The Physics Of Egyptian Archaeology

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From the start of the Carter’s article, it is made known that clearing the objects from the antechamber is a delicate and difficult process. Each object needs to be handled carefully, or they can crumble. The process was slow and, and put significant amount of pressure on archaeologists. One wrong move, and evidence and knowledge from the past could be gone. Additionally, not all excavations are carried out properly, and because of this knowledge of Egyptian Archaeology is fifty percent less than what it should be. Carter mentions there were many things that could have gone wrong, one of these things being theft. Since everyone was excited about the tomb and because of the valuables, guards and security were needed to minimize the chance of theft. Furthermore, the condition of the objects careful treatment was of concern and, and also visitors.
The first step of the process is photography. For this, movable electric standard lighting was required to take pictures of the chamber before anything else. The photos were developed in an empty tomb used as a dark room. Next, they made a registering system with numbers so later they know where the object came from in the tomb. Then, Carter describes, it was important to find a seclude storage and private space for the objects once removed, which they found in the tomb of Seti II. This tomb was protected from the sun and open, although there were some space issues and distance problems from the scene. Moreover, Carter also notes…
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