Texts by Ahmed Kadry, Sergio Donadoni, Annamaria Fornari, Mario Tosi
1987 / 236 PAGES
The magnificently-decorated tomb of a great pharaoh becomes the varied tale of an entire Ancient Egyptian civilisation.
For the Egyptians, the pharaohs’ tombs were known as “Places of Truth”. The many Places of Truth that make up the royal Theban necropolis were built and decorated by generations of labourers and craftsmen. They lived their lives in villages like Deir el-Medina. Still today a source of grave goods and papyri of all kinds, it is a unique place of interest for anyone intending to study the art, costumes and social relations in the period spanning dynasties 18 through 20 (1550-1080 B.C.).