Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Sunday, April 05, 2009

I've been doing a bit of digging on Google and it seems that Hawass believes the tomb underneath the Rest House is the tomb of Nefertiti and during his recent lecture in Dallas confidently announced that "I tell you, in one year’s time, I will discover the tomb of Queen Nefertiti.” He also joked that, “Today, on the telephone, I ordered that office demolished."

I'm now pretty convinced that he hasn't yet located the tomb of Nefertiti but merely has an anomaly below the Rest House which he hopes is her tomb.

4 comments:

mary crowther said...

hello kate, wouldent it be wonderfull if it was her tomb? and we would live to see it uncoverd?, we can but dream, love mary.xx

Anonymous said...

OMG, Zahi is going ballistic! I am speechless.

rymerster said...

It makes absolute sense to check under and behind the resthouse, if only to be sure that nothing of value (inscriptions, evidence) is being damaged or was missed. It would be delicious if something were where novellist Robin Cook in the novel and movie "Sphinx" had the "real" burial chamber of Seti I. The fact that Zahi is investigating the resthouse AND the mysterious passage in Seti's tomb is pretty incredible. I saw the film when I was a kid and it was one of the things that led to me being fascinated by the valley. I now imagine the central valley and sacred tree to have had a standing guard that remained except maybe during the Amarna interlude.

Scrabcake said...

:P Zahi seems to get excited easily. But I hope that he's right. Actually, any of the royal women from that period would be bueno.

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