From the Tomb of Tutankhamen – A New Discovery Kent P. Streaver, Ph.D., FNAS, GAA, DMv
From the Tomb of Tutankhamen – A New Discovery
Kent P. Streaver, Ph.D., FNAS, GAA, DMv
New archaeological discoveries can be the result not only of careful research into what has been found within the literature and artifacts of ancient civilizations, but also of equally careful research into what has been lost and not found. Of course, the extensive experience and the broad knowledge base that I have developed are essential for success.
The background to this exciting discovery began several years ago while I was traveling in Egypt under the auspices of a generous grant from the Imhotep Foundation.  The story of the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb always held great fascination for me, and I was eager to use Carter’s work in the Valley of the Kings as starting point for new exploration. The discovery of the submerged ruins of Alexandria was inspirational, and I began my search for clues under water in the Red Sea. Although I did not find any significant artifacts during that search, I was fortunate enough to meet several Egyptian colleagues who shared my interests and helped me navigate the challenging logistics of archaeological research at sites in the Red Sea and throughout Egypt.