preliminary season report reveals, they still achieved a great deal.
One of the achievements was the re-excavation of tomb KV40 about which almost nothing is known. Their partial clearance has revealed pottery from the 18th Dynasty. The shaft has been protected with an iron barrier, but it is good to see the tomb opening. The article has pictures before they cleared the shaft.
The left of the picture also shows a new feature whose purpose is presently unknown. It is suspected that it might be a funerary deposit of some sort.
They also analysed the burial chamber of KV59. Again almost nothing is known of this tomb and it seems nothing probably every will be as it is bereft of decoration and has been completely robbed. Only a few New Kingdom potsherds were found but these might even have been washed in as the tomb has been flooded at least three times. They say the tomb might never have been used for burial.
They also started work within the undecorated tomb KV29 which has also been flooded.
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