Tom Van Eynde: Thebes Photographic Project
Tomb of Shoshenq, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Western Thebes (sixth century B.C.),
view looking south. Shoshenq was the chief steward of a high priestess of
Amun in the Twenty-sixth Dynasty. His tomb is located in the Assasif
section of the Theban necropolis at the base of the causeway of Hatshepsut's
mortuary temple. In recent years, the tomb has been excavated and restored
by an expedition of Italian Egyptologists. The tomb consists of a
superstructure of a mudbrick pylon (decorated with a traditional niched
facade) over a substructure of subterranean cult rooms and burial chamber.
In the foreground of the photo is the doorway and stairs leading down into
(Caption - Peter Piccione)
All the photographs were made with a Fujica G617 Panorama Camera. The film is TriX. The prints are made on llford Mulitgrade Fiber base paper. The original prints are 7"x22" on 10"x24" paper.
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