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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. 
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Valley of Kings Luxor
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Valley Kings EG0213077jhp
Upload Date: Sunday, October 27, 2002
Photo Size: 12.1 MB; 3555x5333 pixels
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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
 


 

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