Verily you would think that the painter of these figures of the shades had only just quitted the hypogeum.
In two of the largest chambers in the hypogeum the roof and walls are still decorated with designs in red paint.
We shall call attention, however, to a hypogeum at Gizeh, which is numbered 81 in Lepsius's map of that tomb-field.
Here and there were separate monuments, and in the centre was the entrance to the hypogeum itself, or crypt.
That moment an old man, wearing a hooded mantle but with a bare head, issued from the hypogeum.
It is in this room that the remarkable nature of the work in the hypogeum is most apparent.