It seems like I have written that before. But Zahi Hawass has just told the Discovery Channel that there are suggestions that tomb KV64 could be the tomb of Queen Ankhesenamun. This is what he has to say:
Called KV64, as it will be the 64th tomb discovered, the tomb is likely to be a Queen’s burial.And ...
“We found some indication that this tomb could be for Ankhesenamun, the Queen of Tutankhamun,” Hawass said.
“I hope this will be an intact tomb for Queen Ankhesenamun,” Hawass said.
The casual references suggest that a tomb has been found but not explored - I am worried that could indicate a tomb in poor condition, although we could hope that like KV62 the authorities had filled the entrance passageway with limestome chips which would make entry slow if modern archaeological standards were followed. We will have to wait and see. There aren't many more details in the interview. My guess is that lectures like the one at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester might flesh out some of the details. At present, there isn't even confirmation whether the "find" is in the main Valley of the Kings or in the Western Valley.
I'll say this though: if tomb KV64 did turn out to be the intact tomb of Ankhesenamun, then I'd be *very* happy with the domain I registered for News from the Valley of the Kings! It would also be very interesting when combined with the DNA studies if the body of any of Nefertiti's daughters was found. It could add to the evidence that the KV55 mummy is not Ankhenaten. I keep promising to write up the DNA findings in detail ... something I must get around to in the next few weeks.
The other really interesting part of the interview is that Hawass mentions he has a team excavating a previoulsy unknown pyramid in Dashur, which has been buried beneath the sands. The indication is that the pyramid dates to the 13th Dynasty and Hawass believes it is the tomb of a king from that dynasty.
PS Jane Akshar has indicated a very busy winter season of excavations is underway in Luxor!
PPS Fox News now has the story too, but they just refer to Discovery as a source and haven't spoken to Hawass themselves.