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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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Important information

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.

About author

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.

Project members

Founder and curator

of the project

Andrey Plaksin


Andrey Plaksin
Olga Ermakova

Stella Zaytseva

Hieroglyphics reconstruction

Andrey Plaksin
a Ermakova

Stella Zaytseva

CG Artists

Andrey Plaksin
Alexey Panov
Artur Hodgayan
Alexandr Chekhutin


Alina Pushkareva
Dmitry Dobrynin
Kirill Gribov
Oleg Borisov

Tatiana Nikolaychuk

Olga Ermakova

Special thanks to

Anna Konkova-Nikitina
Canadian Museum of History

Dmitry Petrenko
Maxim Panov

Anastasia Petrova

National Geographic Museum
Tatiana Nikolaychuk
The Metropolitain Museum
Valery Senmuth

Photo credits

Artyom Gizun
Damiano Luzi
Museo Egizio
Nicky Van De Beek

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Richard Dick Sellicks

Assisted by

Albert Kostilyanchenko
Alexandr Davkaev
Artyom Nikhaev
Dmitry Zimovets

Irina Goryacheva
Ludmila Tishkina
Natalia Koroleva
Natalia Sycheva
Sergey Shirokhov
Svetlana Ovcharenko
Varvara Leksina
Viсtоr Sоlkin
Vladimir Yakimovich

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 Senmuth for the tracks "Путь Царицы в Царство Осириса" и "Meret". Thank you Wombat Noises for "The Legend Of Narmer".


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 ( Thanks to radio station Mayak, Margarita Mitrofanova and Aleksandr Pushnoy for amazing Live story about the tomb of Nefertari.

I call the reconstruction of a tomb with the arrangement of various funerary utensils with authentic lighting with lamps “artistic reconstruction.” In view of the fact that very few items of Nefertari’s funeral utensils have reached us, in this kind of visualization I am making an attempt to artistically recreate the time and state of the tomb when robbers in ancient times began to plunder it.

In “artistic reconstruction” I use similar objects from different eras from various tombs, also, I am extremely aware of some confusion and the unlikely reliability of the reconstruction when using such objects. Regarding the reconstruction of the doors in Nefertari's tomb, I used the “average” option, based on all those few examples of doors from various tombs.

Such an “artistic reconstruction” is intended to convey not so much a scientific reconstruction, but rather the “atmosphere” of an ancient Egyptian burial and visually convey it to you, my dear reader. This kind of visualization was inspired by photographs from Howard Carter's excavations of the tomb of King Tutankhamun (KV62, XVIII Dynasty), as well as photographs from Ernesto Schiaparelli's excavations of the tomb of the architect Ka and his wife Merit (TT8, XVIII Dynasty).

To represent this “artistic reconstruction”, I used various 3D models freely available on the sketchfab service. I would like to express my gratitude to all the authors of these 3D models, a list of which can be seen by clicking on the this link.

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