Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Friday, January 27, 2012

With thanks to the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities for spotting it, here is the first video on the latest find in the Valley of the Kings.  It is only short and is in German but shows that the sarcophagus, and when it is opened, the mummy, are in fine condition.

http://www.videoportal.sf.tv/video?id=d038af77-abd0-4b27-9bc3-9694887eb104

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

So under all that dust, the coffin lid seems to have been decorated: no sign of a mask on the body though. CJB

Stephanie said...

Interestingly towards the end of the video the egyptologist Bickel mentions that underneath all the rubble there is most likely another burial which is about 500 years older. I guess that would fit the 18th dynasty?
Annoyingly there is again no mention of the clues which lead them to this conclusion.

Anonymous said...

She had said that in the press release too. As I mentioned on another entry, there do seem to be bones in the rubble, presumably there is some easily dateable pottery for her to be so sure but we shall have to wait and see..... again! CJB

Anonymous said...

In the video the archeologists seem to be standing on the rubble containing the remains of the earlier burial. Hope they're not crushing amything!

Anonymous said...

Where has the rubble come from? Has it washed in from flooding over 400 years or been deliberately filed in? Daveh

Marianne Luban said...

As the 20th Dynasty saw civil war and feared raids from Lybians and others, the tomb-worker's village at Deir el Medina was abandoned during the reign of Ramesses XI. His tomb was the last of the royal tombs built in The Valley of the Kings. After that it was probably just convenient for the Thebans to inter their dead in earlier robbed tombs. Even in the day of Ramesses IX, a commission examined the the necropolis and found the tombs of the "great ones of the city" [non-royals] to have been ransacked, their coffins smashed and the mummies thrown to the ground. Probably in the case of Nehmes-Bast [the final /t/ in the name was silent] the coffin was just place over the debris of an earlier pillaged burial. At this time the coffins were highly decorated and the mummies very artfully wrapped but the deceased did not get much in the way of funerary goods. The Egyptians had by this time noticed that they only got stolen or destroyed.

Anonymous said...

I find it sad and disappointing that we have a video of the opening of the mummy case but no written report. Are they (Basel) waiting to publish a book? I just don't get it.

Kate Phizackerley said...

Given them a break! It takes time to produce a write up to academic standards. The team has produced very high quality reports every year of their work in the undecorated tombs. In fact I would say they are one of the better missions by far for the quality and timeliness of their write ups. The video is a bonus.

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