Infant-Sized Gold Coffin Found! Newest Treasure is the Latest of Many Unearthed in the First Tomb Discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings in Over 80 Years

Discovery Channel airs world premiere exclusive EGYPT'S NEW TOMB REVEALED

Sunday, June 4



30 May, 2006, 01:00 ET from The Discovery Channel

    BETHESDA, Md., May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by
 The Discovery Channel:
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060530/DCTU028 )
 
     WHO:    A two-foot-long gold infant-sized coffin has been unearthed inside
             the first tomb discovered in over 80 years in Egypt's Valley of
             the Kings.  The gold coffin was found under a grouping of 3,000+
             year-old Pharonic pillows inside a youth-sized coffin.  The
             surprise find is one of a series of recent treasures revealed by a
             team of world-renowned archaeologists led by Dr. Otto Schaden and
             the University of Memphis.
 
     WHAT:   The tomb, known as "KV63," was discovered this past February.  In
             what has become a true detective story, the team investigates
             clues that suggest the tomb is tied to Tutankhamun (it lies less
             than 50 feet from Tut's tomb).  A seal with a faint inscription
             carries the word PA-ATEN, which an Egyptian expert believes is
             part of the former name given to Ankhesenamun, wife of
             Tutankhamun.
 
     WHERE:  The Discovery Channel
 
     WHEN:   Sunday, June 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
 
     WHY:    EGYPT'S NEW TOMB REVEALED is the first Discovery Quest project of
             2006.  As the premier provider of the highest-quality factual
             programming in the world, Discovery Channel created the Discovery
             Quest fund to support groundbreaking research worldwide.  As part
             of this network initiative to support the scientific community's
             work, Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities has enabled Discovery
             to follow the University of Memphis' excavation.
 
 

SOURCE The Discovery Channel
    BETHESDA, Md., May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by
 The Discovery Channel:
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060530/DCTU028 )
 
     WHO:    A two-foot-long gold infant-sized coffin has been unearthed inside
             the first tomb discovered in over 80 years in Egypt's Valley of
             the Kings.  The gold coffin was found under a grouping of 3,000+
             year-old Pharonic pillows inside a youth-sized coffin.  The
             surprise find is one of a series of recent treasures revealed by a
             team of world-renowned archaeologists led by Dr. Otto Schaden and
             the University of Memphis.
 
     WHAT:   The tomb, known as "KV63," was discovered this past February.  In
             what has become a true detective story, the team investigates
             clues that suggest the tomb is tied to Tutankhamun (it lies less
             than 50 feet from Tut's tomb).  A seal with a faint inscription
             carries the word PA-ATEN, which an Egyptian expert believes is
             part of the former name given to Ankhesenamun, wife of
             Tutankhamun.
 
     WHERE:  The Discovery Channel
 
     WHEN:   Sunday, June 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
 
     WHY:    EGYPT'S NEW TOMB REVEALED is the first Discovery Quest project of
             2006.  As the premier provider of the highest-quality factual
             programming in the world, Discovery Channel created the Discovery
             Quest fund to support groundbreaking research worldwide.  As part
             of this network initiative to support the scientific community's
             work, Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities has enabled Discovery
             to follow the University of Memphis' excavation.
 
 SOURCE The Discovery Channel