Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Saturday, February 28, 2009

I thought it would be interesting (and helpful to me when I write posts) to run a poll on whether readers think Dr Hawass has indeed found a new tomb in the Valley of the Kings. You'll find the poll at the bottom of the blue sidebar.

Polling is anonymous so don't worry. Nobody will know how you have voted. Once you have voted you'll be able to see the split of the votes.

If you would like to comment you can add a comment to this post.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

No tomb has been found yet. Anonymous

Anonymous said...

Note that on the Hawass site,the erroneous reference to scans done by Kent Weeks has been corrected to read scans done by N. Reeves.
I agree, no new tomb has as yet been found. Although two new tombs were foolishly announced at the start of a dig, nothing has been found.
We will all have to wait until the
finds from the scans done by the Dash Foundation have been acted upon. H. Poirot

Geoff Carter said...

Pass . . .

mary.crowther3@googlemail.com said...

i would love to think that he has found another tomb, i find it all so very exiting, i remember following the finding of k.v 63, i loved every second of it. dr.hawass is my hero, and i dont care if orther people dont like him, to me hes a hero. mary.xx

styler78 said...

Fingers crossed, but we need a bit more to go on, which we may have more chance of getting from websites such as this rather than the "official" announcements. Come on Hawass- regular updates please....

rymerster said...

We know he's found something - Hawass mentioned potential KV64 and KV65 in London, as well as the name of a queen (he did not say who but she is 18th Dynasty). Have there been any film crews or photographers down there? I think Hawass wants this to be his crowning achievement and he clearly means business hence the large works taking place. The timing is crucial - isn't he due for retirement soon? Good luck to him but I wish he would share more facts and stop the hints they are such a tease!

Kate Phizackerley said...

I'd missed that the unknown queen was 18th Dynasty. That's very interesting. I'm currently researching 18th Dynasty Queens and writing them up as Squidoo lenses. I'm 80% there with Ankhesenamun and have just started work on Meritaten. I'm struck by how little we know.

A lot of assumptions about lineage and heritaged are based on the presumption that many pharaohs only had one queen. If a new queen is discovered that could change our understanding of the dynasty quite substantially - particularly if illustrations in the tomb show relationships or her mummy could be tested for DNA.

Yes, I think my wish list would be 1) Isisnofret then 2) Unknown 18th Dynasty Queen - but the two are pretty close. And I do mean that in preference to Ramesses VIII!

Anonymous said...

If one were serious about finding ancient tombs, read John Romer's "Ancient Lives" chapter Kings and Wadis. It is abundantly apparant more tombs of late period priest kings lie in the southern valleys, from the evidence of paths, settlements, stone graffiti and chipping dumps. Probably a high cliff side site. If I were searching I would us a trained dog that could sniff out dried cedarwood, natron, incenses and linens. John Romer wanted to dig in the wadi Gharbi for the tomb of Herihor. Too bad he did not have the resources.

Dennis said...

Strictly speaking the answer to your pole is 'No'. (Skeptics do not believe that happy hopes bring happy events.) He MAY have found an entrance area or steps but that is not a tomb. Could be the steps to the Loo. I do not know the real purpose of Zahi's big clearing project. Most of the 'workmans huts' you see in the photos were uncovered 100 years ago by Carter for one. Reeves showed some of these on his web page before they were uncovered again. Reeves also plotted the path of the power cables on his map showing his 7 'features'. If Dr. Hawass was trying to disprove DR. Reeves one would think he would have opened up the area marked 'feture 5'. Enough rambling for today.

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