Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I hadn't spotted the press release from Egypt's State Information Service, released on 27th March.

An Egyptian archeological mission working in the Valley of the Kings under Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities Dr. Zahi Hawwas made on Thursday 26/3/2009 new discoveries, which can change the historical concept of the period between the 18th to 20th dynasties. In November, 2007, a new chapter in the history of the Valley of the Kings began when the first all-Egyptian team ever to work at the site began excavations under the direction of Dr. Zahi Hawwas. Hawwas announced that the team has recently made many important and exciting discoveries, "which are revolutionizing understanding of one of the most mysterious and fascinating places in Egypt. There are still a number of kings and other royals who were probably buried in the Valley of the Kings, but whose tombs have not yet been found. The resting places of Thutmose II, and the queens and princes of the 18th Dynasty are still unknown. Hawwas believes that there are still many treasures
left to be discovered in the valley.
As can be seen it lacks any concrete information but is claiming discoveries "which can change the historical context of the period between the 18th to 20th dynasties" and "which are revolutionizing understanding of one of the most mysterious and fascinating places in Egypt". They are quite some claims.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

in his blog, hawass said nothing more, the press release taken the same words

Anonymous said...

We are still waiting for the DNA analysis of the family of King Tut, still waiting, still waiting, any day now, any day now. More claims of great finds, any day now, any day now, Yawn...

The whole thing is a circus act..

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