Apr
17
2008

Bigger and better: Further digging uncovers a larger tomb for Egyptian Pharaoh Seti I

Walk to an Egyptian Pharaoh: This tunnel through another pharaoh's tomb in the Valley of the Kings gives an idea of the elaborate wall art that adorns such structures.
Walk to an Egyptian Pharaoh: This tunnel through another pharaoh's tomb in the Valley of the Kings gives an idea of the elaborate wall art that adorns such structures.Courtesy Sebi
Dig around in Egypt and you’ll never know what you’ll find. Archaeologists there have been poking around the huge tomb of Seti I, the largest known tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, only to discover that it’s 100 feet longer than originally thought.

The full details of the discovery can be found at this National Geographic link.

Seni I’s tomb was first discovered in 1817 and the burial chamber measured a whopping 328 feet long, about the length of a football field. Through the newly unearthed secret passages, an additional 100 feet of the tomb has now been discovered. And there could be more.

But in this new 100 feet of tomb space and tunnels, archaeologists have found more tomb wall art and other funerary artifacts. And there could be additional tunnels to discover branching off from these new passages.

An all-Egyptian team of archaeologists made this latest discovery. And they’ll keep on working in the Valley of the Kings. Graffiti found on walls of other tombs in the area state that there are nearby tombs for pharaohs Ramses VIII and Merenptah.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Mummies are awesome!

posted on Thu, 04/17/2008 - 7:29pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Much ado about nothing. The size of the tomb has been known for years, this is not new.

posted on Sat, 04/19/2008 - 6:24pm
flinch619's picture
flinch619 says:

i thought we had found everything in those pyramids. keep diggin

BOOYAKASHA!

posted on Wed, 04/23/2008 - 9:38am
hmoob_muas's picture
hmoob_muas says:

this looks cool, i wish i was there...

posted on Thu, 04/24/2008 - 9:39am
andyshadexx's picture
andyshadexx says:

ok i guess, the deeper the more imformation we could find i guess

posted on Thu, 04/24/2008 - 10:01am
shanee's picture
shanee says:

That was probably an awsome experience to dig up such a legend from thousands of years ago.

posted on Thu, 04/24/2008 - 10:04am

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