On May 30th we started this year’s activities in the burial chamber, with the continuation of the reconstruction of the astronomical ceiling and the vignette of BD125 on the walls . This is the third season of this work. Last year we consolidated and placed all the sizable fragments of painted plaster and limestone found during the excavations in summer 2011. This year our task is to identify and place smaller and less recognizable fragments.
For the moment, these activities are being undertaken by Abd el Razzik Mohammed Ali as senior conservator, Abd el Hady Tayb Mahmud as restorer –and skilful identifier of the fallen fragments original placement– and Miguel Á. Molinero as epigrapher.
The knowledge we acquired last year about the process of realization of the chamber, the spatial organisation of the decoration and the final execution of the Netherworld scene and celestial diagram is now a fundamental guide…
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