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MensajeTema: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Dom Ago 03, 2008 2:26 pm

Hola egiptomaniacos Otto Schaden ha actualizado la información de la KV63 y de la KV10 .

Update from Otto Schaden on KV63 and KV10
AMENMESSE PROJECT UPDATE
28 July 2008

Sorry about the delay in getting out a new Update for until recently I had little new information to offer. After a few months of medication, I was scheduled for a CT-scan early this month and then had to wait until some meetings with the doctors to get the results. Am most pleased to report there is no indication of any return of the tumor which was removed back in January. I am scheduled to continue with the costly pills for a few months, and during that time I have to report just once a month for blood tests. If all goes well, it maybe possible to dispense with the medications soon and just have occasional check-ups.

Plans will go forward for a winter season in the KV. As we are now affiliated with the SCA, we have had some correspondence with Dr. Zahi Hawass and Dr. Magdy el Ghandour, who have been brought up to date on my medical situation. Next, we will soon ask for some clarifications on the proposal and security issues. The proposal will essentially be the same as that submitted last year but with revised “work dates.” The SCA generally suggests that proposals be submitted several months prior to the start of the proposed work dates. As I hope to arrive during December, we will propose the work dates to fall between early December and extend through April or later — extensions are possible, but we try to have the span long enough to allow for any alterations in the schedule. Lest there be some need to submit early, we will plan to get the proposal in during September.

While we simply use “Amenmesse Project” in the heading above, this includes the work on and in KV-10 and KV-63. The major emphasis will be the resumption of work on the artifacts from KV-63, including restoration and conservation work on the coffins, examinations of the sealed storage jars and special studies involving plant and textile remains. The amount of materials is considerable and it will be necessary to have an additional season after 2008/2009. As of now we still do not know the extent of the contents of the remaining unopened storage jars. The contents of those jars will, in large measure, determine what specialists may have to be added next time.

Now as the are about to get into the autumn we should see an increase in the appearance of these UPDATES. We are looking forward to a successful season.

Many thanks!

Dr. Otto Schaden
Amenmesse Project (KV-10 and KV-63)
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MensajeTema: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Miér Dic 17, 2008 1:35 am

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20 NOVEMBER 2008

Servus! I am happy to report that our plans for the 2009 season has now been finalized. I will depart for Cairo on January 2nd. Factoring in a few days of scheduled meetings and retrieving supplies I should reach Luxor by January 5th.


My hope is to open KV-10 and KV-63 around January 10th if not before. Staff will begin arriving January 9th with the rest of the team staggered over the months of February and March. It will be a full house this season as we expect close to 10 staff members along with three Conservators, two Botanists, one Textile specialist, a Draftsman and a Pottery Expert out this year.


For us….this should prove to be an exciting year as we search for answers to the many riddles that surround KV-63.
So mark your calendars and look for the next update coming in early January.

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MensajeTema: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Dom Feb 08, 2009 2:13 am

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7 February 2009

The long awaited update featuring descriptions and images of some of our most recent ‘finds’ is finally here. Many thanks for your patience, as we have been quite busy.
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In January, as the conservation work began in earnest on the coffins, the KV-63 team also began opening some of the remaining storage jars. Jar number 13 was the first to be examined and proved to contain some of the most interesting items…. including a wooden bed. The bed had been broken into many pieces to fit inside the jar, but is now completely restored. The bed features the customary lion head decorations at the head end and the raised footboard on the other; its length is 170 cm. There are no “feet” to speak of, so it may have been used simply to hold a coffin or mummy “off” the ground during the embalming process. Some strange boards covered with linen and adorned with possible “feet” were also in Jar 13. When these items are conserved, we will see if they have any possible connection with the bed as supports.

To add to the bedtime theme of the preceding paragraph, we also found an intact pillow (the 10th from KV-63). Though pushed in at one end from the confined space of the storage jar, it appears to be quite intact and in excellent condition.

Among other finds are more miniature vessels, bowls with hieratic texts, linen, jar lids and reed tubes (containing a powdery substance). One of the jars emptied this season had what must be a whole storage jar within it --- in many fragments, of course. A rough estimate is that the tomb and coffins may have contained nearly forty of these large storage jars, all virtually identical to those found by Theodore Davis in KV-54.

The new array of natron, natron bags, natron “noodles”, chaff and botanic materials add to the assemblage we collected in 2006. One new twist consisted of some small bowls tied with strips of cloth and filled with pigments. One is a dark brown powder, another black. One such bowl is labeled ‘sh3’ which is described as a grain or mineral in the Berlin Dictionary. We will soon select and package samples in the hopes of submitting them for testing.

More seal impressions and some wine jar stoppers (fragmentary) still leave us lacking a royal name but we are making some headway. There are six more storage jars to open and these will be done in mid February when Atlantic Productions is scheduled to come out and film a follow up to the program aired in 2006.



Coffin G (Youth) has been carefully cleaned inside and out. Being the best preserved of the larger coffins, Coffin G gives us our best hope to recover some texts from under the resin. Within a few days, we hope to have the Coffin C fragments taken out so Earl Ertman can get a good look at both fragments of what maybe a distinctive face.



[size=16]During this past month, we have also begun photographing all of the KV-10 and ‘hut’ ostraca in digital format. This should make for easier and quicker access to the ostraca inscriptions in the near future. In addition, pottery expert Dave Aston visited last week. Later, when all of the KV-63 wares have been drawn, we hope to have him out again for an extended stay.

Staff Photographer, George Johnson has been busy photographing the collection in the Luxor Mummification Museum. KV10/KV63 Recorder Betty Schneider arrived a few days ago for a month’s stay. Later this week several of our earlier staff members will depart while new members will arrive to fill the void.

Last, but not least, sincere thanks to Bill and Nancy Petty (Museum Tours) for facilitating our financing issues this season.



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MensajeTema: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Mar Feb 10, 2009 6:03 am

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MensajeTema: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Lun Mar 02, 2009 1:38 am

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28 February 2009


A Special Report by Textile Specialist Elise van Rooij (Holland)


This season, in addition to examining our tenth pillow (from Jar #13) and a multitude of other textiles from KV-63, I came upon one item of particular interest to report on.


This object appears to be some kind of ‘rug or towel’ found inside Coffin A in 2006. Although this item exhibits significant decomposition enough is salvageable to recognize its original intent and form.



It is a ‘pile’ textile, whereby extra strands or loops of thread were woven into the cloth or attached afterwards to project or stick out, to create a pile effect that gave the textile absorbent and isolating qualities (similar to our modern bathroom floor rugs). Other examples of this type of textile were found in the tomb of Kha (laid over a bed) at Deir el Medina, in a eleventh dynasty tomb at Deir el Bahari and in the mass–burial of soldiers in the same area.



The actual size of the ‘rug’ is unknown but probably measured at least one square meter judging by the amount of decay and surviving material. A few photos of this remarkable ‘find’ have been made available, under ‘2009 ~ Photos’, courtesy of Elise van Rooij.


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Dr. Otto Schaden is scheduled to lecture at the Mummification Museum in Luxor on Saturday, March 14th at 7 P.M. The lecture will include some of the highlights of KV-63’s discoveries this year.


NHK Television (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) filmed KV-63 on February 10, 2009 and interviewed Dr. Otto Schaden and Professor Earl Ertman. The network is in the process of filming four separate two-hour television specials – Pyramids, KV-63, Queen Hatshepsut and Cleopatra. The programs are scheduled to air in Japan in September with possible broadcast in the USA by October.



On this similar note a new page entitled Media/Television has been added to the KV-63 website. Included in the upcoming broadcasts is a third installment on KV-63 by Atlantic Productions (affiliated in 2006 with Discovery Channel) slated to air later this year. Please check the KV-63 website for further details as dates become available.



Also, watch for the upcoming article entitled KV-63’s 2009 Season written by Roxanne Wilson in the June/July 2009 issue of Ancient Egypt, The History, People and Culture of the Nile Valley magazine (UK).


The team would also like to acknowledge some of our newly arrived staff members and consultants: Archie Chubb (photographer), Elise van Rooji (Textile Specialist), Maryann Marazzi (Photographer), Margot Wright (Conservator), Pieter Collet (Draftsman), and Sue Osgood (Artist).


Update by Roxanne Wilson


7 February 2009
The long awaited update featuring descriptions and images of some of our most recent ‘finds’ is finally here. Many thanks for your patience, as we have been quite busy.



In January, as the conservation work began in earnest on the coffins, the KV-63 team also began opening some of the remaining storage jars. Jar number 13 was the first to be examined and proved to contain some of the most interesting items…. including a wooden bed. The bed had been broken into many pieces to fit inside the jar, but is now completely restored. The bed features the customary lion head decorations at the head end and the raised footboard on the other; its length is 170 cm. There are no “feet” to speak of, so it may have been used simply to hold a coffin or mummy “off” the ground during the embalming process. Some strange boards covered with linen and adorned with possible “feet” were also in Jar 13. When these items are conserved, we will see if they have any possible connection with the bed as supports.

To add to the bedtime theme of the preceding paragraph, we also found an intact pillow (the 10th from KV-63). Though pushed in at one end from the confined space of the storage jar, it appears to be quite intact and in excellent condition.

Among other finds are more miniature vessels, bowls with hieratic texts, linen, jar lids and reed tubes (containing a powdery substance). One of the jars emptied this season had what must be a whole storage jar within it --- in many fragments, of course. A rough estimate is that the tomb and coffins may have contained nearly forty of these large storage jars, all virtually identical to those found by Theodore Davis in KV-54.

The new array of natron, natron bags, natron “noodles”, chaff and botanic materials add to the assemblage we collected in 2006. One new twist consisted of some small bowls tied with strips of cloth and filled with pigments. One is a dark brown powder, another black. One such bowl is labeled ‘sh3’ which is described as a grain or mineral in the Berlin Dictionary. We will soon select and package samples in the hopes of submitting them for testing.

More seal impressions and some wine jar stoppers (fragmentary) still leave us lacking a royal name but we are making some headway. There are six more storage jars to open and these will be done in mid February when Atlantic Productions is scheduled to come out and film a follow up to the program aired in 2006.



Coffin G (Youth) has been carefully cleaned inside and out. Being the best preserved of the larger coffins, Coffin G gives us our best hope to recover some texts from under the resin. Within a few days, we hope to have the Coffin C fragments taken out so Earl Ertman can get a good look at both fragments of what maybe a distinctive face.



During this past month, we have also begun photographing all of the KV-10 and ‘hut’ ostraca in digital format. This should make for easier and quicker access to the ostraca inscriptions in the near future. In addition, pottery expert Dave Aston visited last week. Later, when all of the KV-63 wares have been drawn, we hope to have him out again for an extended stay.

Staff Photographer, George Johnson has been busy photographing the collection in the Luxor Mummification Museum. KV10/KV63 Recorder Betty Schneider arrived a few days ago for a month’s stay. Later this week several of our earlier staff members will depart while new members will arrive to fill the void.

Last, but not least, sincere thanks to Bill and Nancy Petty (Museum Tours) for facilitating our financing issues this season.
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MensajeTema: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Sáb Mar 21, 2009 1:19 am

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MensajeTema: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Jue Abr 16, 2009 3:54 am

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15 APRIL 2009
KV10/KV-63’s 2009 Season officially ended March 24th. As always…. time proved too short to accomplish all we had planned to get done, but in spite of that the season was quite fruitful.


The final weeks of the season were partially devoted to selecting and packing crates for shipment to the SCA magazine (storage building) near Howard Carter’s House. Five boxes of materials were delivered to the magazine on March 23rd. On that same morning, the wooden bed was moved to the Mummification Museum for impending display. The following day, March 24th, KV-10 and KV-63 were locked and sealed, signaling the end of the season. Afterwards, there was some last minute packing to attend to and the post-season report to prepare. On the evening of March 28th, Archie Chubb and I left for Cairo. The next morning I met with Dr. Magdy el Ghandour, Director of Foreign Missions, to deliver copies of the season report + CD’s and late that morning met with Dr. Zahi Hawass. A few days later I was back home in cold and windy Chicago.



The study of the storage jars was completed during the earlier half of this season which added many extraordinary artifacts to our collection of materials. Our tally of natron from the jars and coffins surpassed the 400+ kilo mark (over 1,000 lbs.). The most interesting artifact was the wooden bed, broken into many fragments and stuffed into Jar #13. In March, the SCA officials decided the bed should go to the Mummification Museum in Luxor. It was crated and delivered to the museum on March 23rd. The museum director, Mohammed Yakia Ewada has already put the bed on public display. Meanwhile, Roxanne Wilson has prepared a short Field Report with images on KV-63’s Wooden Bed Found in Jar#13 which is slated to appear in the next issue of KMT magazine. Later this summer, a more in-depth article by Roxanne on KV-63’s 2009 Season will appear in the June/July issue of Ancient Egypt magazine.



As mentioned in the last update, Coffin A’s fragments proved to be quite interesting. Though very fragmentary and fragile because of termite damage, some key texts could be recovered from under the resin coating….the title “Royal Nurse” ( mn’t nsw ) and the name ‘Iny’. The longest translatable connected text was on the top cross band, left side: ‘Revered, (may) I see Re in the sky and drink water from the pool [ … ].’ Conspicuous by its absence, the deceased is never identified as ‘Osiris’ and the usual deities are not cited. The one example (quoted above) where we have the usual “revered” there is no qualification such as ‘revered by Anubis’ etc. This lack of the traditional deities strongly suggests that this coffin was probably fashioned during the reign of Akhenaton when many of the traditional deities were abandoned.


The rather high station held by the Royal Nurse Iny is reflected by some of the details of the coffin’s decoration. Some signs are inlaid, but most of the inlays are now gone. Some glass is used on the face mask and some border columns (a few still in situ ) have thin (1 mm) blue glass rod inlays. Finally, some surviving gold leaf further attests to the once opulent condition of this coffin.


Lest we are fortunate to find some other evidence (in 2010) of this Royal Nurse, Iny, we can only speculate as to the specific nature of her position and duties. As a royal nurse, there are many potential candidates among the Amarna family and their inner circle of confidants. How it came about that her coffin was eventually used as a refuse bin in KV-63 would make a fascinating story.


The general dating of the tomb previously reported still remains valid. Tomb KV-63 was most likely hewn during the time of Amenophis III. There is no evidence of a burial but the embalming materials were introduced during several intrusions late in Dynasty XVIII. This occurred during or very close to the time of Tutankhamun. Each coffin will be ‘dated’ independently based on style, decoration, texts, i.e. Coffin E is very similar to some coffins from the Amenophis III era, whereas Coffin A shows signs which suggest the Akhenaton era. More details will be forthcoming on the remaining coffins.


Like many others, Dr. Zahi Hawass asked when we would return to Luxor. It may still be too premature to say for certain, but I anticipate in early 2010. For now, there are many reports, notebooks, accounts, lectures, and fundraising to do. In addition, to preparing two articles; one for ASAE 28 (2009) and one for the Fall issue of KMT.


For the immediate future….the third KV-63 special, Egypt’s Mystery Chamber, is due to air on 26 April on the Discovery’s Science Channel (by Atlantic Productions). The broadcast will focus on the coffin texts, the wooden bed and the opening of some of the storage jars from this season.


Again, thank you for your support and charitable donations ….for even the smallest contribution helps to keep our mission operating each year.



More images and details of the KV-63 Coffins will be coming soon........


Salama.

Mudir Otto Schaden




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MensajeTema: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Sáb Oct 17, 2009 2:45 pm

Otto Schanden pone al día su diario


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This summer has been especially busy for the KV-63 staff hence this update is rather substantial. It includes:

Dr. Schaden’s newest Dig Diary

A list of new KV-63 articles and publications (see the Publication tab)

Details on the upcoming Howard Carter Symposium (see Lecture tab)

Information on ‘
Tutankhamun: The Latest Discovery in the Valley of the Kings and the Egyptological Art of Susan Osgood’ (see Exhibit tab)

30 new images…. including some never before seen (under Photos~2009)

andbelow the Oct. 4th Update…..A Special Commentary on the Menkheperre Seal by Dr. Otto Schaden. A mud seal bearing the cartouche of Menkheperre (Thutmosis III).

4 OCTOBER 2009
During this past spring and summer, a variety of reports on our work have become available in recent issues of KMT and our report on the 2006 season appeared in ASAE 82 (2008), pp. 231-260. A report on the 2009 has recently been submitted for publication in ASAE. A discussion of the discovery of KV-63 will be included in the catalogue for an art show featuring the work of Sue Osgood (cf. below). Finally, a summary of the last season was also sent to Orientalia.

With some of the immediate publications now completed, the proposal and security documentation for the 2010 season is the next order of business. The SCA requires this preliminary paperwork to be submitted several months before the proposed starting work date. Just a few days ago, a FEDEX packet with the proposal and security papers was sent to Dr. Mohammed Ismael Khaled, recently appointed director of the SCA’s Foreign Missions office. While the SCA processes our papers, we will work on schedules and budgets.


Funding will be a key item this season. Almost all of the funds at hand are surplus from last season. Our hotel costs were such that we were able to support the large staff and still have some funds remaining. We will have a much smaller staff in 2010 now that we are fully in a “study season” mode --- continuing work of the coffins and also some very specialized studies and tasks associated with ceramics, the unbaked clay trays, impressions, samples (for testing) and the like. In our various reports, we have tried to convey the wide range and quantity of the artifacts which were stashed into this small single chambered tomb.

Even with a reduced staff, we will have need for a small gang of local workmen led by our reis, Nubi abd el-Basit. In addition to the foreign staff, we will have need of some SCA conservators. Our present surplus funds will cover many of our needs, but we issue this call in the hopes of raising some additional funds before the end of this calendar year. Bill Petty (Museum Tours, Inc. and Petty Foundation) will accept tax-exempt donations; please see our web site’s donation page for details.[/size]


The SCA will be hosting a conference on “The Valley of the Kings Since Carter” in Luxor during early November of this year. The meetings are to coincide with the anniversary of Howard Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb (KV-62) in 1922. As my projects have touched of WV-23 (Ay), WV-24, WV-25, KV-10 (Amenmesse) and KV-63, my aim is to present some commentary of the aims and results associated with these tombs. My presentation will be entitled “The West Valley and Amenmesse Projects (1971-2009).” Though we cleared WV-23 in 1972, it was in 1971 that I had rubble removed from the entranceway so that its interior could be examined in order to make some reasonable estimates for a possible clearance in the future. Happy to relate that future date materialized quickly.


For that SCA conference, Earl Ertman will present a paper entitled “Select Figurative Ostraca from the area of Amenmesse Project, Valley of the Kings.” Salima Ikram’s lecture will be on “Princes and Pets: Animal Mummies in the Valley of the Kings.” Salima has examined the animal remains from our projects and has done likewise for other KV missions.


84 Years After Tutankhamun: The Latest Discovery in the Valley of the Kings and the Egyptological Art of Susan Osgood” is the title for an art show which will be exhibited in Germany. Thanks to the generosity of Ray Johnson, director of the Oriental Institute’s Epigraphic Survey, Sue was able to work with our mission in 2006 and 2009, thus her show will feature her work on the KV-63 coffins along with examples of her work with the Chicago House mission. The show will appear at the Egyptian Museum of the University of Bonn from 26 November through to next June, than it will be shown at The Museum August Kestner in Hanover, Germany from July 15, 2010 until October 2010. Please see ]http://www.susanosgood.com/ for additional details or under the KV-63 Exhibit Tab.



For the remaining months of 2009, we will concentrate on that KV conference and then on schedules and budget considerations for the 2010 season. As our plans are worked out, we will try to issue at least one more Update after the KV conference is over and we have pretty much worked out schedules for the upcoming 2010 season
Mudir
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MensajeTema: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Jue Nov 12, 2009 2:07 pm



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MensajeTema: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Sáb Nov 14, 2009 1:36 am

Acabo de recibir las noticias del blog y aparece también el vídeo que he puesto en un post anterior .
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Robbery of Tomb KV63
Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Friday, November 13, 2009 A couple of weeks ago I linked some fabulous photos of KV63 by Sandro Vannini. Today they are supplmented by an Heritage Key video in which Dr Hawass explains his own theories about KV63, and a blog post which covers substantially the same material as the audio track in the video.

Some people have problems playing videos if I link them here (and I have problems getting the aspect ratio right), and personally I prefer to watch videos on YouTube rather than embedded on any site (use the link above), but for those who prefer to watch here ... (if you are reading the newsfeed, you need to click through to the site).
Increasingly there is a consensus that KV63 was orginally an 18th Dynasty burial re-used in the 19th Dynasty as an embalmer's cache. Dr Hawass theorises that the tomb was robbed and that it was originally the tomb of Kiya. His reasoning is that she is believed to have died bearing Tutankhamun and that KV63 was dug by Tutankhamun so that his own tomb was close to his mother.

It is possible, and I am aware of no evidence which contradicts the theory; however:

1. It is not clear whether Queen Kiya was the mother of Tutankhamun. There is a credible theory that Tutankhamun was the son of Neferiti, or one of her daughters. (See my page on Nefertiti - Mother of Tutankhamun, but don't link through to the page on Nefertiti herself as I still haven't written it!)

2. Tutankhamun was born during the Amarna period and if Kiya died giving birth to him then her orginal burial should be among the Royal Tombs at Amarna. Most believe that the Amarnan royal mummies were transferred back to the Valley of the Kings but (leaving aside the highly ambiguous mummy in KV55), none of them have been definitively identified. It seems more likely that they were interred together in a cache.

3. Dr Hawass in the video says that the workmen from Deir-el-Medina could have dug KV63 "in a few days". That might be a slight exaggeration, but it was probably dug quickly. Even if it was robbed, there is no evidence that it was ever decorated. If Tutankhamun was so keen to venerate his mother that he chose to be buried next to her, isn't it curious that she was provided with a hastilly-dug, shallow tomb devoid of decoration?

4. If Tutankhamun felt that strongly about his mother, it would have seem more likely that he would have asked for her to be buried in a side chamber of his own tomb.

5. There is no evidence that KV63 was robbed. It is possible. It is also possible that it was a cache tomb dug in haste to accommdate royal mummies transferred from the insecure tombs at Amarna, before the mummies were moved into permanent resting places - or that the tomb was the final resting place of all (or most of) the Amarnan mummies and later cleared by robbers of all it's contents.

6. If a robbery took place, then it clearly occured before the end of Dynasty 18 or early in Dynasty 19 - ie before it was re-used as an embalmers' cache. There is no record of a robbery. Robbers in Ancient Egypt also tended to take valuables, ripping the bandages off mummies to get to amulets etc. The mummy itself was usually left behind. No mummy has been found in KV63. Most ancient robberies also left some traces. They were crimes conducted in a hurry. Fragments of coffin etc would have expected to be left behind. These have not been found. It is possible that the tomb was cleaned before it was re-used as a cache, but a thorough cleansing seems unlikely, or that any remains left behind were organic and have totally disintegrated. It seems however that the balance is against such a robbery.

7. Few believe that KV62 was the tomb he intended for himself - more likely WV23 which Ay usurped was originally dug for Tutankhamun. The propinquity of the two tombs would then be irrelevant.

For all these reasons I do not believe that KV63 was the tomb of Kiya. I'd like to advance an alternative theory of my own, that KV63 was a temporary tomb. Whatever the cause of Tutankhamun's demise, there is no doubt that his death was unexpected and his tomb was probably not ready (or was nicked by Ay). He needed to be provided with a royal tomb in a hurry. One tomb which was available was KV62 which could perhaps have been the resting place of Smenkhare (or even a royal Amarna re-interrment). The orginal occupant needed to be moved out quickly so a temporary tomb, KV63, was dug next door to secure this mummy (or mummies). Once Tutankhamun's tomb was sealed, this mummy was moved again to a final resting place, perhaps consolidated into an Amarna cache. If the tomb-hopping mummy of this theory was Smenkhare, then it would also fit with many of his grave goods been sorted through and re-assigned to Tutanhamun. Again it's just a theory, but for me it fits the evidence rather better than KV63-as-Kiya.

Finally, there blog article includes a mention of KV64 ...
And of course, there's the question how KV63 helps the search for KV64.

Not exactly a definitive statement but it keeps the subject alive


http://www.kv64.info/2009/11/robbery-of-tomb-kv63.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email


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MensajeTema: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Lun Dic 14, 2009 11:04 am

actualizado el diario de la Kv63
11/12 de 2009 Smile

Otto's Dig Diary


11 DECEMBER 2009


As 2009 is rapidly drawing to a close, we are in process of making the final plans for the season of 2010. The season will officially get started in early January and run past the middle of March. There is no more excavation to conduct in KV-63 and during the past season earlier this year, the remaining sealed storage jars were opened and examined. Thus, we can claim that the excavations for KV-63 are complete. What remains, however, consists of more study and resin removal from the coffins, plus some specialized studies on a variety of the finds. As we are now in a “study season” mode, we will have a smaller staff. More details on the coming season will be in the next KV-63 Update which we hope to send out to staff and sponsors before the end of this calendar tear. The web site will have extracts from the KV-63 Updates which are issued at intervals during the season.



The report (for the Annales du service des Antiquites de l’Egypte) was submitted some time ago and now we await news from the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) on our proposal for the renewal of the concession and the supporting security documentation.

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MensajeTema: Re: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Mar Dic 15, 2009 9:28 am

Si bueno, por lo poco que he entendido, muchas teorías pero ninguna que sea fiable en concreto.
Muy interesante, gracias Semi
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MensajeTema: Re: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Miér Dic 16, 2009 3:31 am

gracias , no me había enterado de la actualización del diario.
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MensajeTema: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Dom Feb 14, 2010 3:04 am

diario de excavaciones al día 13 de febrero


Otto's Dig (less) Diary *KV-63 excavation complete
2010

Otto's Dig Diary




13 February 2010



After four weeks, we do have some encouraging progress to report.



Our SCA conservators (Ahmed Baghdady, Mohammed Mahmoud and Zaref Basili) have recently reattached Coffin B’s facemask to the lid. The unattached mask had been strange to behold, but now that it is back in it’s proper place it presents a more favorable appearance. See ‘Photos ~ 2010’ for images of the stages of restoration of the facemask including the final result. Further removal of resin from the lid of Coffin B proved useless --- we only found unadorned wood.



We are in the process of checking the texts on the Coffin A’s fragments. Last season we uncovered inscriptions identifying the owner as a “Royal Nurse, Iny.” The glass inlays for part of the eyes and the incised inscriptions suggested a rather exemplary coffin. Gold leaf added to that opinion. In cleaning, we found an incised collar at the sides that turned inward and unites under the crossed arms. The details are sketchy due to the poor preservation, but there is definitely more gold leaf, red (ochre?) and traces of blue inlays. Chicago House artist, Sue Osgood, is adding what remains of this collar to her drawing of the coffin lid.


In addition to cleaning and illustrating the collar of Coffin A, the SCA conservators plan to do more consolidation and repair on the facemask and join sections of the lappets (side ends of wig).



Artist Laurel Darcy Hackley is currently with us. She drew some ceramics and is presently working on some seal impressions with the help of some little assistants (see ‘2010 ~ Photos’).



Ali “Bes” Abdullah and Ahmed Attira have been mending pottery. We have many fragments of the KV-54 types C and D (after Winlock’s Pottery Corpus in his Materials Used at the Embalming of King Tut-ankh-amun, NY, 1941 on pls. IX-X). We will not try to mend them all, but will do enough to get a general idea of the approximate numbers of each type. Ahmed Attiya (a different Ahmed) has been working on mending some of our large blue painted jars (similar to Winlock’s Type G). The KV-63 examples include some ten examples of blue-painted ceramics plus some red slipware (pottery).



Botanist Dr. Ahmed Fahmy of Helwan University was with us at the start of the season to study KV-63’s botanical items (leaves, wood, flowers). Salima Ikram was with us for several weeks and studied our collection of “unbaked clay trays.” Winlock’s Corpus item “T” features several similar mud trays from KV-54, the well-known embalming cache of King Tutankhamun, In comparison with KV-54 we estimate that KV-63 possesses 40 or more similar mud trays.



Saied Hamed (from ARCE’s Karnak conservation lab) has been allowed to examine the tiny infant Coffin (D). We hope the means can be found to remove the resin or lacquer, which now covers the exterior coffin. Painted eyes, lips, etc. can be seen through the coating, and very likely the face is gilt (gold covered). Coffin D has now been registered (Reg. No. 40) and transported to Karnak where it awaits transfer to the Luxor Museum lab where Saied will begin the elaborate chemical process of removing the resin.


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MensajeTema: Re: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Mar Mar 30, 2010 4:26 am

excavaciones en la KV63


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MensajeTema: Re: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Mar Ago 03, 2010 1:02 am

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MensajeTema: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Miér Ago 04, 2010 11:21 pm

La página de Otto está actualizada, aver que sorpresas nos esperan cuándo comiencen las excavaciones Smile


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2010

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10 July 2010

Since my return from Egypt earlier this year, I have sent in a short report on “KV63: 2010 Season” which is now available in KMT 21 (No. 2, Summer 2010) 45-49. A more detailed report was just recently submitted to the editor of the Annales du service des Antiquites de l’Egypte. In addition to the aforementioned reports, a short summary has been sent to editor, Imad Adly of Orientalia for their customary compilation of reports on work in Egypt and the Sudan. Roxanne Wilson prepared the CD and materials for the ASAE paper and for Orientalia.

The work in the 2010 season centered primarily on Coffins A, B, D and F, plus a major effort was made to get as much pottery mending and drawing accomplished. The ASAE paper contained seven pages of pot drawings, most at 1:5 scale and one at 1:8. Many blue painted vessels were mended this past season. Once the mending and drawing have reached a good cutoff point, we will develop a corpus for the KV-63 wares.

Artist Darcy Hackley, with us for the first time in 2010, drew our seal impressions. Her drawings were done at a 4:1 scale and will be presented here at a later date.

Saied Abdel Hamed Hassan of ARCE’s Conservation School (Luxor) is studying and testing the small gilt Coffin D in order to determine if the varnish or resin partly concealing the details of the face can be removed. We are currently awaiting a report from Saied Hamed.

Some ‘test samples’ plus some ancient repair mortar from KV-63 are now at the Research and Conservation center (Projects Section) of the SCA in Cairo. Results are still pending from Dr. Nabila Salem.

Since my return in March, I did present a talk to the Egypt Study Society in Denver, Colorado. Bill Petty (Museum Tours, Inc.) is connected with that organization and they have been most helpful in assisting us with financial matters. I also have a lecture scheduled Sept. 12 for the Chicago ARCE chapter and another series of lectures in early November for several ARCE chapters in California. The travel dates and times for the California presentations are currently being established, so details on the locations and times will be provided at a later date.

By the end of September, our proposal and security documentation will have to be submitted for the upcoming season which is slated to begin in early January 2011. Next year, we will again be in a ‘study season’ mode with a smaller staff. Lest there be some new information that requires some comments, our next Dig Diary update will probably be added later this summer, when we are about ready to submit our proposal and security papers. At that time, we will also comment on some KV-63 materials which should be on our to-do list for 2011.

On a final note, Earl was hospitalized for ten days last month after ongoing several operations for an infection in his leg. We are happy to report that Earl is now home and sends his thanks to those who sent well wishes.

Otto Schaden


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MensajeTema: Re: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Lun Ago 09, 2010 4:26 am

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MensajeTema: Re: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Lun Ago 09, 2010 10:26 am

Aicha escribió:
TIYE escribió:


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MensajeTema: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Dom Dic 05, 2010 4:07 am

el blog de la KV 63 está updateado Smile

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4 November 2010



The autumn is now upon us and it is time to summarize the activities of the summer. The required report for the Annalers du service des antiquitse de l’Egypte was sent to Cairo late in June and the preliminary paperwork for the 2011 was submitted last month..



Just received a PDF copy of my article “The West Valley and Amenmesse Projects” which was submitted for publication with the papers from the VALLEY OF THE KINGS SINCE HOWARD CARTER SYMPOSIUM on November 4, 2009 in Luxor. Publication is slated for the Cahiers du service des Antiquities de l’Egypte 41 and will apparently be on pp. 145-160. I must check through it and submit any corrections by mid November. Earl Ertman’s article for that same publication is entitled “Select Figurative Ostraca from the Area of the Amenmesse Project, Valley of the Kings,” CASAE 41 and will be on pp. 1-18. Another member of our group, Salima Ikram, presented a paper entitled “Princes and Pets: Animal Mummies in the Valley of the Kings.” Her report touched upon a few items, including a “shrew bundle” which was found in KV-10. I assume this publication will become available early in 2011.


The Proposal for next season continues in the “study season” mode as we hope we can begin to wind down the work on the coffins and the ceramics. It is hoped that ARCE’s Saied Hamed Hassan will resume work (in the Luxor Museum) on the small Coffin D and other coffins will be dealt with in our workroom in KV-10.


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MensajeTema: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Jue Mayo 19, 2011 2:54 am

Update from Otto Schaden, KV63, Valley of Kings
Just got a great email from Dr Otto Schaden give a brief update.

Dear Jane,
I have some reports done, one just out is "KV63 Update: The 2011 Season,"
KMT 22 (No. 2, Summer 2011), pp. 33-41, which covers some of the work on KV-63's Coffins A and C, the ceramics, some of the seal impressions and some comments on Coffin E's garland (E.4).

Another paper will be submitted to the ASAE shortly, plus a brief summary for Orientalia.

When the political problems arose last January, we just kept working. The closure of banks and the halting of internet access proved to be only temporary inconveniences. While some missions shut down, we continued working to the scheduled end (early March). Due to the political situation and some
travel restrictions, it did cause some of our staff members to cancel their participation. Because of various factors, we had to alter and adapt our initial plans, but we did manage to advance our studies.

Still a bit early for the plans for 2012, but we are nearing the end of work on KV-63 materials and we hope it possible to get back to completing the clearance of KV-10 pillared hall descent during the second half of next season.

Otto Schaden


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MensajeTema: Re: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Sáb Mayo 21, 2011 3:27 am

siempre es bueno tener noticias de la puesta al día de la KV63 y de cualquier otro proyecto.

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MensajeTema: KV63 y KV10 actualizacion   Dom Mayo 22, 2011 10:30 pm

Recuerdo la página web por si quereis consultar alguna cosa:
http://www.kv-63.com/index.html

y aqui otra página web con informacion y fotos:
http://guardians.net/hawass/news/a_concealed_cachet_in_luxor.htm






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