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Painting from the tomb of King Tuthmosis III, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty – King’s Valley 34, Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings - In this scene from the Litanies of Re painted on a pillar in his burial chamber, King Tuthmosis III nurses at the breast of a tree goddess, identified in the inscription as…
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Painting from the tomb of Queen Tawosret/King Sethnakht, New Kingdom, 19th/20th Dynasty – King’s Valley 14, Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings - This is a detail from the final scene of the Book of Caverns, painted inside the tomb of Queen Tawosret, last pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty, which was later reused and extended…
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Painting from the tomb of King Ramesses V/VI, New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty – King’s Valley 9, Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings - The pillars of the sepulcher of Ramesses V/VI, like in other tombs of the same era, bear figures of the king and various gods. Here, the pharaoh presents a small figure of…
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Painting from the tomb of King Seti II, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty – King’s Valley 15, Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings - The Litanies of Re became an important part of the decoration of the royal tomb during the Ramesside period. The Litanies of Re is not a guide through the Netherworld, but describes…
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