New discovery in Tutankhamun’s tomb
A collection of twenty intact clay pots sealed with cartouche of king Tutankhamun along with a basket filled with doum have been found in the treasure room located next to king Tutankhamun’s burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor.
Culture minister Farouk Hosni announced today adding that this discovery was unearthed by the first Egyptian excavation team to work in the Valley of the king under the leadership of Dr. Zahi Hawass secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA).
On his part Dr. Hawass explained that inside the Tutankhamun’s treasure room, the team stumbled upon eight baskets filled with almost 60 cartouches printed with king Tutankhamun’s stamp. These cartouches were previously found by Howard Carter in 1922 but he left them inside the treasure room.
“It is the first time ever to found such Cartouches,” said Hawass adding that these cartouches were not previously known and the Egyptian mission will start documenting such cartouches and open the clay ports in order to know what they contain.
Dr. Hawass expect that most probably it will contain seeds and drinks.
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