Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Hawass on Egyptian Projects for 2005 and 2006.
"Years 2005 and 2006 are very important for archaeology. We will find out what is behind the secret doors blocking the shaft inside the Pyramids. We will reveal what is hidden inside the tomb of Seti I, who we believe has his tomb kept intact within the chamber. We are going to do more CT scans on famous mummies like Nefertiti, Hatchepsut and others. Until now, we have unearthed only 30 percent of our monuments; 70 percent has yet to be excavated. Imagine this. Just before I left Cairo last week, the great temple of Ramses II was found under a house in Heliopolis, downtown which shows that continuously ancient Egypt is revealing itself for us to rewrite the history of a glorious past of our country and a world to whom ancient Egyptian history truly belongs". There's lot more about the Tutankhamun too, exhibition of course, but there is also a hint about a forthcoming touring exhibition focusing on Queens Cleopatra, Nefertiti, and Hatshepsut. See the article for more.

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