Thursday, May 15, 2008

Repeat: Secrets of the Valley of the Kings

Over the last week or so I have received quite a large number of emails (with my thanks) bringing my attention to the above page. I originally posted a link to it on May 7th, but it seems that many people missed it, so here it is again. Hawass has updated his web presence "The Plateau" with details recent of investigations in the tomb of Seti I and the search for the tomb of Ramesses VIII. There are some excellent photographs on the page, and anyone who is familiar with Hawass and his writing style will recognize the autobiographical and anecdotal tone of the piece.


Anonymous said...

what is especially interesting is that Hawass appears to be warming up to Nicholas Reeves finding that was dubbed KV64 of which he talks elaborately on his Amarna Royal Tomb Project website. Prior to this, Hawass appeared to have completely discarded these findings and made it evident that he disliked the way Reeves made this public. Probably dislikes Reeves altogether if one knows the history behind the ARTP concession and Reeves subsequent acquittal of antiquity theft.

rymerster said...

Dr Hawass is giving a talk on his recent work on the Valley on August 16th at Indigo2 in London. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster under the heading "An Evening With Dr. Zahi Hawass"