That a conspiracy-magazine published something the Egyptian Ministry of Culture published two months later.
* That KV-63 was kept secret for years.
* That the Egyptian Ministry of Culture released false/misleading information.
* That Otto Schaden, Reeves and Hawass and others contradicted each other on the subject several times.
* That the pseudoskeptics showing up here use deflection-tactics when they have nothing to put against the facts.
....in which the exact location of KV-63 is published by this fringe-mag before it was even known
Originally posted by Hanslune
So have you broken this story yet? I strongly suggest (again) that you take your evidence over to the Hall of Ma'at and let REAL Egyptologists comment on it - why would you decline to do so?
Originally posted by Nox Vulpes
reply to post by OhZone
Yes, does anyone know more about this research?
"My particular quarry was the burial place of Nefertiti, Akhenaten's wife and coregent (who, I concluded, had been buried in the Valley as and when she died)," says Reeves. Also of interest were the "whereabouts of Akhenaten's secondary consort Kiya, his second daughter Meketaten and other lesser members of the royal family who had originally been interred at El-Amarna."
Akhenaten is fascinating. If you want to talk Atlantean or extra-terrestrial genetic manipulation or whatever, seems like he and his family provide some interesting clues - if you believe that stuff, of course Does anyone know more about this excavation before it was taken over?
I recall reading another thread, possibly by the OP, that Dr Hawass believes some of the findings could lead to potential religious impact across the world. For that reason, he and the Egyptian authorities withhold significant material.
Either he has already found Osiris or using minor projects as a smoke screen in order to carry out private excavations. It is not sinister motives because the discovery of the body belonging to a deity probably will shake the foundations of organised religion.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
2. Later it turns out that it was already discovered one year earlier, in 2005 by Otto Schaden of the University of Memphis.
We are writing to express our regret about the injudicious and inaccurate May 22, 2005 article about Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary-General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities.
As archaeologists and epigraphers working at many sites throughout Egypt (in most cases for many years), we completely reject the assertion that Dr. Hawass has created an atmosphere of intimidation, so far as such foreign-sponsored work is concerned. Dr. Hawass and his colleagues in the SCA have been unfailingly and generously supportive and cooperative as regards our projects. In addition, Dr. Hawass and his colleagues have vigorously promoted the protection of archaeological sites and monuments throughout Egypt as the need for expanded land use has become necessary and acute.
From our perspective, Dr. Hawass is a most positive figure. A leading scholar in his own right, he is also an extremely able representative of the interests of the Egyptian government and people in the protection and study of their extraordinary cultural heritage. The regulations controlling the activities of foreign-sponsored archaeological and epigraphic projects are eminently reasonable and applied fairly and impartially. We are also happy to respond to the Egyptian government’s concern, eloquently represented by Dr. Hawass, that especially threatened sites and on-site conservation needs to be given special attention by our projects.
Overall, our experience of Dr. Hawass and his colleagues is extremely positive, and we appreciate the generosity of the Egyptian government and people in allowing us to participate in research into their glorious past.
Research Scholar, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Associate Director, Early Dynastic Abydos Project
Visiting Professor of Egyptian Archaeology
Betsy M. Bryan
Alexander Badawy Professor in Egyptian Art and Archaeology
Department of Near Eastern Studies
Johns Hopkins University
Department of History
Northern Arizona University
Richard A. Fazzini,
Director, Brooklyn Museum Expedition to the Precinct of Mut at Southern Karnak
Assistant Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology
Oriental Institute, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
University of Chicago
Department of Egyptology-SAPE 218
American University in Cairo
Senior Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology
University College London
Institute of Archaeology
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W. Raymond Johnson
Director, Epigraphic Survey
Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
Saqqara Geophysical Survey Project
Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology
Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Donald B. Redford
Professor of Egyptology
Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Department of History
Pennsylvania State University
Director, Akhenaten Temple Project
Carol A. Redmount
Associate Professor, Near Eastern Studies Department
Curator of Egyptian Archaeology, PA Hearst Museum of Anthropology
University of California, Berkeley
Associate Professor of Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Studies
Associate Curator for Dynastic Egypt, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
University of Michigan
David P. Silverman
Eckley B. Coxe, Jr.
Professor of Egyptology and Chair Near Eastern Languages and
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Curator-in-Charge, Egyptian Section, University of Pennsylvania Museum
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University of California, Los Angeles
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Department of Archaeology
""Many people who excavate in Egypt believe that the rules announced three years ago for foreign expeditions to Egypt are new rules, formulated for the first time. Actually, almost all of these are old rules that have been on the books for years, but have never been enforced. There are only two new rules: first, that there should be publications in Arabic of all excavation results; and second, that no new excavations can be started in Upper Egypt (although new concessions can be granted in the Delta). All of the other rules were formulated long ago.We are entering a new era in Egypt. It is time to make protecting and caring for the monuments a priority, a job that requires the cooperation of all Egyptologists and scholars, both native and foreign. All of us need to dedicate our time to this effort.
There are, however, people who complain about the rules. Newspapers publish untrue statistics, claiming, for example, that the SCA has stopped over 100 expeditions from working. This is completely untrue. It is true that we no longer let anyone who wants to work in Egypt do so, and have turned down applications from people who are unqualified, or whose projects do not meet our clearly published criteria.
Who complains about these new rules? One example is a group of amateurs from France who want to drill inside the Great Pyramid, doing damage to prove a theory that has no basis and no academic support. Since the rules permit scholars to work only with the support of a reputable institution, they brought in a French Egyptologist to act as a dummy member of the team, simply to give them the authority to apply. This Egyptologist is not an expert on pyramids, and the application was rejected by the Permanent Committee, with the advice of the top experts in the field of pyramid studies.
We need people to understand that we are not against anyone. Our goal is to preserve the monuments of Egypt and protect our cultural heritage. To achieve this goal, we need everyone to follow and respect our rules. No more amateurs, no more non-scientific work. But to those who work with us, and care about Egypt’s past, present, and future, we say thank you".