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Ghosts and Mummy's

To the Right of this image is a Mummy of a woman, from Thebes, 1070-945 B.C, and yep this is inside the Vatican. The Egyptian Museum in the Vatican, inaugurated by Pope Gregory XVI, contains objects and works of art that came from monuments and ancient collections located mainly in the area of Rome and its environment (Villa Adriana). You can find basalt statues of the priests of the seventeenth Dynasty and the big fragment of the seated statue of Ramsee II, the Pharaoh who persecuted the Hebrews. 

The mummies in their sarcophagus are the real attacation of this Museum, especially that of a princess of the 21st Dynasty, whose hair is covered in Red Henne. I have tried to show a thumbnail of the full mummy beneath but it does not show on my browser. I hope you can see it :) Otherwise try HERE

 

The reason I love this photo is the intense gaze of my subject in the reflection. Have a great weekend!

Vatican City 2010

Ghosts and Mummy's

To the Right of this image is a Mummy of a woman, from Thebes, 1070-945 B.C, and yep this is inside the Vatican. The Egyptian Museum in the Vatican, inaugurated by Pope Gregory XVI, contains objects and works of art that came from monuments and ancient collections located mainly in the area of Rome and its environment (Villa Adriana). You can find basalt statues of the priests of the seventeenth Dynasty and the big fragment of the seated statue of Ramsee II, the Pharaoh who persecuted the Hebrews. 

The mummies in their sarcophagus are the real attacation of this Museum, especially that of a princess of the 21st Dynasty, whose hair is covered in Red Henne. I have tried to show a thumbnail of the full mummy beneath but it does not show on my browser. I hope you can see it :) Otherwise try HERE

 

The reason I love this photo is the intense gaze of my subject in the reflection. Have a great weekend!

Vatican City 2010

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Sep 2010, 00:29
Well, I like this picture too, SAVO, not so much for the gaze, but for the movement...slightly incongruous in the display of dead people.
SAVO: The mummies are awake Ray lol.
Cheers. Still trying to get my thumbnail to show!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Sep 2010, 05:52
Continuing Ray's thought, life is so fleeting...while we are alive! So "eternal" while we are dead? There's so much to see in this image, SAVO. I keep coming back to that hat....on THAT woman. smile

Your thumbnail is still not showing but it works well at the link.
SAVO: Lol. 'That hat', I plan to make famous wink
That woman...well I'll tell that story another day smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Sep 2010, 06:16
SAVO, that last comment was from me, not Astrid. She was using my laptop and I forgot to change it back. sad
SAVO: Lol. I almost knew it was you as I could feel the cheeky reference to ''that woman'' wink
I am trying to fix the thumbnail!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Sep 2010, 06:55
It's incredible these things still survive SAVO - but what a fate!
SAVO: It surprises me as well Chris smile
I almost think it's a fake ?
if it's a real ghost, it's scary to be with you! lol!
nice B&W picture!
SAVO: Its definitely not fake jojo. lol
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 10 Sep 2010, 07:10
I know the mummies dont care but l always find it slightly disturbing that we are so happy to disturb there rest and put them on display...Mind you I will probably line up to see this anyway
SAVO: I think you should Tony. Its quite fascinating. I don't understand the culture of mummification but i guess some people do smile
This is such an interesting image (and the text is informative, too). So much to see in there. I think the expression on that young lady`s face is one of sympathy for this mummies fate....on public display forever.
SAVO: Thats a very fair observation I guess..I just thought she looked scared smile
I did not know about this museum SAVO. I certainly should have visited it when I was in Rome.
SAVO: Its in the Vatican Chad. Very fascinating place smile
She really grabs one's attention. I have mixed feelings about displaying this sort of thing
SAVO: I am with you on that Bill
Very nice! I love the movement in the photo, and the reflections of course. There is something to be seen everywhere in this shot!
SAVO: Thank you Marion. Very kind smile
Espectacular foto y perfecto procesado, me egusta mucho Savo!!

Buen trabajo como siempre!!

Saludos!!
SAVO: Es usted muy amable. Mucho gracias Mª Angeles
This ghost was a fast one and didn't want to be recognized.
Great moody shot Savo!
SAVO: I tried to catch it but I didn't do a good job. Cheers Richard
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Sep 2010, 18:40
I like the action in this but the look on the young girl's face (and her reflection). For this to have survived all those centuries is remarkable.
SAVO: They do well to preserve them so long
The ghostly movement is suiting this picture with the mummy's, quite eerie, reflection girl is deep in thought smile
SAVO: Thanks a lot Linda. I thought the girl looked scared smile
I love the reflection, and the soft light of this black and white. A+ VAL smile
SAVO: Thank you very much Hermione smile
  • Scotia
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Sep 2010, 23:41
I see what you ean about the gaze well captured.
SAVO: Thanks a lot Scotia
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 12 Sep 2010, 17:11
Really interesting image. Love the reflections..the sense of movement - and mostly the story about the Mummy.
SAVO: Thanks for dropping by Marcie. I am glad you like the image smile
It's an interresting museum ! And I like very much the picture, very creative, modern !
SAVO: Thank you a lot Zeb

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