Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Tuesday, January 06, 2009

This is a very interesting lecture given by Dr Hawass in Monterey, California on 12th December 2008. In it he states:

  1. He believes Khufu burial chamber in the Great Pyramidhas not yet been found. He is continuing to investigate the shafts in the King's and Queen's Chambers and a tunnel beneath the Sphinx which may reach the Great Pyramid.
  2. He believes that the burial chamber of Seti I has not been found and may lie at the end of the tunnel in Tomb KV17
  3. Two areas are being excavated in the Valley of the Kings. One is a rectangle bounded at the bottom by KV7 and KV62 and heading up the cliffside, with a chink in to avoid KV8. The second area in in front of Tomb KV62 (Tutankhamun).
  4. A tomb is now being opened and he is 'expecting to open at least 2 tombs" in the Valley of the Kings this season. There is an indication that one of these corresponds to a radar anomaly found by ARTP
  5. He drops hints that (in addition I think) he is still hoping to find the tomb of Nefertiti in the area in front of Tutankhamun's tomb.

The 30 minute video is actually very entertaining and contains far more than these highlights. I thoroughly recommend watching it.



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