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In the Tomb of Kings
04-OCT-2012 Steve Morris

In the Tomb of Kings

Paphos, Cyprus

The underground tombs, many of which date back to the 3rd century BC, are carved out of solid rock, and are thought to have been the burial sites of aristocrats and high officials up to the third century.
The burial niches were looted of all artifacts long ago, but a powerful sense of stillness and mystery remains.
Some tombs are reached via stairs that lead into sunken rectangular courts surrounded by Doric columns carved from the rock. Originally the tombs were covered with stucco and the walls were decorated with frescoes.

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shatterbug19-Oct-2012 06:56
Clever framing and great light!
Simon Chandler18-Oct-2012 15:08
Excellent composition for the theme. v
Marcia Colelli18-Oct-2012 14:34
Wonderful light and use of framing V
Fong Lam17-Oct-2012 03:58
Splendid light and well framed composition showing superb details on those walls...V
marie-jose wolff16-Oct-2012 20:41
very impressive and a good sense of scale! V
Colin Storey16-Oct-2012 20:31
Perfectly timed image for that fantastic light. v
Blandine Mangin16-Oct-2012 17:20
beautiful compo ! v
Walter O. Koenig16-Oct-2012 14:59
Great perspective in this well composed image. Very nice lighting too and I like the textures of the stone work. "V"
hugo poon16-Oct-2012 14:18
What lovely framing and play of light! Classic!
globalgadabout16-Oct-2012 14:18
graphically strong...this place looks that mini solar flare..
peterjay4516-Oct-2012 12:49
Outstanding exposure and composition, Steve.
I agree that your inclusion of the people works well.
Jim Coffman16-Oct-2012 12:48
If only these walls could talk! Very nice capture..
an nguyen16-Oct-2012 12:39
The added people to monument like this is brilliant and make the scene alive .
Tom LeRoy16-Oct-2012 10:30
Nice light and a superbly framed view into the tombs! Excellent shot!V!
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