Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Wednesday, March 04, 2009

This story has been on other blogs over the past couple of days but I waited until I tracked down sites with photos. There are a few with photos but most seem to repeat a rather poor photo, but here are two exceptions:

  1. Soumen Kuhvaleti has a really good photo - and text in English!
  2. The most detailed text, and the second best photo is on Futura Sciences - which even has a second photo which, while not showing much detail, is very atmospheric. (It's lit by the very limited natural light flitering in through the entranceway.) This is a French site but Google for once has managed a very good translation so I have linked that. This reports that the tomb has:

'The tomb of Amenhotep carved into the rock, has several rooms. The ceiling of the first is supported by six large pillars and walls adorned with paintings showing the offices of the individual. Unfortunately, most of these paintings were destroyed in the nineteenth century, "probably to be sold," says Laurent Blavay.'

This is a rediscovery by Laurent Blavay of the Free University of Brussels on 29th January 2009. The tomb was first discovered in 1882 (some reports say 1880) by Swedish Egyptologist Karl Piehl but subsequently lost.

No other site seems to have any information or photographs not on these sites and usually have rather less.



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