King Tut – Sandro Vannini has been photographing the Valley of Kings in Egypt for over two decades. He used breakthroughs in technology to capture this ancient civilization in remarkable detail.
This image shows the decoration of a large funerary scarab made from green semiprecious stone.
King Tut – Vannini's photographs are featured in a new book, ""King Tut: The Journey Through the Underworld," that has been published to celebrate the centenary of Carter's first excavation in the Valley of Kings.
King Tut – This is a miniature version of royal coffins containing the embalmed and wrapped viscera of the king.
King Tut – "To tell more the soul of the object than just the object itself," Vannini said. This image shows the tomb of Nefertari-Nefertari and the jackal-headed Anubis.
King Tut – This photograph captures a statue depicting the young king in the nemes headdress.
King Tut – This statue, one of the colossal statues that originally stood in front of the pillared hall of the Temple of the Aten at Karnak, presents the king wearing the royal nemes-headdress with a uraeus at the forehead.
King Tut – This lamp takes the form of a tall lotus-shaped globet attached to a stand.
King Tut – This is a servant statue. He has wide eyes that make him seem alive.
King Tut – This boat is occupied by a shrine and a servant holding a lotus.
King Tut – The tomb of Ramesses: Kephri and Osiris sitting on their throne.