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Originally posted by Seether
meh if it involves Zahi Hawass then I'd rather read the transcript ;p
That guy just winds me up. He's a hack.
The secretary-general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass, thinks that the final coffins may contain the remains of the Pharaoh's mother, whose identity is unknown, and not the wife of Tutankhamen, the boy king who died at the age of 18.
"Tutankhamen's widow married again, to the high official Ay who later became Pharaoh at the end of the 18th dynasty," Hawass said.
"She certainly lived long enough to be buried in a more dignified" tomb than this vault, he added.
Hawass, the all-powerful antiquities supremo, has revealed that relations between Schaden and Corcoran are not the best.
He told the Al Ahram Weekly magazine that their dispute centers on "the direction of the dig," and that these "excellent Egyptologists" also engage in acrimonious exchanges.
"Small curses have occurred, [such] as the fight between the two fine Egyptologists Otto Schaden and Loreilei Corcoran. They both want to be director of the excavation. They even argue over who can give interviews," Hawass told the magazine.
Egypt's New Tomb: Opening the Coffin is the second program following the astonishing discoveries being made by archaeologist Dr. Otto Schaden in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. This special follows the on-going action as the excavation of KV 63 reaches its climax.
Airs in the USA on July 9, 2006, 9:00 -10:00 pm ET