The Secret Location of the Royal Mummies

Manchester Ancient Egypt Society monthly lecture

A joint lecture with KNH Centre

José-Ramón Pérez-Accino: A Place Badly Concealed. Newest Research on the Royal Cache Wadi, Luxor.

After the discovery of the royal mummies in 1881 and the Lansing excavation campaign in 1920, the Royal Cachette Wadi has traditionally been considered an archaeologically empty site. Since 2017 the C2 Project has undertaken two field campaigns at the site. The results permit to dispute the validity of the previous definition of the valley as a concealed and hidden location. In both campaigns, structures not previously described have been identified, such an area of worship with the presence of a monumental image on the mountain, offering tables and prayers and semi-caverns in the mountain with evidence of human action.

José is Co-Director at C2 Project – the Royal Cache Wadi Survey, Professor of Ancient History and Egyptology at the Complutense University of Madrid and Director / President of the Complutensian Egyptology Society, an academic society aimed at promoting Egyptological studies.

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