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Eddie Larry Wrote:
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> For some of the story Lee, please see "The
> Complete Valley of the Kings" by Nicholas Reeves
> and Richard H. Wilkinson.

And...?

> I doubt if we will ever
> know the full story.

Knowing the "full story" is relative to one's effort, but beyond that I am hopeful we will find more clues as to where the pharaohs are actually buried.

> but you're the man to find
> out the answer!

Lol. Thanks for the vote of confidence Eddie. I wish.

The first burials in the Valley of the Kings were more than 1000yrs after G1 was completed.

Images from inside the tombs of the VoK:










Compare to pyramids and their complexes. World's apart.

As an aside, what amazed me among other things about the VoK tombs I went into, Ramses IV was one, is how cavernous they were, including bends in the passages, yet covered in paintings from stem to stern including ceilings. Truly magnificent. The question is, as often the case in other sites in Egypt, is how did they see to do the work? Couldn't have been torches. Couldn't have been polished mirrors reflecting sunlight. Low-smoke lamps, but considering how many would be needed they would not be so low-smoke anymore and imagine painting several foot tall figures with a small oil lamp. Given the scope of the art the lighting must have been substantial, illuminating the room.

Myself:
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In lieu of electric light, I have previously suggested the use of Fresnel lenses:

[www.michiganlights.com]
[partsolutions.com]

More images of Fresnel lenses:<[www.google.com];

Fresnel lenses were also used in lanterns:


I've seen a few lighthouse Fresnel lenses in person and they are magnificent to behold. Mesmerizing. Regardless, up until the 20th century they were lit by oil lamps. Diffusers were used for smoke, but regardless one would want to use the most smokeless oil available. Point is, a Fresnel lens allows a smaller light source to be exponentially brighter and can be made of glass or polished metal. Though ingenious, the principle of prismatic refraction to amplify a light source would not be beyond ancient peoples who could have used simpler designs of basic materials to achieve the same effect which would also significantly reduce if not eliminate soot.



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If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 6260 Thanos5150 24-Jul-17 01:04
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 837 Eddie Larry 24-Jul-17 02:55
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 1037 Thanos5150 24-Jul-17 14:50
The Deir el-Bahri cache (DB320) 723 Eddie Larry 24-Jul-17 23:29
Re: The Deir el-Bahri cache (DB320) 536 Thanos5150 25-Jul-17 00:20
Re: The Deir el-Bahri cache (DB320) 488 Eddie Larry 25-Jul-17 01:03
Re: The Deir el-Bahri cache (DB320) 473 Thanos5150 25-Jul-17 01:30
Re: The Deir el-Bahri cache (DB320) 598 Eddie Larry 25-Jul-17 04:22
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 653 Hanslune 24-Jul-17 04:54
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 642 Thanos5150 24-Jul-17 05:32
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 537 MDaines 24-Jul-17 11:04
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 595 Thunderbird 24-Jul-17 15:14
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 477 Thanos5150 24-Jul-17 20:37
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 422 M. J. Thomas 24-Jul-17 21:48
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 545 Thunderbird 25-Jul-17 03:35
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 546 Martin Stower 24-Jul-17 20:39
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 637 Thanos5150 24-Jul-17 23:32
Gods do not need tombs 516 Juha 24-Jul-17 20:05
Re: Gods do not need tombs 492 Eddie Larry 24-Jul-17 21:45
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 427 Thanos5150 15-Feb-18 20:35
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 350 Martin Stower 16-Feb-18 12:01
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 307 Thanos5150 16-Feb-18 16:38
a brief summary 298 Warwick 16-Feb-18 22:20
Re: a brief summary 285 cladking 16-Feb-18 22:43
Re: a brief summary 314 Thanos5150 16-Feb-18 22:57
Re: a brief summary 324 Origyptian 17-Feb-18 05:24
Re: a brief summary 286 Thanos5150 17-Feb-18 17:12
Re: a brief summary 242 cladking 17-Feb-18 17:42
Re: a brief summary 223 Origyptian 17-Feb-18 17:46
Re: a brief summary 246 Thanos5150 17-Feb-18 18:34
Re: a brief summary 270 Warwick 17-Feb-18 23:52
Re: a brief summary 263 Origyptian 18-Feb-18 16:32
Re: a brief summary 250 Martin Stower 18-Feb-18 17:01
Re: a brief summary 275 Warwick 18-Feb-18 18:25
Re: a brief summary 261 M. J. Thomas 17-Feb-18 18:51
Re: a brief summary 295 Warwick 18-Feb-18 18:31
Re: a brief summary 291 M. J. Thomas 18-Feb-18 18:56
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 299 Poster Boy 17-Feb-18 07:05
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 269 Origyptian 17-Feb-18 15:19
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 264 Thanos5150 17-Feb-18 17:02
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 281 Mike D 17-Feb-18 12:22
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 292 Morten 17-Feb-18 18:09
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 240 Thanos5150 17-Feb-18 18:41
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 252 sfbey 17-Feb-18 19:19
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 248 Poster Boy 17-Feb-18 20:24
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 256 Morten 17-Feb-18 20:30
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 244 sfbey 17-Feb-18 20:31
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 227 Morten 17-Feb-18 20:36
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 239 sfbey 17-Feb-18 20:30
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 268 Morten 17-Feb-18 20:34
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 249 sfbey 17-Feb-18 20:39
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 249 Morten 17-Feb-18 20:43
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 256 Thanos5150 18-Feb-18 17:22
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 248 sfbey 18-Feb-18 17:41
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 249 Poster Boy 17-Feb-18 20:38
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 281 sfbey 17-Feb-18 20:43
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 259 Thanos5150 18-Feb-18 17:18
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 297 charly 18-Feb-18 10:09
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 255 Origyptian 18-Feb-18 14:00
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 235 cladking 18-Feb-18 14:03
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 537 Thanos5150 19-Feb-18 17:08
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 283 Morten 17-Feb-18 19:25
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 271 Warwick 17-Feb-18 23:59
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 286 Pirone 25-Feb-18 08:37
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 258 Thanos5150 25-Feb-18 17:37
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 283 SandyJesse 25-Feb-18 18:11
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 270 Thanos5150 25-Feb-18 18:20
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 326 SandyJesse 25-Feb-18 20:26
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 379 Pirone 02-Mar-18 19:18
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? ... Thank you 296 SallyA 27-Jun-18 23:24
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 230 Thanos5150 05-Jun-18 02:54
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 261 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-18 03:34
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 205 Warwick 06-Jun-18 16:19
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 231 cladking 06-Jun-18 17:47
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 228 Origyptian 07-Jun-18 03:03
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 217 cladking 07-Jun-18 14:11
Re: The Pyramid and the Journey 330 Thunderbird 07-Jun-18 16:00
Re: The Pyramid and the Journey 227 eyeofhorus33 07-Jun-18 19:16
Re: The Pyramid and the Journey 274 Thunderbird 07-Jun-18 22:00
Re: Awesome links, T Bird, thank you! N.M. 196 SallyA 27-Jun-18 22:58
Re: The Pyramid and the Journey 203 cladking 07-Jun-18 19:28
Re: The Pyramid and the Journey 201 SallyA 27-Jun-18 22:05
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 224 Thanos5150 07-Jun-18 02:16


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