Valley of the Kings
A pit has been found by the Basel expedition in the Valley of the Kings near the tomb of Thutmose III. It contains a burial of the Third Intermediate Period which sounds to be in good shape. It is worth pointing out that this is not the first time that material of this date has been found in the VK, although it is not that common (see 'Aspects of the History of the Valley of the Kings in the Third Intermediate Period' by John H. Taylor in the After Tutankhamun volume edited by Nick Reeves).

I have just learned that back in October it was announced that the French Institute had been studying some Old Kingdom papyri possibly located by Lauer in the 1930s. Coming from the area around the pyramid of Unas and dating to the reign of Teti, they appear to deal with matters relating to the movement of stones etc for the pyramids. Sounds fascinating and I'd love to know more.

16/08/2013 05:28

The Valley of the Kings and the Saqqara are two must see places in Egypt. Anyone who has been to Egypt will surely be excited about the beauty of those places. The historical significance of the place is enormous.


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