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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? 6488 Thanos5150 24-Jul-17 01:04
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 861 Eddie Larry 24-Jul-17 02:55
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 1112 Thanos5150 24-Jul-17 14:50
The Deir el-Bahri cache (DB320) 766 Eddie Larry 24-Jul-17 23:29
Re: The Deir el-Bahri cache (DB320) 568 Thanos5150 25-Jul-17 00:20
Re: The Deir el-Bahri cache (DB320) 510 Eddie Larry 25-Jul-17 01:03
Re: The Deir el-Bahri cache (DB320) 505 Thanos5150 25-Jul-17 01:30
Re: The Deir el-Bahri cache (DB320) 636 Eddie Larry 25-Jul-17 04:22
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 681 Hanslune 24-Jul-17 04:54
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 695 Thanos5150 24-Jul-17 05:32
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 561 MDaines 24-Jul-17 11:04
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 620 Thunderbird 24-Jul-17 15:14
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 502 Thanos5150 24-Jul-17 20:37
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 444 M. J. Thomas 24-Jul-17 21:48
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 569 Thunderbird 25-Jul-17 03:35
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 581 Martin Stower 24-Jul-17 20:39
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 671 Thanos5150 24-Jul-17 23:32
Gods do not need tombs 555 Juha 24-Jul-17 20:05
Re: Gods do not need tombs 524 Eddie Larry 24-Jul-17 21:45
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 458 Thanos5150 15-Feb-18 20:35
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 381 Martin Stower 16-Feb-18 12:01
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 334 Thanos5150 16-Feb-18 16:38
a brief summary 319 Warwick 16-Feb-18 22:20
Re: a brief summary 314 cladking 16-Feb-18 22:43
Re: a brief summary 340 Thanos5150 16-Feb-18 22:57
Re: a brief summary 349 Origyptian 17-Feb-18 05:24
Re: a brief summary 329 Thanos5150 17-Feb-18 17:12
Re: a brief summary 265 cladking 17-Feb-18 17:42
Re: a brief summary 243 Origyptian 17-Feb-18 17:46
Re: a brief summary 267 Thanos5150 17-Feb-18 18:34
Re: a brief summary 293 Warwick 17-Feb-18 23:52
Re: a brief summary 282 Origyptian 18-Feb-18 16:32
Re: a brief summary 274 Martin Stower 18-Feb-18 17:01
Re: a brief summary 301 Warwick 18-Feb-18 18:25
Re: a brief summary 287 M. J. Thomas 17-Feb-18 18:51
Re: a brief summary 315 Warwick 18-Feb-18 18:31
Re: a brief summary 311 M. J. Thomas 18-Feb-18 18:56
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 322 PB Bytes 17-Feb-18 07:05
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 289 Origyptian 17-Feb-18 15:19
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 295 Thanos5150 17-Feb-18 17:02
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 303 Mike D 17-Feb-18 12:22
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 332 Morten 17-Feb-18 18:09
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 264 Thanos5150 17-Feb-18 18:41
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 274 sfbey 17-Feb-18 19:19
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 273 PB Bytes 17-Feb-18 20:24
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 279 Morten 17-Feb-18 20:30
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 266 sfbey 17-Feb-18 20:31
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 253 Morten 17-Feb-18 20:36
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 265 sfbey 17-Feb-18 20:30
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 294 Morten 17-Feb-18 20:34
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 270 sfbey 17-Feb-18 20:39
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 273 Morten 17-Feb-18 20:43
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 274 Thanos5150 18-Feb-18 17:22
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 271 sfbey 18-Feb-18 17:41
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 269 PB Bytes 17-Feb-18 20:38
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 302 sfbey 17-Feb-18 20:43
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 278 Thanos5150 18-Feb-18 17:18
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 326 charly 18-Feb-18 10:09
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 275 Origyptian 18-Feb-18 14:00
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 253 cladking 18-Feb-18 14:03
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 608 Thanos5150 19-Feb-18 17:08
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 311 Morten 17-Feb-18 19:25
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 303 Warwick 17-Feb-18 23:59
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 326 Pirone 25-Feb-18 08:37
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 284 Thanos5150 25-Feb-18 17:37
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 306 SandyJesse 25-Feb-18 18:11
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 294 Thanos5150 25-Feb-18 18:20
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 349 SandyJesse 25-Feb-18 20:26
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 406 Pirone 02-Mar-18 19:18
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? ... Thank you 322 SallyA 27-Jun-18 23:24
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 257 Thanos5150 05-Jun-18 02:54
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 282 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-18 03:34
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 223 Warwick 06-Jun-18 16:19
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 251 cladking 06-Jun-18 17:47
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 266 Origyptian 07-Jun-18 03:03
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 237 cladking 07-Jun-18 14:11
Re: The Pyramid and the Journey 357 Thunderbird 07-Jun-18 16:00
Re: The Pyramid and the Journey 253 eyeofhorus33 07-Jun-18 19:16
Re: The Pyramid and the Journey 295 Thunderbird 07-Jun-18 22:00
Re: Awesome links, T Bird, thank you! N.M. 215 SallyA 27-Jun-18 22:58
Re: The Pyramid and the Journey 222 cladking 07-Jun-18 19:28
Re: The Pyramid and the Journey 223 SallyA 27-Jun-18 22:05
Re: If Pyramids are not Tombs, then where are the Pharaohs? 244 Thanos5150 07-Jun-18 02:16


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