah, Tura, casing, erosion, pitted, rubble, digital, recent, history, antiquity, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, history, desert, sand, Step, right
Unas Pyramid Entrance EG02AA79hp 
 Saqqara Unas Pyramid entrance steps Hotepsekhemwy tomb Egyptian North side on the southwest corner near the Step Pyramid and which was the smallest of the pyramids built belonged to Unas, the last King of the 5th Dynasty around 2345BC and is a considerable state of disrepair although some of the finer quality Tura limestone casing still remains. The inside is now not accessible but is one of the easiest to enter and entry by Gaston Maspero was financed by Thomas Cook & Co where a highly decorated burial chamber covered in Pyramid Texts was uncovered along with a huge basalt sarcophagus. This is the remains of the demolished tomb of Hotepsekhemwy, first ruler of the 2nd Dynasty and leads to a warren of rock cut chambers but not accessible to the public. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Memphis, Bedrashein, necropolis, Unas, Unis, Wenis, Hotepsekhemwy; Hetepsekhemwy; burial; tomb; demolished; entrance; texts, pyramid, small, north, side, sloping, steps, antechamber, burial, chambers; warren; basalt, causeway, upright, limestone, Turah, Tura, casing, erosion, pitted, rubble, digital, recent, history, antiquity, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, history, desert, sand
Unas Pyramid Casing EG02AA78jhp 
 Saqqara Unas Pyramid ancient Egyptian limestone casing erosion pitted blocks on the southwest corner near the Step Pyramid and which was the smallest of the pyramids built belonged to Unas, the last King of the 5th Dynasty around 2345BC and is a considerable state of disrepair although some of the finer quality Tura limestone casing still remains. The inside is now not accessible but is one of the easiest to enter and entry by Gaston Maspero was financed by Thomas Cook & Co where a highly decorated burial chamber covered in Pyramid Texts was uncovered along with a huge basalt sarcophagus. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Memphis, Bedrashein, necropolis, Unas, Unis, Wenis, texts, pyramid, small, entrance, sloping, steps, antechamber, burial, chamber, sarcophagus, basalt, causeway, landscape, limestone, Turah, Tura, casing, erosion, pitted, rubble, digital, recent, history, antiquity, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, history, desert, sand
Unas Pyramid Casing EG02AA77jhp 
 Saqqarah Unis Wenis Pyramid casing foundation Step Djoser Egypt ruin on the southwest corner near the Step Pyramid and which was the smallest of the pyramids built belonged to Unas, the last King of the 5th Dynasty around 2345BC and is a considerable state of disrepair although some of the finer quality Tura limestone casing still remains. The inside is now not accessible but is one of the easiest to enter and entry by Gaston Maspero was financed by Thomas Cook & Co where a highly decorated burial chamber covered in Pyramid Texts was uncovered along with a huge basalt sarcophagus. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Memphis, Bedrashein, necropolis, Unas, Unis, Wenis, texts, pyramid, small, entrance, sloping, steps, antechamber, burial, chamber, sarcophagus, basalt, causeway, upright, limestone, Turah, Tura, casing, erosion, pitted, rubble, digital, recent, history, antiquity, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, history, desert, sand, foundation, Step, Djoser
Unas Pyramid Casing EG02AA76jhp 
 Saqqara Wenis Step Zozer Pyramid ancient Egyptian limestone casing Tura on the southwest corner near the Step Pyramid and which was the smallest of the pyramids built belonged to Unas, the last King of the 5th Dynasty around 2345BC and is a considerable state of disrepair although some of the finer quality Tura limestone casing still remains. The inside is now not accessible but is one of the easiest to enter and entry by Gaston Maspero was financed by Thomas Cook & Co where a highly decorated burial chamber covered in Pyramid Texts was uncovered along with a huge basalt sarcophagus. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Memphis, Bedrashein, necropolis, Unas, Unis, Wenis, texts, pyramid, small, entrance, sloping, steps, antechamber, burial, chamber, sarcophagus, basalt, causeway, landscape, limestone, Turah, Tura, casing, erosion, pitted, rubble, digital, recent, history, antiquity, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, history, desert, sand, foundation, Step, Djoser
Unas Pyramid Casing EG02AA75jhp 
 Saqqarah Unas Pyramid Egypt Tura Turah limestone casing joints erosion on the southwest corner near the Step Pyramid and which was the smallest of the pyramids built belonged to Unas, the last King of the 5th Dynasty around 2345BC and is a considerable state of disrepair although some of the finer quality Tura limestone casing still remains. The inside is now not accessible but is one of the easiest to enter and entry by Gaston Maspero was financed by Thomas Cook & Co where a highly decorated burial chamber covered in Pyramid Texts was uncovered along with a huge basalt sarcophagus. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Memphis, Bedrashein, necropolis, Unas, Unis, Wenis, texts, pyramid, small, sloping, landscape, limestone, Turah, Tura, casing, joints, closeup, erosion, pitted, rubble, digital, recent, history, antiquity, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, history, desert, sand, foundation
Unas Pyramid Casing EG02AA74jhp 
 Saqqara Pyramid exterior casing limestone Tura rubble fill sloping smooth ruin on the southwest corner near the Step Pyramid and which was the smallest of the pyramids built belonged to Unas, the last King of the 5th Dynasty around 2345BC and is a considerable state of disrepair although some of the finer quality Tura limestone casing still remains. The inside is now not accessible but is one of the easiest to enter and entry by Gaston Maspero was financed by Thomas Cook & Co where a highly decorated burial chamber covered in Pyramid Texts was uncovered along with a huge basalt sarcophagus. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Memphis, Bedrashein, necropolis, Unas, Unis, Wenis, texts, pyramid, small, sloping, landscape, limestone, Turah, Tura, casing, erosion, pitted, rubble, digital, recent, history, antiquity, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, history, desert, sand
Saqqara Unas Causeway EG051146jhp 
 Saqqara Unas Unis Wenis Causeway Pyramid Granite Gateway ancient Egypt last section view of the restored walkway to the Pyramid of Unas near the Step Pyramid and which slopes up from the Valley Temple first seen as visitors arrive at this major complex near Memphis. Recent archaeological work has discovered tombs near the causeway such as that of the Two Brothers and the New Kingdom cemetery uncovered by the Leiden Dutch work while many other undiscovered or partially excavated ones lie alongside the causeway as do boat pits. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Memphis, Bedrashein, necropolis, Unas, Unis, Wenis, pyramid, causeway, valley, temple, landscape, limestone, slabs, stone, granite, sarcophagus, gate, gatway, mortuary, digital, recent, history, antiquity, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, history, desert, sand, boat, pits
Saqqara Ti Sarcophagus 6867EG07JHP 
 Sarcophagus Ti Burial Chamber Mastaba Tomb Granite Lid Saqqara Egypt Interior, overseer for the building of Sun Temples at nearby Abusir for the Pharaohs Neferikare and Niuserre of the 5th Dynasty c 2498-2345BC, is on the far edge of the north Saqqara necropolis and is reached by a walk past statues of three Greek Philosophers. It is fine example of the later style of the evolution of the mastaba tomb with a pillared portico, courtyard, burial shaft and a room with Ti’s replica statue viewed through a hole in similar fashion to the serdab of King Doser by the Step Pyramid. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqarah, Saqqara, mastaba, tomb, Ti, Ty, tomb, burial, chamber, sarcophagus, granite, underground, dark, overseer, landscape, history antiquity Egyptology archaeology, ancient, history

Egypt > Valley of Kings Luxor (24 files)

Photographs of the Valley of the Kings from tomb interiors as well as exterior views of the valley including the tombs of Ramses 1V, KV 43 and 19.
Valley Kings EG0213077jhp 
 Egypt Valley Kings Thutmosis Tomb KV43 star ceiling interior antechamber in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor which was robbed in antiquity and later restored by Horemheb through his official Maya. In the Tomb-Chamber is a red granite sarcophagus with still very brilliant colourful decoration as illustrated in the photo of the Goddess Nephthys.
Thanks to the capability of the modern digital camera and adjustments in Photoshop reasonably accurate colours can be exhibited of tomb paintings lit by low level artificial light when tripods and flash are not allowed such as the head of Anubis. This was taken before the current ban on tomb photography was introduced when you could purchase a ticket to photograph in two tombs in 2002. Unfortunately most of the photos of the painting had to be taken through Perspex which diminishes their quality as it obvious in several cases and this was a very difficult one to take becuase of the huge differences in light levels from the floor lighting to the ceiling and regettably was not taken in RAW file which would have offered more control in post production. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Theban, Valley Kings, pharaoh, Tuthmosis, Thutmose, 1V, tomb, KV43, landscape, Anubis, Hathor, jackal, head, painting, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, black, yellow, white, necklace, bright, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, hieroglyphs, hieratic, writing, Maya, restoration, text, death, burial, Nut, nightsky, mythology, afterlife, sarcophagus, Nephthys, out-stretched, granite, chamber, antechamber, interiors, austere, undecorated, columns, stars, ceiling, history, hieroglyphs
Valley Kings EG0213076jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Thutmosis 1V Tomb KV43 steep interior passage steps in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor which was robbed in antiquity and later restored by Horemheb through his official Maya. In the Tomb-Chamber is a red granite sarcophagus with still very brilliant colourful decoration as illustrated in the photo of the Goddess Nephthys.
Thanks to the capability of the modern digital camera and adjustments in Photoshop reasonably accurate colours can be exhibited of tomb paintings lit by low level artificial light when tripods and flash are not allowed such as the head of Anubis. This was taken before the current ban on tomb photography was introduced when you could purchase a ticket to photograph in two tombs in 2002. Unfortunately most of the photos of the painting had to be taken through Perspex which diminishes their quality as it obvious in several cases. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Theban, Valley Kings, pharaoh, Tuthmosis, Thutmose, 1V, tomb, KV43, upright, Osiris, bearded, hedjet, white, crown, was, septer, ankh, Anubis, Hathor, jackal, head, painting, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, black, yellow, white, necklace, bright, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, hieroglyphs, hieratic, writing, Maya, restoration, text, death, burial, Nut, nightsky, mythology, afterlife, sarcophagus, Nephthys, out-stretched, granite, chamber, antechamber, interiors, austere, undecorated, columns, stars, ceiling, history, hieroglyphs, steps, passage, passageway, steep, bare
Valley Kings EG0213075jhp 
 Egypt Valley Kings Thutmose Tomb KV43 Osiris was septer ankh hedjet; crown; in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor which was robbed in antiquity and later restored by Horemheb through his official Maya. In the Tomb-Chamber is a red granite sarcophagus with still very brilliant colourful decoration as illustrated in the photo of the Goddess Nephthys.
Thanks to the capability of the modern digital camera and adjustments in Photoshop reasonably accurate colours can be exhibited of tomb paintings lit by low level artificial light when tripods and flash are not allowed such as the head of Anubis. This was taken before the current ban on tomb photography was introduced when you could purchase a ticket to photograph in two tombs in 2002. Unfortunately most of the photos of the painting had to be taken through Perspex which diminishes their quality as it obvious in several cases. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Theban, Valley Kings, pharaoh, Tuthmosis, Thutmose, 1V, tomb, KV43, upright, Osiris, bearded, hedjet, white, crown, was, septer, ankh, Anubis, Hathor, jackal, head, painting, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, black, yellow, white, necklace, bright, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, hieroglyphs, hieratic, writing, Maya, restoration, text, death, burial, Nut, nightsky, mythology, afterlife, sarcophagus, Nephthys, out-stretched, granite, chamber, antechamber, interiors, austere, undecorated, columns, stars, ceiling, history, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, cartouche
Valley Kings EG0213074jhp 
 Egypt Valley Kings Luxor Tuthmosis Tomb Hathor Goddess ankh dress pink different in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor which was robbed in antiquity and later restored by Horemheb through his official Maya. In the Tomb-Chamber is a red granite sarcophagus with still very brilliant colourful decoration as illustrated in the photo of the Goddess Nephthys.
Thanks to the capability of the modern digital camera and adjustments in Photoshop reasonably accurate colours can be exhibited of tomb paintings lit by low level artificial light when tripods and flash are not allowed such as the head of Anubis. This was taken before the current ban on tomb photography was introduced when you could purchase a ticket to photograph in two tombs in 2002. Unfortunately most of the photos of the painting had to be taken through Perspex which diminishes their quality as it obvious in several cases. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Theban, Valley Kings, pharaoh, Tuthmosis, Thutmose, 1V, tomb, KV43, upright, Osiris, bearded, hedjet, white, crown, was, septer, ankh, Anubis, Hathor, jackal, head, painting, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, black, yellow, white, necklace, bright, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, hieroglyphs, hieratic, writing, Maya, restoration, text, death, burial, Nut, nightsky, mythology, afterlife, sarcophagus, Nephthys, out-stretched, granite, chamber, antechamber, interiors, austere, undecorated, columns, stars, ceiling, history, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, cartouche, dress, pink, patterns, different
Valley Kings EG0213073jhp 
 Egyptian Valley Kings Thutmosis Tomb KV43 Hathor ankh dress different patterns in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor which was robbed in antiquity and later restored by Horemheb through his official Maya. In the Tomb-Chamber is a red granite sarcophagus with still very brilliant colourful decoration as illustrated in the photo of the Goddess Nephthys.
Thanks to the capability of the modern digital camera and adjustments in Photoshop reasonably accurate colours can be exhibited of tomb paintings lit by low level artificial light when tripods and flash are not allowed such as the head of Anubis. This was taken before the current ban on tomb photography was introduced when you could purchase a ticket to photograph in two tombs in 2002. Unfortunately most of the photos of the painting had to be taken through Perspex which diminishes their quality as it obvious in several cases. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Theban, Valley Kings, pharaoh, Tuthmosis, Thutmose, 1V, tomb, KV43, landscape, Osiris, bearded, hedjet, white, crown, was, septer, ankh, Anubis, Hathor, jackal, head, painting, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, black, yellow, white, necklace, bright, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, hieroglyphs, hieratic, writing, Maya, restoration, text, death, burial, Nut, nightsky, mythology, afterlife, sarcophagus, Nephthys, out-stretched, granite, chamber, antechamber, interiors, austere, undecorated, columns, stars, ceiling, history, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, cartouche, dress, red, diamonds, patterns, ureaus, different
Valley Kings EG0213072jhp 
 Egypt Valley Kings Luxor Thutmose Tomb painting Hathor eye makeup wedjat in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor which was robbed in antiquity and later restored by Horemheb through his official Maya. In the Tomb-Chamber is a red granite sarcophagus with still very brilliant colourful decoration as illustrated in the photo of the Goddess Nephthys.
Thanks to the capability of the modern digital camera and adjustments in Photoshop reasonably accurate colours can be exhibited of tomb paintings lit by low level artificial light when tripods and flash are not allowed such as the head of Anubis. This was taken before the current ban on tomb photography was introduced when you could purchase a ticket to photograph in two tombs in 2002. Unfortunately most of the photos of the painting had to be taken through Perspex which diminishes their quality as it obvious in several cases. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Theban, Valley Kings, pharaoh, Tuthmosis, Thutmose, 1V, tomb, KV43, upright, Osiris, bearded, hedjet, white, crown, was, septer, ankh, Anubis, Hathor, jackal, head, painting, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, black, yellow, white, necklace, bright, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, hieroglyphs, hieratic, writing, Maya, restoration, text, death, burial, Nut, nightsky, mythology, afterlife, sarcophagus, Nephthys, out-stretched, granite, chamber, antechamber, interiors, austere, undecorated, columns, stars, ceiling, history, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, cartouche, dress, pink, patterns, different, eye
Valley Kings EG0213071jhp 
 Egypt Valley Kings Thutmosis Tomb KV43 Maya restoration hieratic text in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor which was robbed in antiquity and later restored by Horemheb through his official Maya; the section shown was the least effected by reflections on the perspex screen. In the Tomb-Chamber is a red granite sarcophagus with still very brilliant colourful decoration as illustrated in the photo of the Goddess Nephthys.
Thanks to the capability of the modern digital camera and adjustments in Photoshop reasonably accurate colours can be exhibited of tomb paintings lit by low level artificial light when tripods and flash are not allowed such as the head of Anubis. This was taken before the current ban on tomb photography was introduced when you could purchase a ticket to photograph in two tombs in 2002. Unfortunately most of the photos of the painting had to be taken through Perspex which diminishes their quality as it obvious in several cases. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Theban, Valley Kings, pharaoh, Tuthmosis, Thutmose, 1V, tomb, KV43, landscape, Anubis, Hathor, jackal, head, painting, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, black, yellow, white, necklace, bright, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, hieroglyphs, hieratic, writing, Maya, restoration, text, death, burial, Nut, nightsky, mythology, afterlife, sarcophagus, Nephthys, out-stretched, granite, chamber, antechamber, interiors, austere, undecorated, columns, stars, ceiling, history, hieroglyphs
Valley Kings EG0213069jhp 
 Egypt Valley Kings Thutmose Tomb KV43 sarcophagus screen bare room in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor which was robbed in antiquity and later restored by Horemheb through his official Maya. In the Tomb-Chamber is a red granite sarcophagus with still very brilliant colourful decoration as illustrated in the photo of the Goddess Nephthys.
Thanks to the capability of the modern digital camera and adjustments in Photoshop reasonably accurate colours can be exhibited of tomb paintings lit by low level artificial light when tripods and flash are not allowed such as the head of Anubis. This was taken before the current ban on tomb photography was introduced when you could purchase a ticket to photograph in two tombs in 2002. Unfortunately most of the photos of the painting had to be taken through Perspex which diminishes their quality as it obvious in several cases. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Theban, Valley Kings, pharaoh, Tuthmosis, Thutmose, 1V, tomb, KV43, upright, Anubis, Hathor, jackal, head, painting, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, black, yellow, white, necklace, bright, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, hieroglyphs, hieratic, writing, Maya, restoration, text, death, burial, Nut, nightsky, mythology, afterlife, sarcophagus, Nephthys, out-stretched, red, granite, plastic, glass, screen, reflections, chamber, antechamber, interiors, austere, undecorated, columns, stars, ceiling, history, hieroglyphs
Valley Kings EG0213068jhp 
 Egyptian Valley Luxor Thutmosis Tomb burial chamber sarcophagus Nephthys covered in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor which was robbed in antiquity and later restored by Horemheb through his official Maya. In the Tomb-Chamber is a red granite sarcophagus with still very brilliant colourful decoration as illustrated in the photo of the Goddess Nephthys.
Thanks to the capability of the modern digital camera and adjustments in Photoshop reasonably accurate colours can be exhibited of tomb paintings lit by low level artificial light when tripods and flash are not allowed such as the head of Anubis. This was taken before the current ban on tomb photography was introduced when you could purchase a ticket to photograph in two tombs in 2002. Unfortunately most of the photos of the painting had to be taken through Perspex which diminishes their quality as it obvious in several cases. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Theban, Valley Kings, pharaoh, Tuthmosis, Thutmose, 1V, tomb, KV43, landscape, Anubis, Hathor, jackal, head, painting, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, black, yellow, white, necklace, bright, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, hieroglyphs, hieratic, writing, Maya, restoration, text, death, burial, Nut, nightsky, mythology, afterlife, sarcophagus, Nephthys, out-stretched, red, granite, plastic, glass, screen, reflections, chamber, antechamber, interiors, austere, undecorated, columns, stars, ceiling, history, hieroglyphs
Valley Kings EG0213067jhp 
 Egypt Valley Kings Luxor Thutmosis Tomb KV43 Nephthys sarcophagus Ka arms in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor which was robbed in antiquity and later restored by Horemheb through his official Maya. In the Tomb-Chamber is a red granite sarcophagus with still very brilliant colourful decoration as illustrated in the photo of the Goddess Nephthys.
Thanks to the capability of the modern digital camera and adjustments in Photoshop reasonably accurate colours can be exhibited of tomb paintings lit by low level artificial light when tripods and flash are not allowed such as the head of Anubis. This was taken before the current ban on tomb photography was introduced when you could purchase a ticket to photograph in two tombs in 2002. Unfortunately most of the photos of the painting had to be taken through Perspex which diminishes their quality as it obvious in several cases. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Theban, Valley Kings, pharaoh, Tuthmosis, Thutmose, 1V, tomb, KV43, landscape, Nephthys, Ka, arms, outstreched, head, protection, corner, Anubis, Hathor, jackal, head, painting, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, black, yellow, white, necklace, bright, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, hieroglyphs, hieratic, writing, Maya, restoration, text, death, burial, Nut, nightsky, mythology, afterlife, sarcophagus, out-stretched, red, granite, plastic, glass, screen, reflections, chamber, antechamber, interiors, austere, undecorated, columns, stars, ceiling, history, hieroglyphs
Valley Kings EG0213066jhp 
 Egyptian Valley Kings Thutmosis head sarcophagus Nephthys hieroglyphics protection in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor which was robbed in antiquity and later restored by Horemheb through his official Maya. In the Tomb-Chamber is a red granite sarcophagus with still very brilliant colourful decoration as illustrated in the photo of the Goddess Nephthys.
Thanks to the capability of the modern digital camera and adjustments in Photoshop reasonably accurate colours can be exhibited of tomb paintings lit by low level artificial light when tripods and flash are not allowed such as the head of Anubis. This was taken before the current ban on tomb photography was introduced when you could purchase a ticket to photograph in two tombs in 2002. Unfortunately most of the photos of the painting had to be taken through Perspex which diminishes their quality as it obvious in several cases. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Theban, Valley Kings, pharaoh, Tuthmosis, Thutmose, 1V, tomb, KV43, upright, Nephthys, Ka, arms, outstreched, head, protection, corner, Anubis, Hathor, jackal, head, painting, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, black, yellow, white, necklace, bright, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, hieroglyphs, hieratic, writing, Maya, restoration, text, death, burial, Nut, nightsky, mythology, afterlife, sarcophagus, out-stretched, red, granite, plastic, glass, screen, reflections, chamber, antechamber, interiors, austere, undecorated, columns, stars, ceiling, history, hieroglyphs
Valley Kings EG0213065jhp 
 Egyptian Valley Kings Tuthmosis Tomb sarcophagus cartouche granite red in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor which was robbed in antiquity and later restored by Horemheb through his official Maya. In the Tomb-Chamber is a red granite sarcophagus with still very brilliant colourful decoration as illustrated in the photo of the Goddess Nephthys.
Thanks to the capability of the modern digital camera and adjustments in Photoshop reasonably accurate colours can be exhibited of tomb paintings lit by low level artificial light when tripods and flash are not allowed such as the head of Anubis. This was taken before the current ban on tomb photography was introduced when you could purchase a ticket to photograph in two tombs in 2002. Unfortunately most of the photos of the painting had to be taken through Perspex which diminishes their quality as it obvious in several cases. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Theban, Valley Kings, pharaoh, Tuthmosis, birth, name, Thutmosis, Thutmose, 1V, Menkheperure, throne, tomb, KV43, upright, Anubis, Hathor, jackal, head, painting, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, black, yellow, white, necklace, bright, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, hieroglyphs, hieratic, writing, Maya, restoration, text, death, burial, Nut, nightsky, mythology, afterlife, sarcophagus, red, grainte, cartouche, Nephthys, out-stretched, granite, chamber, antechamber, interiors, austere, undecorated, columns, stars, ceiling, history, hieroglyphs
Valley Kings EG0213064jhp 
 Egypt Valley Kings Luxor Thutmosis Tomb KV43 burial chamber interior in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor which was robbed in antiquity and later restored by Horemheb through his official Maya. In the Tomb-Chamber is a red granite sarcophagus with still very brilliant colourful decoration as illustrated in the photo of the Goddess Nephthys.
Thanks to the capability of the modern digital camera and adjustments in Photoshop reasonably accurate colours can be exhibited of tomb paintings lit by low level artificial light when tripods and flash are not allowed such as the head of Anubis. This was taken before the current ban on tomb photography was introduced when you could purchase a ticket to photograph in two tombs in 2002. Unfortunately most of the photos of the painting had to be taken through Perspex which diminishes their quality as it obvious in several cases. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Theban, Valley Kings, pharaoh, Tuthmosis, Thutmose, 1V, tomb, KV43, upright, Anubis, Hathor, jackal, head, painting, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, black, yellow, white, necklace, bright, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, hieroglyphs, hieratic, writing, Maya, restoration, text, death, burial, Nut, nightsky, mythology, afterlife, sarcophagus, Nephthys, out-stretched, granite, chamber, antechamber, interiors, austere, undecorated, columns, stars, ceiling, history, hieroglyphs
Valley Kings EG0213063jhp 
 Egypt Valley Kings Thutmose 1V Tomb KV43 steep passageway inside in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor which was robbed in antiquity and later restored by Horemheb through his official Maya. In the Tomb-Chamber is a red granite sarcophagus with still very brilliant colourful decoration as illustrated in the photo of the Goddess Nephthys.
Thanks to the capability of the modern digital camera and adjustments in Photoshop reasonably accurate colours can be exhibited of tomb paintings lit by low level artificial light when tripods and flash are not allowed such as the head of Anubis. This was taken before the current ban on tomb photography was introduced when you could purchase a ticket to photograph in two tombs in 2002. Unfortunately most of the photos of the painting had to be taken through Perspex which diminishes their quality as it obvious in several cases. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Theban, Valley Kings, pharaoh, Tuthmosis, Thutmose, 1V, tomb, KV43, landscape, Anubis, Hathor, jackal, head, painting, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, black, yellow, white, necklace, bright, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, hieratic, writing, Maya, restoration, text, death, burial, Nut, nightsky, mythology, afterlife, sarcophagus, Nephthys, out-stretched, granite, chamber, antechamber, interiors, austere, undecorated, columns, stars, ceiling, history, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, passageway, steps, steep, bare
Valley Kings EG0213062jhp 
 Egyptian Valley Kings Luxor Thutmosis Tomb passageway interior bare sloping floored in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor which was robbed in antiquity and later restored by Horemheb through his official Maya. In the Tomb-Chamber is a red granite sarcophagus with still very brilliant colourful decoration as illustrated in the photo of the Goddess Nephthys.
Thanks to the capability of the modern digital camera and adjustments in Photoshop reasonably accurate colours can be exhibited of tomb paintings lit by low level artificial light when tripods and flash are not allowed such as the head of Anubis. This was taken before the current ban on tomb photography was introduced when you could purchase a ticket to photograph in two tombs in 2002. Unfortunately most of the photos of the painting had to be taken through Perspex which diminishes their quality as it obvious in several cases. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Theban, Valley Kings, pharaoh, Tuthmosis, Thutmose, 1V, tomb, KV43, upright, Anubis, Hathor, jackal, head, painting, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, black, yellow, white, necklace, bright, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, hieratic, writing, Maya, restoration, text, death, burial, Nut, nightsky, mythology, afterlife, sarcophagus, Nephthys, out-stretched, granite, chamber, antechamber, interiors, austere, undecorated, columns, stars, ceiling, history, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, passageway, steps, steep, bare
Valley Kings EG0213061jhp 
 Egypt Valley Kings Thutmosis 1V Tomb KV43 Anubis painting colourful in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor which was robbed in antiquity and later restored by Horemheb through his official Maya. In the Tomb-Chamber is a red granite sarcophagus with still very brilliant colourful decoration as illustrated in the photo of the Goddess Nephthys.
Thanks to the capability of the modern digital camera and adjustments in Photoshop reasonably accurate colours can be exhibited of tomb paintings lit by low level artificial light when tripods and flash are not allowed such as the head of Anubis. This was taken before the current ban on tomb photography was introduced when you could purchase a ticket to photograph in two tombs in 2002. Unfortunately most of the photos of the painting had to be taken through Perspex which diminishes their quality as it obvious in several cases. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Theban, Valley Kings, pharaoh, Tuthmosis, Thutmose, 1V, tomb, KV43, landscape, Anubis, Hathor, jackal, head, painting, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, black, yellow, white, necklace, bright, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, hieratic, writing, Maya, restoration, text, death, burial, Nut, nightsky, mythology, afterlife, sarcophagus, Nephthys, out-stretched, granite, chamber, antechamber, interiors, austere, undecorated, columns, stars, ceiling, history, hieroglyphs
Valley Kings EG0213060jhp 
 Egypt Valley Kings Luxor Thutmose Pharaoh Tomb Osiris Anubis in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor which was robbed in antiquity and later restored by Horemheb through his official Maya. In the Tomb-Chamber is a red granite sarcophagus with still very brilliant colourful decoration as illustrated in the photo of the Goddess Nephthys.
Thanks to the capability of the modern digital camera and adjustments in Photoshop reasonably accurate colours can be exhibited of tomb paintings lit by low level artificial light when tripods and flash are not allowed such as the head of Anubis. This was taken before the current ban on tomb photography was introduced when you could purchase a ticket to photograph in two tombs in 2002. Unfortunately most of the photos of the painting had to be taken through Perspex which diminishes their quality as it obvious in several cases. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Theban, Valley Kings, pharaoh, Tuthmosis, Thutmose, 1V, tomb, KV43, upright, Osiris, bearded, hedjet, white, crown, was, septer, ankh, Anubis, Hathor, jackal, head, painting, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, black, yellow, white, necklace, bright, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, hieroglyphics, hieratic, writing, Maya, hieroglyphs, restoration, text, death, burial, Nut, nightsky, mythology, afterlife, sarcophagus, Nephthys, out-stretched, granite, chamber, antechamber, interiors, austere, undecorated, columns, stars, ceiling, history, hieroglyphs
Valley Kings EG0213059jhp 
 Egypt Valley Kings Luxor Thutmosis Tomb Hathor ankh cartouche solar disk in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor which was robbed in antiquity and later restored by Horemheb through his official Maya. In the Tomb-Chamber is a red granite sarcophagus with still very brilliant colourful decoration as illustrated in the photo of the Goddess Nephthys.
Thanks to the capability of the modern digital camera and adjustments in Photoshop reasonably accurate colours can be exhibited of tomb paintings lit by low level artificial light when tripods and flash are not allowed such as the head of Anubis. This was taken before the current ban on tomb photography was introduced when you could purchase a ticket to photograph in two tombs in 2002. Unfortunately most of the photos of the painting had to be taken through Perspex which diminishes their quality as it obvious in several cases. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Theban, Valley Kings, pharaoh, Tuthmosis, Thutmose, 1V, tomb, KV43, upright, Osiris, bearded, hedjet, white, crown, was, septer, ankh, Anubis, Hathor, jackal, head, painting, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, black, yellow, white, necklace, bright, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, hieroglyphics, hieratic, writing, Maya, restoration, text, death, burial, Nut, nightsky, mythology, afterlife, sarcophagus, Nephthys, out-stretched, granite, chamber, antechamber, interiors, austere, undecorated, columns, stars, ceiling, history, hieroglyphs
Valley Kings EG0213058jhp 
 Egypt Valley Kings Luxor Thutmosis 1V Tomb KV43 Osiris painting antechmaber in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor which was robbed in antiquity and later restored by Horemheb through his official Maya. In the Tomb-Chamber is a red granite sarcophagus with still very brilliant colourful decoration as illustrated in the photo of the Goddess Nephthys.
Thanks to the capability of the modern digital camera and adjustments in Photoshop reasonably accurate colours can be exhibited of tomb paintings lit by low level artificial light when tripods and flash are not allowed such as the head of Anubis. This was taken before the current ban on tomb photography was introduced when you could purchase a ticket to photograph in two tombs in 2002. Unfortunately most of the photos of the painting had to be taken through Perspex which diminishes their quality as it obvious in several cases. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Theban, Valley Kings, pharaoh, Tuthmosis, Thutmose, 1V, tomb, KV43, landscape, Osiris, Anubis, Hathor, jackal, head, painting, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, black, yellow, white, necklace, bright, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, hieroglyphics, hieratic, writing, Maya, restoration, text, death, burial, Nut, nightsky, mythology, afterlife, sarcophagus, Nephthys, out-stretched, granite, chamber, antechamber, interiors, austere, undecorated, columns, stars, ceiling, history, hieroglyphs
Tomb Ramasses IV EG017133JHP 
 Tomb Ramses 1V [KV2] Painted Corridor Passage Egyptian Builders Skills in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor, the ancient Egyptian capital city of Thebes and is a spectacular example of true majesty with scale, colour and elaborate craftsmanship carved out of solid rock. This was the only opportunity I had of using a tripod, special ticket available in 2001 and I had a roll of tungsten artificial light balanced slide film which allowed long exposures and a decent depth of field. The custodians could not have been more helpful and even cleared areas for me to photograph free of visitors but oh for my D700 DSLR. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Valley, Kings, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, 1V, tomb, interior, inside, upright, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, tungsten, slide, scanned, burial, passageway, tunnel, sarcophagus, granite, chamber, hieroglyphs, coloured, colored, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, ceiling, stars, spells
Tomb Ramasses IV EG01712JHP 
 Egyptian Tomb Ramses 1V [KV2] Burial Chamber Sarcophagus Ceiling Nut Colours in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor, the ancient Egyptian capital city of Thebes and is a spectacular example of true majesty with scale, colour and elaborate craftsmanship carved out of solid rock. This was the only opportunity I had of using a tripod, special ticket available in 2001 and I had a roll of tungsten artificial light balanced slide film which allowed long exposures and a decent depth of field. The custodians could not have been more helpful and even cleared areas for me to photograph free of visitors but oh for my D700 DSLR. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Valley, Kings, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, 1V, tomb, interior, inside, landscape, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, tungsten, slide, scanned, burial, Nut, nightsky, sarcophagus, granite, chamber, hieroglyphs, coloured, colored, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, ceiling, stars, spells
Tomb Ramasses IV EG017127JHP 
 Burial Chamber Egyptian Tomb Ramses 1V [KV2] Granite Sarcophagus Photo Inside in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor, the ancient Egyptian capital city of Thebes and is a spectacular example of true majesty with scale, colour and elaborate craftsmanship carved out of solid rock. This was the only opportunity I had of using a tripod, special ticket available in 2001 and I had a roll of tungsten artificial light balanced slide film which allowed long exposures and a decent depth of field. The custodians could not have been more helpful and even cleared areas for me to photograph free of visitors but oh for my D700 DSLR. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Valley, Kings, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, 1V, tomb, interior, inside, upright, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, tungsten, slide, scanned, burial, Nut, nightsky, sarcophagus, granite, chamber, hieroglyphs, coloured, colored, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, ceiling, stars, spells
Tomb Ramasses IV EG017124JHP 
 Tomb Ramses 1V [KV2] Valley Kings Egypt Luxor Burial Chamber Colourful Reliefs Nut on the West Bank of the River Nile, the ancient Egyptian capital city of Thebes and is a spectacular example of true majesty with scale, colour and elaborate craftsmanship carved out of solid rock. This was the only opportunity I had of using a tripod, special ticket available in 2001 and I had a roll of tungsten artificial light balanced slide film which allowed long exposures and a decent depth of field. The custodians could not have been more helpful and even cleared areas for me to photograph free of visitors but oh for my D700 DSLR. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Valley, Kings, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, 1V, tomb, interior, inside, upright, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, tungsten, slide, scanned, burial, Nut, nightsky, sarcophagus, granite, chamber, hieroglyphs, coloured, colored, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, ceiling, stars, spells
Tomb Ramasses IV EG017122JHP 
 Tomb Ramasses Valley Kings Thebes Chamber Egyptian Custodian Painting Colours on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor, the ancient Egyptian capital city of Thebes and is a spectacular example of true majesty with scale, colour and elaborate craftsmanship carved out of solid rock. This was the only opportunity I had of using a tripod, special ticket available in 2001 and I had a roll of tungsten artificial light balanced slide film which allowed long exposures and a decent depth of field. The custodians could not have been more helpful and even cleared areas for me to photograph free of visitors but oh for my D700 DSLR. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, Valley, Kings, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, 1V, tomb, interior, inside, landscape, custodian, turban, galabea, ancient, Egyptian, archaeology, Egyptology, tungsten, slide, scanned, burial, Nut, nightsky, sarcophagus, granite, chamber, hieroglyphs, coloured, colored, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, ceiling, stars, spells

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