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In Photos: Tomb Painting Discovered Near Great Pyramid of Giza

Offering chamber

a restored wall from the tomb's offering chamber

(Image credit: Photo courtesy Maksim Lebedev)

The tomb in general is undergoing restoration work. In 2013 the Russian mission partially restored it. This image shows a restored wall from the tomb's offering chamber.

More Giza tombs

excavating tombs

(Image credit: Photo courtesy Maksim Lebedev)

Since 1996 a team from the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences has been excavating tombs located east of the Great Pyramid at Giza. This image shows some of the tombs the team has excavated. In some tombs they have found indirect evidence of wall paintings including very smooth walls and remains of wall plaster and paint. They believe that more wall paintings await discovery. [Read full story]

Marsh hunting trip

image shows part of the tomb painting's marsh scene

(Image credit: Photo courtesy Maksim Lebedev)

Their work demonstrates that with careful conservation and reconstruction works of art from the pyramid age can be revealed once again. This image shows part of the tomb painting's marsh scene.