August 5, 1987 |
A 3,200-year-old tomb in Egypt that was explored briefly and then sealed last century after scientists concluded that it held little of value is instead turning out to be a window onto the reign of one of the most powerful kings of ancient Egypt, Ramses II, who some scholars believe allowed Moses to flee with the Israelites in search of the Promised Land.
March 10, 1996 |
It's 1:30 in the morning and the phone is ringing again at Kent Weeks' home. Someone has gotten his number and wants to ask about archeology or chat about ancient Egypt or give unwanted advice. It's been that way since his announcement in May that he had discovered Egypt's biggest Pharaonic tomb, believed to contain the sons of Ramses the Great. A year ago, Weeks was an obscure professor, but articles in magazines and television interviews changed that.
October 25, 1998 |
Egypt's Valley of Kings has been a hunting ground for Egyptologists, grave robbers and treasure hunters for 3,000 years. Here the ancient Egyptians buried their most illustrious pharaohs and, among them, the little-known Tutankhamun, whose undisturbed tomb first dazzled the world three-quarters of a century ago. Three millenniums of digging, curious tourists and rare floods or torrential rains have created an archeological nightmare, a jumble of ravaged tombs and lost burial places.
January 26, 1996 |
* Agencies: The William Morris Agency has made a discovery. It has signed noted archeologist Kent Weeks as a client, in what is no doubt the first signing of an Egyptologist by a Hollywood talent agency. Weeks, a professor at American University in Cairo, gained international fame last year when he led the discovery of a tomb containing the remains of sons of Ramses II. Weeks said he signed with the agency in part because he was inundated with inquires from people with projects in mind.
February 10, 2006 |
American archeologists have uncovered a Pharaonic-era tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the first uncovered there since King Tutankhamen's in 1922, Egypt's antiquities chief announced. The tomb's spare appearance suggests it was not dug for a pharaoh, said U.S. archeologist Kent Weeks, who was not involved in the University of Memphis team's find but has seen photographs of the site. "It could be the tomb of a king's wife or son, or of a priest or court official," he said Thursday.
December 16, 1998 |
Clay tablets uncovered in Egypt from the tomb of a king named Scorpion may represent the earliest known writing by humankind, an archeologist said Tuesday. If confirmed, the discovery would rank among the greatest ever in the search for the origins of the written word. But the subject the tablets mostly deal with may be of no surprise at all. It's taxes.