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Remains of the Dead

Remains of the Dead
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett

After the lids of the two stone sarcophagi were lifted and moved aside, chief archaeologist Zahi Hawass (at right) investigates the contents: decayed organic matter—all that remains of the innermost wooden coffin and the governor’s body. Ancient looters had penetrated the tomb, taking most of Zed-Khons-uef-ankh’s adornments save for a few dozen amulets of faience, cut stone, and gold.



Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome 64
Lens: 17-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/8 @ f/2.8
Weather Conditions: Unrecorded
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Unrecorded


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