Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I have just come across a set of photos of KV20 in the Valley of the Kings - the tomb often associated with Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis I.  They were taken by Juan R. Lázaroon 17th June 2012.  Quite how he came to be allowed into the tomb with a camera, I don't know, but he took a lot of shots of the passageway which is rarely seen.  Not a pretty tomb, but these are rare photos so well worth a look.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/71637794@N04/sets/72157628402934473/with/7404408220/

5 comments:

Troy said...

Great pics! Can anyone translate the texts with the photos? Speaking of KV, is there any news about the Theban Mapping Project? Last progress report was over a year ago when they'd finished clearing chamber 5 of KV5.

Thutmose said...

I would love to go down in there, though it would be for the sake of curiosity. I have seen video of Dr. Bob Brier going down in there and it was pretty tough going. The stories of the first archaeologists going in there were harrowing as well.

Farley Flavors said...

Well, that's a surprise ! The Theban Mapping Project site has been claiming for years that "in 1994, flooding completely filled the burial chamber with debris, making it inaccessible." It looks like this definitely isn't the case.

Anonymous said...

Try translating the text from Spanish with the Google translate button. At the bottom of the text accompanying each picture it says "Tomada el 15 de Septiembre de 1991", which translates as Taken September 15, 1991.

I suspect that the Flickr date of June 17, 2012, is the date that digital images were made of the old photographs.

mike 44 said...

The passage ways are full of plastic bottles and god knows what else, needs To be cleaned up and sealed up.

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