24 Oct 2007 • 1,568 views
This is a detail of the Sarcophagus of Harkhebi from about 600 BC. It is carved out of basalt. When it was found it was inside a limestone box at the bottom of a 50 foot pit, which was filled with sand. One gets the idea that it wasn't meant to be found, but it is now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
This image pretty much requires a calibrated monitor to be fully visible. At home (calibrated) I can see the band of hieroglyphs all the way to the bottom edge of the shot, but at work (uncalibrated) most of the shot is too dark to be visible.
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