Egypt, tomb of queen Nefertari. It is one of the best preserved and most ornate of all known tombs. The walls are painted with the deities (from left to right) Serket, Isis, Khepri, Osiris (above entrance), Hathor and Horus. The tomb was discovered in 1904 by the Italian archaeologist Ernesto Schiaparelli. In 2003 the tomb was closed to the general public.
The most mysterious sarcophagus in the Museum of Cairo, it is believed to be the coffin of the long-searched for Akenaten. It has a commoner's wig, but has been fitted with a beard and uraeus (strong indication of a royal). Found in January 1907 in tomb 55 by Theodore Davis and Edward R. Ayrton, the names on the sarcophagus have been erased. Click to read more...
Dr Reeves describes how he uncovered the 'ghosts' of two portals that tomb builders blocked up (shown in yellow on the right). One, he says, is a storage room, and the other the tomb of Nefertiti (bust pictured left)
If I have ever believed that 'perfect' love exists; and that the beauty will eventually meet her prince charming; it would be only because in our drying pages of history, characters of inspiration like Akhnaton & Nefertiti existed.