If this was in a movie you wouldn't believe it! Five years before the discovery of Tutankhamun, Carter's work on a plan of the tomb of Ramesses IV, revealed inexplicable features that he would one day be able to answer.
Category: Ancient mapping, cartography and route-finding
Posts about ancient mapping and cartography.
The cairns of the red mountain: Cairns and comparative anthropology
Cairns are a common enough feature of the Egyptian landscape, but one I find fascinating. They are apparently ordinary and innocuous, are easy to build and hard to date, and have recently been subject to the serious archaeological research they deserve (Riemer 2013). So I was intrigued to meet some very familiar looking cairns while …
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