Ancient tombs predating egypt
THE PASSAGE OF REKH-MI-RA'S TOMB As with the burial chambers of Sennedjem and Inherkhau we plan to create a single distortion-free mosaic of the passage of Rekh-mi-Ra's tomb (also transliterated as Rekh-mi-Re).Shown to the right is (1) an original image, and (2) the image after correcting for color/lighting imbalances, and (3) planar distortion.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TOMBS Introduction The history of Pharonic Egypt spans nearly 3 millennia, starting around 3100 BC.
Major accomplishments were achieved during 3 periods: the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms which lasted roughly 500 years (2700-2200 BC), 200 years (2000-1800 BC), and 500 years (1600-1100 BC).
It is ironic that the Ancient Egyptian tombs, once sealed, were not intended to be seen by outsiders.
Yet the highly valued and often reproduced tomb decorations have had a profound influence on art and have contributed significantly to our understanding of the Ancient Egyptian culture.
We describe how recent advances in computational and digital technology can add a new perspective to these marvels of antiquity.