National Geographic : 1940 Apr
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome byB.Anthony Stewart TO ANCIENT EGYPTIANS, TOMBS WERE ETERNAL DWELLING PLACES, EARTHLY HOMES BUT TEMPORARY ABODES So sepulchers were elaborately decorated, as is this tomb of Queen Nofret-iry, wife of Rameses II, at the Necropolis ofThebes. Color film exposed by flashlight has caught the full brilliance of the paintings normally seen dimly by candlelight. The scarabaeus-headed solar god, Khepre, sitsatleft; Har-akhty, with falcon head, at right. The goddess Hathor appears truly feminine. Nekhbet, above the door, hastheform ofavulture.