Two seemingly unconnected levels beneath the sand, with gargantuan chambers and kilometres of connecting passageways.
The findings were published in the NRIAG back in 2008 and the geo-phys was sanctioned by the SCA and Hawass.
"The Mataha-expedition was granted to take place by the Supreme Council of Antiquities. The SCA is part of the Egyptian government and is responsible for the conservation, protection and regulation of all antiquities and archaeological excavations in Egypt. With encouraging support the Supreme Council of Antiquities gave the permission to the Egyptian National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) to realize the geophysic survey of the Hawara Necropolis. The Geophysical research conducted by the NRIAG scientists, applied 6 different geophysical tools on the archaeological site, in order to prepare for preservation works, and to map any possible underground archaeological remains. The research was helpfully supervised by SCA councillor Prof. Dr. Moustafa Kamel El-Ghamrawy (Faculty of Engineering, Azhar University, Cairo). All the scientific efforts (field data acquisition, data processing and interpretation) were also achieved by the Egyptian scientific team of the NRIAG. Special thanks to Dr. Zahi Hawass,the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, who has since longtime been forcefully working to realize the preservation of the Egyptian antiquities."
Since then, nothing ... official.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02-Sep-17 07:39 by eyeofhorus33.