The discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun nearly a century ago was far from the end of archaeological revelations in Egypt’s famed royal cemetery. Aidan Dodson explores the treasures that have been unearthed since Howard Carter located King Tut’s golden coffin.
A day of triumph for Dr Hourig as she handed over the newly restored colossus to Egyptian authorities after restoration and site management. BTW the site management is excellent as the statues are surrounded by a landscaped area that discourages them from being climb over whilst allowing photos. There are also excellent story boards explaining the story of the restoration.
Those wonderful people at osirisnet have put the new tomb TT40 (part of the Deir el Medina ticket) on their site.
"Tomb TT 40 is one of very few private tombs
datable with certainty to the reign of Tutankhamun. The owner is called
Amenhotep, but prefers to be called the most familiar diminutive of Huy; he undertakes
the very important function of "King’s Son of Kush, Overseer of the
Southern Countries", in other words, he is Viceroy of Nubia. The tomb of
Huy is one of our major sources for understanding the functions of a Viceroy:
the scenes showing presentation of the tribute to the sovereign are exceptional
examples of such work and created the reputation of this monument. Another
interesting point is the mixture between ‘classic’ elements and others that
recall the Amarna period - which had just ended."
Pacific Lutheran University Valley of the Kings Project:
Welcome to the BLOG of the 2016 Field Season of the Pacific Lutheran University Valley of the Kings Project. The Project is addressing several tombs in Egypt's New Kingdom (c.1500 - 1000 B.C.) royal cemetery.
Apart from the typically large and colorfully decorated tombs of the pharaohs, there are a few dozen smaller tombs without decoration which have received very little attention since their discoveries in the 19th or early 20th centuries. In some cases, their locations have been lost. These tombs were virtually ignored until our project began in 1989 and we have since found them full of unanticipated surprises.
And guess who is the lucky place where they are stay Flats in Luxor! This is their second year with us