Work at the enigmatic tomb concealing the hidden entrance to Giza’s lost cave-world has stepped up a gear as Dr Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, reveals that the mysterious location is being probed by a host of experts.
“We have experts in all fields working with us,” he revealed this week. “Archaeologists, geologists, engineers, and architects, to name a few.”
Dr Hawass is, however, being tight lipped on exactly why there is so much interest in the tomb, designated “NC2”.
“I will be posting information about our excavation at Giza on my web site,” he said, “and will be publishing the results of our work in due course.”
Work at the cave-tomb began quietly in August last year, and has continued ever since, with two new rock-cut shafts and stairways being uncovered to date. These have been found to lead into a maze of underground chambers and galleries never seen in modern times.
Friday, February 05, 2010
In the field: Exploration of Giza Cave-Tomb