Friday, February 10, 2006


Intact tomb found in Egypt’s Valley of Kings

`The first tomb to be discovered in the Valley of the Kings since King Tutís in 1922 contains five sarcophagi with mummies, breaking the nearly centurylong belief that thereís nothing more to find in the valley where some of Egyptís greatest pharaohs were buried.

The tombís spare appearance suggests it was not dug for a pharaoh, said U.S. archaeologist Kent Weeks, who was not involved in the University of Memphis teamís find but has seen photographs of the site. ďIt could be the tomb of a kingís wife or son, or of a priest or court official,Ē he told The Associated Press on Thursday.’

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