Monday, June 26, 2006

Researchers to examine last sarcophagus
Researchers from the University of Memphis are unsure what they'll find when they examine the last of seven ancient coffins found in the first tomb uncovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings since King Tut's in 1922.

"I can't control what is there," said Dr. Otto Schaden, team leader of the archaeologists who made the discovery. "So it doesn't do any good to have false hopes or high hopes or low hopes."

The tomb, believed to be some 3,000 years old and dating to the 18th Dynasty, was accidentally discovered last year by the archaeologists while they were working on a nearby site in the desert region near the southern city of Luxor, Egypt.

That's Monsoor the head of the Valley of the Kings to the right of the photo. I've worked with him on a number of occasions.

We've had our disagreements, yes.