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Epitaph and Enigma
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett

As clear as the day they were carved more than 3,300 years ago, hieroglyphs on a stone column record the title of the tomb owner: scribe (administrator) of the treasury of the temple of Aten in Akhetaten (the new capital) and Memphis (the old one). So, this man managed the sacred gold in two important seats of power. He had two names, Raïay and Hatiay. And he served one of the strangest, most enigmatic rulers in all of Egyptian history, the heretic Akhenaten.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Tungsten 64
Lens: Micro-Nikkor 105mm 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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