Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Sunday, January 16, 2011

Well Dr Zahi Hawass thinks so.

If you are interested in some of the other archaeological discoveries in 2010, take a look at this Wikipedia list, which I don't think is complete.  Even on that list though, personally I'd say the most important, published find in Egypt was made by the Yale team from America - finding a new city is pretty much hard to beat.  Some of the non-European finds also seem more important that the tunnel in KV17.  Had something been found at the end of the tunnel, then yes, maybe, but the excavations just found more tunnel and not a secret tomb chamber - the tunnel was already known.  It was hard work I am sure, but I cannot honestly see it as the archaeological discovery of the year.

What is perhaps more important is confirmation that a search is to be made in KV7 during 2011 to see whether Ramses II constructed a tunnel at the back of his tomb, like that found in KV17 (Seti I).

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