Archaeologists are examining a cache of talatat blocks in Luxor that depict Amarna period art in their original colour.
“The amount of detail which is shown, where the colour had been preserved, it’s just amazing,” said Dr. Joceyln Gohary.
“Some of the most striking details are in the clothing – particularly of the queen, Nefertiti – details of the dress and jewellery that she’s wearing,” she said.
Dr. Gohary is leading an American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) project that is documenting, cleaning and conserving them.
Monday, August 09, 2010
1600 Talatat blocks in colour
Heritage Key (Owen Jarus)