Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Theban Mapping Project

Atlas of the Valley of the Kings:

Discover each tomb in the Valley in this interactive Atlas. Investigate a database of information about each tomb, view a compilation of more than 2000 images, interact with models of each tomb, and measure, pan, and zoom over 250 detailed maps, elevations, and sections. Experience sixty-five narrated tours by Dr. Weeks and explore a 3D recreation of tomb KV 14.

Atlas of the Theban Necropolis:

Explore the entire archaeological zone through this giant aerial photograph. Zoom in to see individual architectural details of temples and palaces as well as the topography of the area. Mouse over sites to get additional information about them.

Theban Mapping Project

There is much more than this great interactive window to the world of the Valley of the Kings:

Digital Imagery

The TMP's photographers, Francis Dzikowski and Matjaz Kacicnic, have completed taking comprehensive digital photographs of the walls of KV tombs currently open to the public (or likely to be opened soon). This photographic survey users will be able to call up both general photographs of tomb walls, details of scenes, and even individual hieroglyphs for study. Four tombs were not included in the survey because of technical problems, but the following tombs were completely photographed:
KV 1 Rameses VII
KV 2 Rameses IV
KV 6 Rameses IX
KV 8 Merenptah
KV 9 Rameses VI
KV 11 Rameses III
KV 14 Twosret/Setnakhte
KV 15 Seti II
KV 16 Rameses I
KV 34 Thutmes III
KV 35 Amenhetep II
KV 43 Thutmes IV
KV 47 Siptah
KV 57 Horemhab
KV 52 Tutankhamen
WV 23 Ay
Check the Sites in the Valley of the Kings, the Resources Index (with illustrated glossary and Egyptian Timeline), and don't miss the Articles provides a broader understanding of the history and development of the Valley of the Kings and the cultural practices that have influenced and shaped the construction and utilization of the tombs in it. Copious photographs, maps and drawings illustrate each of them.

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