Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Thursday, January 14, 2010

Firstly a warning to news followers that sploggers are repeating Ancient Egypt stories to provide text for their splogs. A splog is a spam blog - or fake blog which recycles true copy written by an author like me, without permission, to promote totally unrelated affiliate links. We legitimate authors hate the practice with a passion.

It's also a problem as what can look in search results like a new story isn't. That's how I found this CNN article from 2007 by Paul Sussman.

The article describes his work in KV56 between 1998 and 2002 as part of the Amarna Royal Tombs Project. During clearance they found items of jewellery from the reign of Seti II. Paul observes it's the only jewellery found in the Valley of the Kings since the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. Although the article is two years' old, if you haven't seen it before, it's worth reading.

The article is noteworthy because it mentions the "KV64" radar anomaly. The definitive coverage is on Nicholas Reeves' site and I've written about that in the past, but I always feel happier with two sources. As we know Dr Hawass insists this radar anomaly isn't a tomb. In 2007 Peter Sussman shared Reeves' view that it was a tomb. That interests me but somehow I've overlooked this article until now.

Peter is however more interested in the workmen's huts they were investigating and a painted limestone slab he found himself.

A thoroughly good read.


Kate said...

Sorry, I can't get links to work when posting by email although it claimed it would work. I'll tidy it up later.

Kate said...

PS Posting when I can't sleep also seems to have even more typos than usual :( I'll tidy those too

Geoff Carter said...

Splogs are a pain, it happens to all of us; they seldom copy pictures, and so the text does not make sense. Stolen content can get auto-translated which usually turns to rubbish.

I sometimes include a googlewhack to keep an eye on who is using my content.

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