Our time is almost up and our two hour visit inside these two ancient tombs has come to an end. Uncle Ali waits patiently outside the gate of the Tomb of the Nubian King Tantamani (Tawentamani) at el-Kurru, which was originally excavated beneath the pyramids that are now partially collapsed. This tomb is completely decorated with amazing images of the Pharaoh , of the gods and multi-color hieroglyphic inscriptions. It has been such an honor and a privilege to see these amazing ancient burial chambers with my own eyes and have the opportunity to document them in such a way. -Robbie Shone
Robbie Shone Bio:
A cave explorer and visual storyteller, Robbie is recognized as one of the most accomplished cave photographers in the world. He is based in the heart of the Alps in the scenic alpine town of Innsbruck, Austria. Whilst completing a BA in Fine Art and Photography, Sheffield, UK, Robbie pursued his love of the outdoors. He developed a strong interest in caving, and in particular the challenges that cave photography has to offer.
Over the past ten years, Robbie has lit up and captured stunning images of the naturally pitch black world beneath our feet. His work has featured in national and international publications including magazines National Geographic, National Geographic Science, GEO, Intelligent Life, Stern and View; and books Bear Grylls Great Outdoor Adventures, and Robin Hanbury-Tenison’s The Great Explorers.
Robbie has received several national and international awards, and is often an invited speaker, workshop lecturer or competition judge. Robbie’s exciting expedition photography has taken him to the remotest areas of China, Papua New Guinea, Borneo, Uzbekistan, Sudan, the Picos, the Alps and Crete. He has also worked closely with scouting groups in California, and documented scientists in Portugal, Switzerland and Austria.