New important archaeological discoveries were made in the area of the Valley of the Kings, now Luxor, in Egypt, an area that continues to provide more valuable artifacts than the others. Researchers have discovered a kind of “industrial area” where once objects of all kinds were produced, from decorative objects to furniture, tools and burial objects and graves.
According to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, this discovery resulted in at least 30 workshops and a kiln for firing ceramics in a so-called extensive area.
It is the first time that laboratories for the production of “industrial-scale” grave decoration have come to light. Of course, these discoveries will provide much and valuable information about the lives of the workers involved in these massive works and about Egyptian burial practices. All these artifacts were to come from the 18th Egyptian dynasty (1539-1292 BC).
According to the well-known Egyptologist Zahi Hawass, who has been working in the Valley of the Apes, an area of the Valley of the Kings, since 2017, the site also discovered a water reservoir, which is apparently mainly used by workers for drinking in the city. A series of long works, a ring and hundreds of pickled pearls and gold objects, which are mostly used to decorate the coffins of kings, objects of immense value.
Finally, Hawass’s team discovered another royal tomb, KV 65, in which various instruments for building tombs were found.
According to the Egyptologist, the current excavations are the largest and most profitable in relation to the finds of Howard Carter (1874-1939), another famous British archaeologist and Egyptologist who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Currently, the expedition is near the area where the tombs of Ramses VII, Hatshepsut, Ramses III and Ramses II are located. Other objects were found near the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Related articles & sources:
9 E. Flax Drive Benoit, MS 38725