Death of Dr Otto Schaden
I have just had an email from Earl Ertman informing me of the sad death of Otto Schaden. Otto was a huge figure in Egyptology excavating the tomb of Ay (about which he wrote his dissertation) and KV10, Amenmeses. It was during this excavation while searching for foundation deposits that might give more clues about the origins of Amenmeses that the tomb of KV63 was found. The first discovery in the valley for decades. It caused huge excitement. I was lucky enough to be
involved on the side lines providing a couple of photos and writing up Ottos lecture. I had a great relationship with the team and with Otto. He very kindly sent me updates and helped me with my studies. He was a kindly, teddy bear of a man, a great Egyptologist and scholar.
The team website http://www.kv-63.com