Thursday, February 09, 2006

New tomb found in Egypt's Valley of the Kings

The first tomb to be discovered in the Valley of the Kings since King Tut's in 1922 contains five sarcophagi with mummies. The amazing thing is that after all these centuries there ws something new to find.

The tomb's appearance seems to suggest it was not dug for a pharaoh, said U.S. archaeologist Kent Weeks, who was not involved in the University of Memphis team's find but has seen photographs of the site. "It could be the tomb of a king's wife or son, or of a priest or court official," he told The Associated Press on Thursday.

So far, authorities haven't had a close enough look to know who is in the tomb. Workers have been clearing rubble to allow archaeologists to examine it.

Jerusalem Post |New tomb found in Egypt's Valley of the Kings


Anonymous said...

Very cool. When I was a young boy I wanted to be an Egyptologist.

Anonymous said...

This is SO exciting. I have been an Egyptophile for years. Such a find for Egypt AND the world.