Osirisnet. Tombs of ancient Egypt
Anyone who is seriously interested in the tombs of Ancient Egypt will know the volumes of Bertha Porter and Rosalind Moss («Porter & Moss»). However, this remarkable work is not illustrated. Compared to the number known, few tombs have been fully published with good illustrations in colour, and this is, also, necessarily limited in a printed edition. These rare publications are often very specialized, difficult to obtain and expensive. In addition, and this is an important point to consider, a large number of tombs haven’t had the good fortune to be published in book-form, because they are too damaged, or don’t include any spectacular scenes.
The aim of our project is to gather photographs from the greatest possible number of known and less well-known tombs and mastabas, so as to represent them as completely as possible, and to put them freely at the disposal of all on the Osirisnet.net site. Thus the problems mentioned above will be avoided, and some splendid but ignored monuments could, with full safety, be revealed to the public.
If you have photographs from tombs and want to support the project, please contact us.