Monday, July 27, 2009

Looking for undiscovered treasures

Earth Times

Excavations in Egypt could reveal numerous valuable treasures, a German expert said on Wednesday, ahead of an Egyptology conference taking place in the German city of Muenster at the weekend. "In Egypt there is a lot more in the ground than people think," said Erhart Graefe, the director of the Egyptology Institute at the University of Muenster.

In recent weeks alone, excavations in the Valley of the Kings revealed new graves, Graefe told the German Press Agency dpa.

The Egyptologist ruled out new discoveries on the scale of Tutankhamun, but said the Mediterranean Sea could hold significant finds.

"In recent years there have been big underwater operations," Graefe said. "There's a lot more to be found," the researcher added, referring in part to the sunken royal city near Alexandria.

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