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A detailed close up shot of a wooden coffin in the old Cairo Museum, now relocated to Giza. I liked the repetition of the intricate wood notches in the outer coffin of Queen Ahmose Meritamun. The exhibit was retrieved from her tomb (TT358) at Deir el-Bahari. She was the sister and wife of Pharoah Amenhotep I. (New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, 1550-1292 BC). It was common back then for pharaohs to marry their sisters and halfsisters. Also common were physical abnormalities like club foot and cleft palate. People didn't know about inbreeding back then. Shot through glass.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deir_el-Bahari

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amenhotep_I

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmose-Meritamun

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