Friday, March 24, 2006

ARTP website updated

The latest installment in the ARTP's work in the area of KV63 from 1998 to 2002. The fifth installment takes up from the team's conclusion that there might be undiscovered layers in the Theban necropolis (see end of installment 4): "For ARTP’s 2000 season the decision was taken to test this hypothesis by means of radar. The equipment employed was a custom-built 400 MHz system designed by our Japanese radar specialist, Hirokatsu Watanabe (Terra Information Co Ltd, Yokohama). A difficult technology to use because of the multiple reflections which tend to be generated, radar proved surprisingly accurate in the dry Valley terrain once calibrated to the site and its output correctly analysed." See the full account on the above page. The account is accompanied by a photo of ARTP's 2000 radar survey in progress immediately above KV63, together with radar sections showing the tomb shaft.

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