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Ancient Egyptian Tomb KV35
KV35 - ancient Egyptian tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
About this creation
KV35
The ancient Egyptian tomb dubbed KV35 was discovered by Victor Loret in March 1898. The tomb was built for Amenhotep II also sometimes known as Amenophis II, This turned out to be a very important tomb as it contained not just one, but an entire cache of royal mummies. There are 63 named tombs in the Valley of the Kings near ancient Thebes. KV62 is the most famous one because King Tutankhamun's nearly intact burial was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. Prior to that though, KV35 was considered to be one of the most important finds.

The LEGO Model
I had been stockpiling tan bricks for a new skyscraper project that is not yet ready to go so I decided to have some fun and create a few Egyptian themed MOCs. I decided to make a replica of the underground tomb KV35 which what I thought was an interesting layout. I have tried to make it as accurate as possible. I left the top open to make it similar to a LEGO playset that would have been cool to have when I was a kid. The following story of the discovery of KV35 is somewhat dramatized.

In March of 1898, adventurer Johnny Thunder (Sr.), leads Victor Loret and his crew of archeologists into the tomb for the first time.




My model of the entrance is somewhat conjectural since it has been modified and covered for modern tourists in the 20th century.




The well shaft may have an attempt to deter tomb robbers or to prevent the rare floodwaters from entering the burial chamber. It may have also served some symbolic purpose.




Some tombs were completely decorated with images any hieroglyphs while others were mostly undecorated. It probably depended on how long the pharaoh lived.



Meanwhile back at the sun-bathed entrance to the tomb...



Now things get interesting...



KV35 introduced a new style of burial chamber with to parts, an upper pillared hall and a sunken crypt area containing the royal sarcophagus.





KV35 was the first valley tomb discovered in modern history in which the pharaoh was still in his original place. Amenhotep II's bural had been disturbed in ancient times but he had been placed into his sarcophagus by the priests after words.





In two of the side rooms, Loret discovered a major cache of other royal mummies that had been placed their by ancient Egyptian priests after their tombs had been robbed. These mummies included Amenhotep III, Meryerte, Merenptah, Ramasess III, IV, V, and VI, Sethos II, Sethnakhte, Siptah, and Thutmosis IV





If you are wondering why Victor Loret did not include these events in his report about the excavation of KV35, just think about it, who would have believed him anyway!



Comments

 I like it 
  April 23, 2011
It's very cool, what i like most is the entrance. Can you check this out? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/265164
  April 20, 2011
Oh, and by the way,AWESOME comic at the end.
  April 20, 2011
a awesome creation.
 I like it 
  January 16, 2011
I love this build! One could even say I dig it, but I didn't, Johnny and his gang did...
Jim Garrett
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Frank Doran
  November 1, 2010
Really cool and detailed,not that crazy about the characters but like it overall.
 I like it 
  August 6, 2010
that was epic
 I like it 
  August 6, 2010
that was epic
 I like it 
  February 7, 2010
that was an epic joke at the end
 I made it 
  December 29, 2009
Quoting Anthony De Wynter You are an amazling talented builder mate? Are you an Architect? Or is it just a hobbie like most peeps on here?
Thanks for the comment. To answer your question, I am not an architect but I came close to majoring in architecture when I attended the University of Michigan. I chose engineering instead.
 I like it 
  December 28, 2009
You are an amazling talented builder mate? Are you an Architect? Or is it just a hobbie like most peeps on here?
 I made it 
  December 27, 2009
Quoting Dr. Alternative ... and you also mixed up the characters. You seem to have made Harry a bad guy, and Sam Sinister a good guy, and changed his name to Victor. and Slyboots also seem to have taken Sams name.
Just to clarify, I recently received a book about LEGO minifigures called "Standing Small" which does identify the fig with the black top hat as Lord Sam Sinister so I was right about that. The book also identifies the fig with the monocle as Baron Von Barron. I admit that he was probably intended by the LEGO company product designers to be a bad guy. On the other hand there is the idea of using imagination - thus he can be whoever I want him to be for the purposes of this MOC. In this case I wanted one of the figs to be Victor Loret who was the discoverer of the real tomb.
 I like it 
  December 18, 2009
WOW, COOL, SWELL, AUSOME, I LOVE IT!!!!! I WISH I HAD THAT ceck out my stuff, please, and i invited you to my group
 I like it 
  November 26, 2009
Very nice, I sure wish more people would build this kind of stuff.
 I like it 
  October 18, 2009
amazing, absalutly amazing.
  September 20, 2009
in this moc, there is 2 things i hate and a million things i love. let us begin with what i hate: OMFG! you used a fleshie! and you also mixed up the characters. You seem to have made Harry a bad guy, and Sam Sinister a good guy, and changed his name to Victor. and Slyboots also seem to have taken Sams name. and now for what i love: THA BUILD!
 I like it 
  September 1, 2009
Jim, You never cease to amaze me!!!
 I like it 
  August 31, 2009
Excellent work man.
 I made it 
  August 29, 2009
Quoting Joshua Benjamin Heh heh heh, great story, and awesome setup. I do have to ask however, if the entire thing is connected as one set, or is it multiple sets? Awesome job either way though =)
It consists of two modules that can be connected together to form the complete tomb. Its "L" shaped and measures about 2 x 4 feet. Thanks for the comments!
 I like it 
  August 29, 2009
Heh heh heh, great story, and awesome setup. I do have to ask however, if the entire thing is connected as one set, or is it multiple sets? Awesome job either way though =)
 I like it 
  August 29, 2009
This is absolutely amazing.
 
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