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So why was this sensational discovery kept secret for at least a year?
Originally posted by Skyfloating
reply to post by Hanslune
If I remember correctly the "KV" discovered in the 1920s was announced on the same day it was found.
Whats your investment in denying that there was - if not some conspiracy - at least some sort of mistake?
[edit on 20-12-2008 by Skyfloating]
In mid-January, the University of Memphis and Dr. Schaden severed their relationship and Schaden's research will continue under the auspices of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, which is now representing Schaden's project, a very unusual move because most are conducted under a University.
Originally posted by Hanslune
reply to post by Byrd
Some materials I worked with from Kalavassos didn't get published for 23 years! You were lucky!
Cool post but if I could venture a guess as to why they hide finds until they get them all cleaned out and cataloged... They have to make sure before it goes public that there is nothing in the tomb that could tend to give the JEWS any claim to Egypt or its throne of Pharaohs.
This is a pretty well known fact amongst Archeologist in Egypt and in most Middle Eastern Nations.
Israel also at least on the Temple Mount they do not allow Jews to excavate and the Muslims would never give Israeli or Jewish artifacts up.
No one can go to Egypt and try t find evidence of Moses, Egypt won't give you a permit if they think you are going to do anything like that.
I just think that the politics of the region and other such factors should be looked at in a lot of Archeological finds in that area. They are vetted of any Hebrew/Jew artifacts or information, if it exists, before making public.
That the group is benign looking and for that reason will not be answerable to, or tempted by, the lure of grants and access as motivation for adhering to an academic party-line?
12 SEPTEMBER 2007
It has been some time since my last update as many administrative issues necessitated my attention this summer.
As of June 30th, our contractual agreement with the University of Memphis (UM) expired hence requiring a search for a new affiliate.
Therefore, it gives me great pleasure to announce that the Amenmesse Project [KV-10 and KV-63] is now affiliated with the prestigious, Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) ~ The Egyptian Ministry of Culture.