tell el amarna

Remains of a painted plaster pavement displaying a prisoner, from the ruins of a palace of Akhenaten. 

Egyptian Museum, Cairo

The pavement was discovered near Amarna in 1891 and it was decided that it be left in situ and a shelter was constructed over it. In 1910 some villagers of El-Hagg Qand îl (Tell el-Amarna) - apparently out of spite - broke in and destroyed most of it. The pieces were brought to the Egyptian Museum Cairo and the whole reconstructed from drawings made of it while it was still complete.

Hans Ollermann’s photo