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date: 04 June 2020

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The recording of texts and scenes is the basis of their study in all monuments. This article focuses on how practical issues of working in tombs and temples determine the choice of epigraphic system and how new technologies help to solve problems in epigraphy, such as copying decoration on columns and atop high walls. This study also presents the problems and, accordingly, the recording methods chosen during epigraphic work in the tombs of Amennakht, Nebenmaat, and Khameteri (TT 218, TT 219, and TT 220) in Deir el-Medina and the complex of Sokar and Nefertem in the temple of Seti I in Abydos. According to this working experience in both monuments, the epigrapher could have the best results when taking into consideration the specific work circumstances of each site; the impact of new technology, whether choosing classic or new tools to record texts and figures; and, if applicable, how epigraphic techniques can be combined.

Keywords: Deir el-Medina, Amennakht TT 218, Nebenmaat TT 219, Khameteri TT 220, Seti I, Abydos, Sokar, Nefertem, high wall, column

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