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This review is from: The Lost Tomb: The Most Extraordinary Archaeological Discovery of Our Time - The Burial Site of the Sons of Rameses II (Paperback)
I have been to Egypt, the first time was in 1993, and I made my mind up that I'd like to study Egyptology. During my second year of studying Egyptology I discovered this book. It wasn't one of the study books I was required to read I decided to purchase it.
Kent Weeks starts off by giving us a little background on himself and how he got into Egyptology and why he felt there was a need for a more in depth and informative research into all the tombs and temples in Egypt.
He then starts up the "Theban Mapping Project", (TMP), and as always runs into red tape and financial problems before everything starts to run smoothly.
The project was set up to map and find all tombs in the "Valley of the Kings" so everything could be recorded for future generations so nothing would be lost.
When he re-discovers KV5 he takes us a great journey of his discoveries from season to season, he and his team show a lot of emotion throughout this discovery. We find out that KV5 is like nothing else that has been found in the "Valley of the Kings", "Valley of the Queens" and the "Valley of the Nobles".
The books has both colour and black and white photos, there are also drawings of tomb plans which are useful when referring to certain things as you can look and picture in your minds eye where they have discovered things.
This book was originally published in 1998, so more season have passed since then if you would also like updates to continue where this books left off, whilst we patiently wait another book on KV5 to carry on from where he left off have a look at the "Theban Mapping Project" website.
Kent Weeks has done an excellent job in writing this book and it's worth every penny, you won't be disappointed with this book I can assure you of that.
It makes an excellent edition to my little Egyptian library, which now stands at nearly 1000 books on this subject. :-)
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