Theban Mapping Project

I came across this really great website, The Theban Mapping Project (http://www.thebanmappingproject.com).  From the “About TMP” page, “During the last decade, the TMP has concentrated on the Valley of the Kings. Modern surveying techniques were used to measure its tombs. From the data collected, the TMP is preparing 3-D computer models of the tombs. And of course, the TMP is continuing its excavation of KV 5 (Sons of Rameses II).”

By opening the atlas page, the viewer is able to access 3-D renderings of the tombs from both the Theban Necropolis and the Valley of the Kings.  Along with pictures, text, and audio, this website allows one to fully visualize the tombs.  For each tomb, the overall dimensions are given as well the dimensions for each chamber, corridor, etc.

Here is a small amount of the type of information given for each site:

General Site Information

Structure: KV 5
Location: Valley of the Kings, East Valley, Thebes West Bank, Thebes
Owner: Sons of Rameses II
Other designations: 5 [Lepsius], 8 [Hay], Commencement d’excavation ou grotte bouchée [Description], M [Burton]
Site type: Tomb

Site Location

Latitude: 25.44 N
Longitude: 32.36 E
Elevation: 169.87 msl
North: 99,637.895
East: 94,095.771
JOG map reference: NG 36-10
Modern governorate: Qena (Qina)
Ancient nome: 4th Upper Egypt
Surveyed by TMP: Yes

Additional Tomb Information

Entrance location: Valley floor
Owner type: Prince
Entrance type: Staircase
Interior layout: Corridors and chambers
Axis type: Straight

Decoration

Graffiti
Painting
Raised relief

Go check it out, it is very informative.  ~TB

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