Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Sunday, September 27, 2009

I found this post - then lost it again - before I got to check it out.  So five days late here is a link to a photo of Dr Hawass with the 'mummy' from KV55. Everybody interested in the Valley of the Kings would like to know more about the occupant of KV55. Even a definitive statement on the individual's gender would be a good start.

The photo though is a great disapppointment. It's a really nice frontal photograph of Dr Hawass - just a shame that all you can see of the 'mummy' is small part of the skull. (It's not really a mummy either in the convential sense as I believe only the skeleton remains.) Theories as to its identity include Akhenaten, Smenkhare and Kiya. Strangely Nefertiti is rarely metioned as a possibility. Since both gender and age at time of death have been variously reported, it's hard to rule anybody out.

Sadly I suspect myself that it is Smenkhare. I say sadly because that means that Smenkhare's tomb doesn't remain to be found. Amenhotep I is where my big interest lies ...



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