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Where's the Mummy?
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett

Cut into a cliff, a new tomb discovered in the ancient Egyptian cemetery of Saqqara presents French archaeologist Alain Zivie with a mystery: the fate of the man who prepared this as his final resting place in about 1340 B.C. Zivie searches the painted reliefs for clues in one of the rooms, where a modern jack shores up the fragile limestone of the ceiling. Deeper in the tomb, at the end of a downward sloping passage, lies the unfinished burial chamber, apparently never used.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Tungsten 64
Lens: Nikkor Zoom, 28-70mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: one second @ f/16
Weather Conditions: Underground
Time of Day: Midday
Lighting Techniques: Tungsten lights


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