Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Interview with Hawass (part 1)

Hawass is quoted talking about a number of excavations including Giza, Saqqara and particularly the Valley of the Golden Mummies in Bahariya Oasis. He tells the following story which took place when he was excavating in Bahariya: "I met three young men who told me they will show me tombs located under the homes of Bahariya residents. Skeptical in the beginning, I did not believe what I would discover under the house of a very old lady. Her bathroom took me to a shaft which led to a maze of corridors with ornately-decorated tombs. The problem was the sewage system, over a mile radius, seeping through the entire tomb site. The whole town is built on top of these burials."

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