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date: 28 March 2020

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The Valley of the Kings is the most famous cemetery in the world associated with some of the most famous names in Egyptology. Yet despite a number of clearances by various expeditions, the site has never been fully explored. Are there more tombs to be discovered? How do we find tombs? There are a number of methods. One that has been ignored is that the ancient scibes tell us where they are. Study of the graffiti of the Theban Mountain has had surprising results. The location of structures associated with tomb construction, the working huts, can also be used with profit. Only recently have modern methods of remote sensing been applied to the valley. Certain locations that have never been excavated are more likely to hold tombs. Has the valley been exhausted?

Keywords: discovery, find, tomb, graffiti, exhaust, clearances, tomb locations, remote sensing

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