Tomb of Nefertari (1986-1992)
 
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A close-up view of a painted bas-relief profile of Queen Nefertari in 1992 following final conservation treatment. It is located on the west wall of Chamber G of her tomb. Photo: Guillermo Aldana.

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A view of the Valley of the Queens in 1986, where the tomb of Nefertari is located. Photo: Guillermo Aldana.

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A detailed view of Pillar II in Chamber K (the burial chamber) before final treatment. Here the goddess Isis offers the ankh, the symbol of life, to Nefertari. Visible in the center are small strips of Japanese mulberry bark paper, applied to a crack during emergency treatment. Photo: Guillermo Aldana.

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Wall of the stairs leading down to the burial chamber. Japanese paper strips applied during the emergency treatment phase can be seen on the figure of Anubis, the jackal-headed god of embalming. Photo: Guillermo Aldana.

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The south wall of Chamber G before final treatment. Repairs from previous interventions—and the resulting chromatic alterations—can be seen. The scene depicts the seven sacred cows and a bull with the steering oars of the sky. Photo: Guillermo Aldana.

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Conservators Adriano Luzi and Hussein Mohamed-Ali at work on the final treatment of the west wall of Chamber K. Photo: Guillermo Aldana.

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Close-up view of conservator Stephen Rickerby using a brush to apply solvent to gauze facing from a previous intervention in order to solubilize it for removal. Gauze facing had already been removed from one section and the fragile area has been temporarily consolidated with strips of Japanese paper. Photo: Guillermo Aldana.

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Close-up view of conservator Lorenza D'Alessandro using a scalpel to insert new plaster fill in a lacuna on the image of the god Osiris. Photo: Guillermo Aldana.

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Conservator Paolo Pastorello in Chamber K consolidates lifted plaster by injecting adhesive fill into the lacuna. The adhesive is inserted with a syringe. Photo: Guillermo Aldana.

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Close-up view of a gold fragment from a bracelet, found in Chamber O during dust removal in preparation for conservation treatment. Photo: Guillermo Aldana.

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Detail of hieroglyphics on the west wall of Chamber K after final treatment. Edge (outline) repairs from previous interventions were removed and new plaster fills are in place. Much small-scale work has been done on small lacunae and cracks. Photo: Guillermo Aldana.

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East side of the north wall in Chamber K (the burial chamber) after final treatment. The wall painting depicts the gods Anubis, Hathor, and Osiris. Photo: Guillermo Aldana.

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South side of the east wall of Chamber G after final treatment. Queen Nefertari stands before a pile of offerings heaped up before the god Atum (not seen). Photo: Guillermo Aldana.