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The painted Tomb -Chapel of Nebamun Masterpiece of the ancient egyptian art in the British museum

Today I received an interesting book from an English friend about
The painted Tomb -Chapel of Nebamun . Masterpiece of the ancient egyptian art in the British museum
the book is written by Richard Parkinson
 Richard Parkinson discusses the history of paintings from the ancient to the modern times .with a detailed description of these fragments from the tomb .
www.egyptraveluxe.com

the tomb was found in 1820 by Giovanni d’Athanasi . and quickly removed various scenes from the mud-plaster walls. Eleven of these were acquired by the British Museum, and have become some of the most familiar works of Egyptian art The tomb-chapel was in the northern part of the Theban necropolis, but the precise location remains unknown. Various strands of evidence suggest that it was probably in the area of the current Spanish–Egyptian excavations at Dra Abu el-Naga. The tomb commemorated Nebamun, a grain accountant of the Temple of Amun, who probably worked late in the reign of Amenho…