Several sources indicate that Zahi Hawass is turning his attention to the main valley, although there is no news yet of his excavations near the tomb of Ay in the Western Valley earlier this year.
"A new tomb excavation!
Ahead of the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, Storied Media Group has acquired the production and sponsorship rights to a large archeological excavation in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, to begin in September, led by renowned Egyptologist and archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass. (..) The focus of the excavations will be an area near the tomb of the Golden King Tutankhamun — known as KV 62 — and an area near the tomb of King Merenptah, according to Hawass. This is the first time that there has been excavation within yards of King Tut’s tomb based on promising scans of the area."
One wonders how much this project is based on the scanning done in KV62 over the last few years?
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