Tag Archive | Valley of the Kings

NEWS: King Tut’s Wife May Be Buried in Newly Discovered Tomb

NEWS: King Tut’s Wife May Be Buried in Newly Discovered Tomb

“Famed archaeologist Zahi Hawass and his team say they’ve found evidence of a tomb that could belong to King Tut’s wife.   The archaeologists eventually plan to excavate the new tomb, which is located near the tomb of the pharaoh Ay (1327-1323 B.C.) in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, Hawass told Live Science. “We are […]

NEWS: No more surveys on Tutankhamun’s tomb until project discussed 8 May

NEWS: No more surveys on Tutankhamun’s tomb until project discussed 8 May

“Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany did not stop a radar survey on King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber, as rumoured, but rather postponed all works inside the tomb until a scientific discussion is held 8 May. Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany did not stop radar surveys on King Tutankhamun’s tomb upon the request of former minister […]

Tuesday Tomb – KV46

Tuesday Tomb – KV46

 This week we are paying a visit to KV46, the tomb of Yuya and Tjuyu who were the parents of Amenhotep III’s principal wife, Queen Tiye. KV46 is a very rare example of a non-royal tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Although the tomb does not boast beautiful wall decorations, the treasures it held […]

NEWS: New excavations in the Valley of the Kings

NEWS: New excavations in the Valley of the Kings

 “Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty told Luxor Times today that an Egyptian mission will start excavation in the valley of the Kings on the 1st of August. This will be the second time in history for an Egyptian mission to excavate in the Pharaohs’ burial place for over 500 years. The first mission was led by […]

Tuesday Tomb – KV2

Tuesday Tomb – KV2

  KV2 is the tomb of the Twentieth Dynasty pharaoh, Ramesses IV, situated in the Valley of the Kings. Although the tomb design was changed after the king’s death, an ancient papyrus plan of the original design on was found and now resides in the Turin Egyptian Museum. The tomb was visited many times in […]

NEWS: Almost 60 royal mummies discovered in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings

NEWS: Almost 60 royal mummies discovered in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings

A huge tomb discovered in the West Bank of the Nile Valley of the Kings in Luxor is seen in this undated Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities handout photo received April 28, 2014 (Source: Ahram Online). “A cache of royal mummies has been unearthed inside a rock-hewn tomb in the Valley of the Kings on […]