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The Lost Tomb By Kent Weeks

The Lost Tomb
by Kent R. Weeks

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A journal of the dig at the Valley of the Kings which led to the discovery in 1995 of the tomb KV5. The multiple corridored 62 chambers housed the 50 sons of Rameses II and are considered the greatest archaeological find since Tutankhamen. Weeks has also supervised the making of a TV documentary on the exploration.
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The Lost Tomb by Kent R. Weeks

The Greatest discovery at the Valley of the Kings since Tutankhamen - by the Egyptologist who made the find. Tomb 5 - the tomb surrounding that of Tutankhamen - had been looted, explored and discounted decades ago. So convinced were the authorities that nothing more was to be found in this area that plans were going ahead to build a carpark. In 1 final exploration of what had become a dumping ground for previous excavator's debris, Dr Kent Weeks, an American Archaeologist, discovered a multiple corridored tomb of 62 chambers. They had stumbled upon a crypt fit for 50 Princes - the sons of Rameses II - which had remained undisturbed for 2,000 years. It is known now as KV 5 - the Greatest archaeological discovery for 75 years and the biggestand most complex tomb ever found in Egypt. Kent Weeks will write the book himself using his daily journals and those of both his wife Susan and 1 of their employees. The sample material demonstrates that the journal methid heightens the drama; the author had no idea that he was on the verge of such a major find.

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GOR003027471
The Lost Tomb by Kent R. Weeks
Kent R. Weeks
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
1998-11-16
320
0297818473
9780297818472
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