Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Friday, February 06, 2009

David Hay has posted a stunning set of photographs of the ongoing excavations in the Valley of the Kings - and I know he has still more. There are far too many to post individually here, but I'll post some up here over the weekend where I have comments.

For those of you who would like so to see them all, the best way is to watch them as a slideshow.

The one I have chosen to start with shows the location of the central excavations in relation to tomb KV63 - that's the ladder going down in the background. I have chosen that because very few pictures of KV63 have been posted, it isn't on the Theban Mapping Project maps yet, so it can be hard to understand where it is. It also shows us to fix the location of the square feature by the huts (now seen to be too shallow to be called a shaft) much more accurately. It is now obvious that this is much closer to KV63 than Feature 5 (aka "KV64" as designated by Nicholas Reeves). I'll post more on that as well.


Anonymous said...

Wow, what fantastic photographs! I zoomed in on the 'cave' wall and there seem to be some markings on the wall. I think I can also see a entrance type shape at the back with a curtain behind it. I don't have the proper software to enhance it.

Kate Phizackerley said...

Which pictue do you think it is best to investigate to see this?

Anonymous said...

Picture no. 912 seems to be the clearest.

Kate Phizackerley said...

I've played around with that photo several times. There seems to be a graffito on the wall at the top of the wall, visible just inside the top right corner of the mouth in the photo. I can't make out any entrance or curtain though. Sorry.


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