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Egypt’s Hidden Tombs



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Lost and Found

Lost and Found
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett

Holes mark access shafts to the tombs of several of Zed-Khons-uef-ankh’s relatives—first discovered by Egyptian archaeologist Ahmed Fakhry more than 60 years ago. Locals had built houses over the shafts, concealing the tombs until Hawass’s team rediscovered them in 1999. Fakhry never found the governor, but he knew his tomb was likely nearby. He was right: Soon after this picture was taken, Hawass’s team destroyed the house with the green door in the background (its owners were given new property in exchange) and found Zed-Khons-uef-ankh’s tomb beneath it.



Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 17-35mm Nikkor zoom
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: 7 a.m.
Lighting Techniques: Unrecorded


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