Photographer's Note

Spread over a vast area, these impressive underground tombs date back to the 4th century BC. They were carved out of solid rock with some being decorated with Doric pillars.The tombs were made to be luxury homes for the dead. High officials rather than Kings were buried here, but the magnificence of the tombs gave the locality its name.

So have the tombs given immortality? These tombs disappeared from all maps and living knowledge for what could have been forever, then they were discovered (and there are more to be uncovered). Over 2000 years later and people are still visiting, but we don't know there names or relations. The tombs have become significant and who they were for is a detail lost (forever?) in history.

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Additional Photos by Dan Bachmann (danbachmann) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 274 W: 31 N: 400] (1746)
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