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Seeking lost tombs in the Valley of the Kings


Posted on Sunday, 22 December, 2013 | Comment icon 5 comments

Several tombs lie undiscovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Nowic
A new radar survey is hoping to find the locations of several tombs that have yet to be discovered.
Below the shifting sands of Egypt's enigmatic Valley of the Kings lies a host of tombs thousands of years old, yet despite the best efforts of archaeologists there are still many that continue to elude discovery.

This may soon change however thanks to an extensive new survey involving the use of ground-penetrating radar, a technology that works by sending high frequency waves down in to the ground and then picking up any reflections.

Using these signals it is possible to build up a picture of what lies below the sand including, it is hoped, the tombs of several Pharaohs that are known to exist but which have remained undiscovered.

"The consensus is that there are probably several smaller tombs yet to be found. But there is still the possibility of finding a royal tomb," said project field director Afifi Ghonim. "The queens of the late Eighteenth Dynasty are missing, as are some pharaohs of the New Kingdom."

Source: News.com.au | Comments (5)

Tags: Egypt, Valley of Kings, Pharaoh


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by pallidin on 22 December, 2013, 18:34
If allowed by the Egyptian authorities, I think it's great! So much still unknown and yet to be discovered.
Comment icon #2 Posted by ancient astronaut on 22 December, 2013, 18:52
No telling what still lies below the sand.
Comment icon #3 Posted by DieChecker on 22 December, 2013, 20:14
When was the last time a tomb was found in the Valley of the Kings? This will be very exciting if they find anything.
Comment icon #4 Posted by ShadowSot on 22 December, 2013, 21:54
When was the last time a tomb was found in the Valley of the Kings? This will be very exciting if they find anything. Two were found in '08. A detailed sonar mapping probably will find a few more. Doubt there'll be anything to surpass the finding of Tut though.
Comment icon #5 Posted by cormac mac airt on 23 December, 2013, 2:17
Two were found in '08. A detailed sonar mapping probably will find a few more. Doubt there'll be anything to surpass the finding of Tut though. It would be interesting though if Egytologists came upon the tomb of Smenkhkare. cormac


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