Gridlines in Action

Elena Pischikova, Katherine Blakeney, and Kenneth Griffin

The Tomb of Karakhamun contains numerous traces of original ancient gridlines. In the process of our reconstructions we became aware that the same unified grid system had been applied to both inscriptions and images throughout the tomb. In the videos below, our team members explain how this discovery aids us in our reconstructions, using the scene of Karakhamun being guided into the Netherworld by Anubis, accompanied by Maat and Apis as an example.

Parallel from the Tomb of Padiamenope (TT 33) Dümichen, J. Der Grabpalast des Patuamenap in der thebanischen Nekropolis.II. Leipzig: Hinrichs, 1885, pl. 22.

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