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The tomb of Queen Nefertari (QV 66) photographed during excavations. From the left, the twin lions of the god Aker who protect the horizon, the benu-bird of Re, Queen Nefertari's mummy on a funerary pyre protected by Nephthys and Isis in their kite forms, the god Heh kneeling, and additional references to deities from the texts of Spell 17 from the Book of the Dead shown below. A dog-legged area with five niches painted with shrines and framed with a cavetto cornice extends from the lower two sides of the room. The ceiling's stars are visible. Italian Archaeological Expedition excavations. Courtesy of the Egyptian Museum in Turin.


Valley of the Queens, Main Valley
West Bank, Luxor

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Egyptian Museum in Turin

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