Egyptian Tomb Paintings


Egyptian officials recently announced the discovery of an ancient tomb located in Saqqara, south of Cairo. They believe it belonged to a Fifth Dynasty nobleman named Khuwy. What makes this tomb especially amazing is the intensity of the colour paintings that decorate the walls. “The colour is almost intact even though the tomb is almost 4,400 years old,” said Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities. Vibrant tones of yellow, blue and rust-red enhance scenes of everything from musical performances to sailing to hunting. Archaeological artifacts that exhibit original pigments of this quality are a rare occurrence and will undoubtedly attract many enthusiasts to Egypt.

Fred Herzog

Josephine’s Lorikeet