Photo of the day – Tomb of Ti, Saqqara, Egypt


 

National Geographic

March 21, 2008

Tomb of Ti, Saqqara, Egypt, 1995

Photograph by Kenneth Garrett

A wall relief from the fifth-century Tomb of Ti in Saqqara, Egypt, depicts kneeling scribes counting grains of wheat, and, above them, bakers mixing vessels of dough. Hieroglyphs, or picture symbols, were probably developed to add detailed information, such as time, place, and identity, to existing pictorial representations.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, “Age of Pyramids: Egypt’s Old Kingdom,” January 1995, National Geographic magazine))

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~ by Stampfli & Turci on March 21, 2008.

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