Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Astronomical Ceiling discovered in South Assasif
Judging by the photos I have found on the South Assasif website http://www.southasasif.com/Map.html the astronomical ceiling has been found. It had been mentioned in old documentation about the tomb but nobody had any idea if it still existed. They must have been really excited to rediscover it. Astronomical ceilings, especially ones coloured as brightly as this one as quite unique. As you can see there is still a lot of clearing to be done and there are many fragments in all that fill. The art at that time has very distinct Nubian features which is why these kings are often referred to as the black pharaohs.