sudan - the black pharaohs
The Cemetery of El Kurru. The royal cemetery of El Kurru is full of tumuli and mounds to excite archaeologists. What are of real interest are the wonderful paintings and colours of two tombs, that of Tanwetamani who died in around 635 BC and that of his mother Qalhata. The wall paintings are remarkably well preserved and is a real delight showing a variety of scenes, including the journey to the afterlife.
Murals from the tomb of Nebamun, British Museum, London.
Nebamun was an Egyptian "scribe and counter of grain" during the New Kingdom. His tomb in Thebes, the location of which is now lost, featured the famous Pond in a Garden false fresco painting. Nebamun's name is translated as "My Lord is Amun" and he is thought to have lived c. 1500 bc. The paintings were hacked from the tomb wall and purchased by a British collector who in turn sold them to the British Museum in 1821.