4. I have been trying to find information about the
archaeological find on the west bank of the Nile in the Valley
of the Nobles. If I am not mistaken the discovery was made in
1988. The tomb which was discovered belonged to an Egyptian
queen not previously recorded. The tomb itself had been
plundered. This was shown by the damage inflicted on the seals
upon the doorway. However, inside a masked niche in one of the
walls there were found ten sealed alabaster vases. These vases
contained ancient scrolls with writings in the hieratic
charcater. I believe that Dr Duraid ibn al Simma was in charge
of the find.
Yes, I have also enjoyed reading River God by Wilbur
Smith. This is a work of fiction and, in reality, there has
never been such a discovery and there is no Egyptologist
called Dr Al Simma. Sorry to disappoint you.
(September 27, 1996)
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