About the project the tomb of Nefertari
Dear connoisseurs and experts of Ancient Egyptian art and culture. On June 2nd, 2015 during the lecture about the Valley of the Queens in Thebes I saw this work of art - the Queen Nefertari’s Tomb - a masterpiece in all respects. I immediately fell in love with this work of ancient architects and craftsmen.
Since then I started to collect data and information about the tomb and Queen Nefertari herself and now I’ve piled up about 4500 photos with an overall volume of 15.3 Gb in different-resolution (500-12000 px in wide picture side), including the rarest images from Adriano Luzi’s, the restorator, archives, and 1904-1920 chronicle images.
I’d like to highlight that it’s a non-commercial, creative and educational project. I appreciate your support of my site and project, your likes and shares, but my special thanks are for your interest in Ancient Egyptian art and culture.
All this time I'm working on the Nefertari’s tomb and collecting different materials. I'm posting everything on Facebook for you absolutely free. So I will continue doing it, but I need some technical stuff to improve the results of our work and make it the best quality and more interesting. So that’s why we appreciate your donations for this project.
Everybody who will donate to us, I will surely add to Maecenas list which will appear in the next video footages of the project ‘The tomb of Nefertari’. I’ll appreciate you if you share this information with people who are interested in the future of our project.
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The author would like to give a little disclaimer regarding this work. This is the first experience of reconstructing and translating Egyptian tomb texts. Some aspects, artistic and philological, are based on similar materials and a limited number of examples.
The author and other members of this project are fully aware that a number of problems might occur. All of this could be a subject to discussion; some of the points might be controversial, and some aspects – incomplete. However, we hope that this work will inspire others for further research, for it seems to us that such is the essence of every beginning.
April 22, 2019 Valley of the Queens, Egypt
(picture Tatiana Nikolaychuk)
My name is Andrey Plaksin. I was born on May 3rd in Frunze town (modern Bishkek) in Kyrgyzstan, it is a small and nice, not very rich country, that used to be part of the USSR the years ago. I graduated from Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University, Specialization Marketing, and advertising. Since June 2000 has started learning 3ds Max personally. It was 3d Studio MAX R3 release. Professional web-page SCIONIK.RU
Since June 2015, I have been working on this project. I am engaged in the study of the hieroglyphic Egyptian language and Egyptology in general for the exact scientific justification of the reconstruction. Collaborate with the National Geographic Museum in the temporary exhibition Queens of Egypt, USA. Periodically I conduct general education lectures and seminars on the history of the project, its reconstruction and the problems of preserving the architectural monument of world significance. I have been a member of ICOM since December 2019.
My personal profile on Facebook: Andy Plaksin
Project members 2020
Founder and curator
of the project
Artists and research
Special thanks to
2019 Founder and curator of the project Andrey Plaksin; Hieroglyphics reconstruction Olga Ermakova; Special thanks to Tatiana Nikolaychuk, Maxim Panov, Sergey Shirokhov, Dmitry Zimovets, Anna Konkova-Nikitina.
2018 Founder and curator of the project Andrey Plaksin; Artists and research Andrey Plaksin, Alexey Panov; Hieroglyphics reconstruction Olga Ermakova; Donators Dmitry Dobrynin, Kirill Gribov; Photo credits Alina Pushkareva, Ludmila Tishkina, Svetlana Ovcharenko, Artyom Gizun; Special thanks to Tatiana Nikolaychuk, Maxim Panov, Natalia Koroleva.
2017 Founder and curator of the project Andrey Plaksin; Artists and research Andrey Plaksin, Alexey Panov; Hieroglyphics reconstruction Olga Ermakova; Additional artist Natalia Sycheva; Donators Dmitry Dobrynin, Oleg Borisov, Alina Pushkareva; Photo credits Kairoinfo4u; Special thanks to Tatiana Nikolaychuk, Natalia Koroleva.
2016 Founder and curator of the project Andrey Plaksin; Artists and research Andrey Plaksin, Alexey Panov; Additional artists Alexandr Davkaev, Valery Senmuth; Photo credits Damiano Luzi, Nicky Van De Beek; Special thanks to Tatiana Nikolaychuk, Viсtоr Sоlкin.
2015 Founder and curator of the project Andrey Plaksin; Artist and research Andrey Plaksin; Additional artists Valery Senmuth, Albert Kostilyanchenko; Special thanks to Tatiana Nikolaychuk.
My special gratitude
I highly appreciate the assistance in archive formation from Damiano Luzi, Nicky Van De Beek, Alina Pushkareva, Ludmila Tishkina Svetlana Ovcharenko, Kairoinfo4u, Artiom Gizun. Besides the e-archive, I’ve collected a theme library of 19 volumes almost in all European languages.
But the most important thing is that a lot of people took part in the Project during this time, mainly helping with the photo archive. Due to my sponsors and supporters, Queen Nefertari’s Tomb archive grows and now I have unique historical snapshots. Dmitry Dobrynin, Oleg Borisov, Alina Pushkareva and Kirill Gribov.
A lot of thanks to Alex Panov, Olga Ermakova, Tatiana Nikolaychuk, Maksim Panov, Dmitry Zimovets, Natalia Sycheva, Valery Androsov, Alexander Davkaev, Albert Kostilyachenko, Sergey Shirokhov, Simon Che de Boer, Natalia Koroleva, Anna Konkova and Artyom Nikhaev.
And special thanks to great composers: Ramin Djawadi for the track “The Maze” (TV series “Westworld”, HBO); Ubisoft for the OST Assassins Creed Origins DLC2; Derek Fiechter for the track "Pharaoh Ramses II"; Valery Androsov for the track "Путь Царицы в Царство Осириса". Thanks to radio station Mayak, Margarita Mitrofanova and Alexandr Pushnoy for the Live conversation about the project.
I’d also like to thank Russia Today, Regnum, Trud and Moskovskiy Komsomolets for media support of the Project. Especial thanks to Mo'men Mokhtar (youm7.com). Thanks to radio station Mayak, Margarita Mitrofanova and Aleksandr Pushnoy for amazing Live story about the tomb of Nefertari.