Excavators had uncovered what appeared to be the first ancient tomb to be found in the Valley of the Kings since the discovery of King Tutankhamen's in 1922.
Per-Ankh: Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egyptian chamber raises questions
Ancient Egyptian chamber raises questions
Ancient Egyptian chamber raises questions

A short piece about the recent discovery in the Valley of the Kings. In February, a headline-grabbing announcement came out of Egypt. Excavators had uncovered what appeared to be the first ancient tomb to be found in the Valley of the Kings since the discovery of King Tutankhamen's in 1922.

A short piece about the recent discovery in the Valley of the Kings. In February, a headline-grabbing announcement came out of Egypt. Excavators had uncovered what appeared to be the first ancient tomb to be found in the Valley of the Kings since the discovery of King Tutankhamen's in 1922.

Because all burials there were done by order of the pharaohs, the bodies stood a good chance of being royalty. But last week, Egyptian authorities changed their assessment and said the chamber was not a tomb. So what is it? Carter Lupton, Milwaukee Public Museum curator of ancient history, was one of the few researchers allowed to visit the new find.

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