Photo of the Day 6 November 2008

Tomb Paintings, Bahariya Oasis, Egypt, 2001
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett
Paintings adorn the walls of the mortuary complex of Zed-Khons-uef-ankh, who ruled Bahariya during Egypt's 26th dynasty (664-525 B.C.), a time when the isolated oases of the Western Desert were strategically important buffers against Libyan invaders. Archaeologists had been looking for his tomb since finding those of his relatives in 1938.