SKU: BODS-101048

High Quality Giclée Print with mount, made exclusively by the Bodleian Libraries Imaging Studio. 

Dismantling the outer shrine. Photograph by Harry Burton, December 1925. Burton P0605 © Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.

In this atmospheric view of the Antechamber, Carter and colleges lift up a section of the outer shrine's roof from the Burial chamber and insert wooden planks to support it. The ancient carpenters had created the gilded shires in 'flatpack' form, ready to erect around the sarcophagus, and had written notes in the ink on the various parts to help with the assembly. However, the space in the chamber proved so tight that they erected them facing in the opposite direction from what had been intended. Dismantling the shrines in the small tomb was perhaps even more of a challenge for Carter's team the the assembly had been for the ancient workers. 

It was taken by the renowned archaeological photographer Harry Burton, who was a staff member of the Metropolitan Museum Egyptian Expedition, took a series of photographs, documenting every stage in the process of the excavation.

With it's mount this print will fit a standard A3 frame, which are available from the Bodleian Shop. 

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