03 April 2009

The Tomb of Nefertari (1996)

Title: House of Eternity: The Tomb of Nefertari
Author: John K. McDonald
Publisher: The Getty Conservation Institute
Year: 1996
Format: PDF, downloadable in four separate sections

Table of contents:

Section 1 (23pp., 5.5MB)
"Nefertari: Radiant Queen"

Section 2 (18pp., 5.1MB)
"The Valley of the Queens" 
"Conveyance to Eternal Life: The Royal Tombs of Egypt" 
"The Tomb Builders' Village"

Section 3 (18pp., 4.6MB)
"After Nefertari's Burial" 
"Resurrection and Recurrent Risks" 
"The King of the Dead and His Divine Family"

Section 4 (65pp., 17MB)
"Among the Immortals: A Walk through the 'House of Eternity'" 

Video: Reading scrolls without unroll them

From the description
Dr. Brent Seales, professor of computer science at the University of Kentucky, reveals new research that may make it possible to read ancient scrolls and manuscripts that are unable to be physically unrolled. By scanning the objects, we may be able to virtually unroll these delicate objects without harming them. 

Runtime: 28 mn