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KV-63 : A new tomb discovered next to King Tut's
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was this week in the VoK and I see people working at the KV63... and in some more places of the Valley...

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's hope they keep us up to date with what's going on!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some new pictures ...

http://www.***/2009/01/fantastic-photos-of-excavations.html

http://www.jhu.edu/egypttoday/pages/011609.html

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dig update KV 63

Otto's Dig Diary

21 JANUARY 2009
Servus All!

This has already proved to be a most enjoyable and productive season.

We have been busy opening jars, taking delivery of new bookcases for storage, chemicals for the conservators and making an inventory of some of our many locker boxes.

The newly opened storage jars continue to bequeath some surprising objects! A report on some of our findings and images will be forthcoming soon.

In addition to having Inspector Ezzat assigned to the mission, we also have a second Inspector, Abd El Nasser Mohamed Ahmed Saad. Conservator, Amany Email Nashed, also has some new help, Restorer Zaryf Alion Basyly and Saad Abd El Maugwd Abd El Hady.

For everyone in the Luxor area Professor Earl Ertman is scheduled to lecture at the Mummification Museum on Saturday, January 24th at 7 P.M. His topic will be 'Look into their Eyes: Three Coffins from KV-63.' We hope to see some of you there......

More to come....soon.!
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18 JANUARY 2009
We are opening jars and finding numerous intriguing objects plus more mud seals. Some of which are complete. Conservators are working on some of the objects that we have found in the jars.
Will be able to disclose more information and post photos once we get clearance from Dr. Hawass so please bear with us.
In the meantime, our staff continues to trickle in. So far we have Earl, George, Elaine, Roxanne, Heather, Salima, two SCA Inspectors and four egyptian workers.

More soon,
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lutz,

Thanks for posting the link of the blog of Kate Phizackerley Smile .

Great pictures from the ongoing excavations in the Valley of the Kings!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Otto's Dig Diary

7 February 2009

The team has began opening some of the remaining storage jars. Jar number 13 was the first to be examined and proved to contain some of the most interesting items... including a wooden bed.
http://www.kv-63.com/

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lion headed motif is interesting. Is the lion a sign of royalty?

The mention of the seals and jar labels is interesting as well.

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More seal impressions and some wine jar stoppers (fragmentary) still leave us lacking a royal name but we are making some headway.

On EEF there has been some discussion about the years mentioned so far. In KV 63 there is mention of a year 5? The question is: does that refer to yr 5 of Tutankhamen and may that be related to the move from Amarna to Thebes?

Or could it be year 5 of Aye? Even though Aye's highest known date is yr 4, it's always possible he ruled longer than that.

Or Horemheb of course.

I hope they still find an inscription that sheds some light in the time during which these items were interred.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in January at one of the 'Mummification Museum' Lectures in Luxor and the speaker was Liz Cummings.

She spoke about the meaning of the lions of the beds. She made a comparison between the lion heads and the Aker (you know, the akhet with lions on both sides). The lions contain the akhet in Aker while the lions contain the awakening in the bed...

She also said that in the Tutankhamon tomb, the coffins were on a bed (with lionheads) and then she expanded the theory: As a symbol related to Aker, the lions in the mortuary bed would imply an 'eternal awakening'.

((Sorry, today is not my best day in writing English Sad Sad ))

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Otto's Dig Diary
28 February 2009

A Special Report by Textile Specialist Elise van Rooij (Holland)


This season, in addition to examining our tenth pillow (from Jar #13) and a multitude of other textiles from KV-63, I came upon one item of particular interest to report on.

http://www.kv-63.com/
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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17 March 2009


As mentioned in my 7 February update we discovered a very unique wooden bed inside Jar #13. In addition to finding the bed in the jar we also found three wooden boards (wrapped in linen) with 4 “prongs” or “legs” which may have served as supports for the bed. We now have enough such “legs” for four bed supports, but only 3 wrapped boards (ca. 50 cm in length) have been uncovered.


During a brief visit to KV-10/KV-63 on March 1st by Dr. Zahi Hawass, he called attention to one of our SCA conservators, Amany Nashed, for her good work on the restoration of the bed. Dr. Hawass also suggested we try placing the bed on the supports--- which we did the following day and they appear to be a good fit. The KV-63 website already has a few images of the bed and supports posted (*plus some new ones added today) but more images will be made available soon.


During the last two months the conservators have been hard at work removing resin off the KV-63 coffins in the hope of finding names and/or titles. In the beginning stages of removing the resin off Coffin E’s lid, it appeared we had the name of a woman, Btau or Butau, a fairly common woman’s name already in the Middle Kingdom and into the New Kingdom. But after further removal of the resin off the box (or base), it became clear that her name is Henut-wadjbu, a common female name from the New Kingdom. Her full description is: “The Osiris, Henut-wadjbu, true of voice.”



As we are currently coping the texts, we must address the order of the decoration, for traces on the front vertical column do not indicate that Henut-wadjbu’s name was ever present there but it does on the cross bands and end panel. For example, if the coffin was originally decorated for this lady, why are the erasures only on the front column? Or, if the coffin was initally decorated for Henut-wadjbu, then why weren’t her names erased from the cross bands and end panels?

Furthermore, the vertical column of text down the center of the lid has been thoroughly erased. But on the front of the ‘toe’ section (footboard) one single hieroglyph remains --- a seated man --- the determinative for a man, indicating that the coffin was at one time inscribed for a male.

A few days ago our conservators began removing resin from the lid fragments of Coffin B and the poorly preserved sides of Coffin A’s box - where we have discovered some very interesting texts! After further cleaning we will send a report to Dr. Zahi Hawass and later provide more details in our next Update.
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http://www.kv-63.com/

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http://www.kv-63.com/photos2009.html
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lecture on March 14th at the Mummification Museum of Otto Schaden can be found on the website of Jane Akshar.
http://luxor-news.blogspot.com/
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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19 March 2009
Please note: A large image of the fully restored KV-63 Bed resting on the linen wrapped supports is now featured on our Photos ~ 2009 page. Photo is courtesy of KV-63 staff member Elise van Rooij. Thank you Elise for the wonderful photo and your kind permission to use it on the website! /rw
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rozette, whose cartouche's are they on the coffin's recovered from k.v 63?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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rozette, whose cartouche's are they on the coffin's recovered from k.v 63?



kylejustin, the excavators didn't recovered cartouches on the coffins from KV63.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's fantastic news, and the good knowledge for traveller like me.
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