Thursday, May 25, 2006

Queen's mummy arrives in Cairo

http://tinyurl.com/rnbwp (Egypt State Information Service)
This somewhat confusing and very brief item is featured today on the Egypt State Information Service: "The mummy of Queen Hatshepsut arrived at Cairo Airport yesterday. The mummy, which was brought from Luxor under the supervision of a committee from the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), was discovered in the Valley of Kings at Luxor. The queen's mummy will be transferred to the Egyptian Museum in down-town Cairo."
I've posted the item because it's there, but to be honest I really have no idea what to make of it, because as far as I know, the most recent news on the subject of the mummy of Hatshepsut was that she was found in the basement of the Cairo museum - also report on the State Information Service website at: http://tinyurl.com/kzv6p.

1 comment:

Jane said...

I understand that mummies were removed from Hatshepsut's tomb and Seti II tomb last week so this must be connected. I still would love to know on what basis these are being identified as anyone never mind Hatshepsut :(