The Forgotten Tombs of the Valley of the Kings


Duration : 52'
Support : Digital Betacam - stéréo - 16/9 - 4/3 


Director : Michel Marié 
Production : Mona-Lisa



The reconnected filiation
n 1889, the egyptologist Victor Loret forced and restrained, leave Egypt, taking with him last searches secrets in the Valley of the Kings. More later than a century, in 2002, Pr Luc Gabolde egyptologyst find by chance an expertise asked by the heirs of Alexandre Varille (from who Loret had confide his archives), the Victor Loret's notebooks precisely relate forgotten tombs. What he longly imagine as possible takes form.

Today the spiritual son takes the researchs works of his mentor who was in search of hidden mysteries from the last four tombs of the Valley of the Kings.

A human and scientific new adventure
he Elements discovers and reported by Luc Gabolde seems to be promising.
Before the first knock of pickaxe in January 2008, it seems more than possible that material new discoveries will be done.

Victor Loret, one of greatest egyptogues of that time made a lot of discoveries in Saqqarah and also in the Valley of the Kings where he updates a lot of tombs of which the one of Thoutmosis III and the second royale hiding place in Biban el Molouk.


In 1898, with the discovery of Thoutmosis III Tomb, Victor Loret takes the emplacement of a tomb that he mentions for the fist time on his notebools by the letter E (which takes the number of KV33).
En 1898, lors de la découverte de la Tombe de Thoutmosis III, Victor Loret note l'emplacement  d’une tombe qu’il mentionne d’abord sur ses carnets par la lettre E (qui prendra le numéro de  KV 33). He appropriate his discover without any indication about "unknow" and continue his researchs. He is now in charge of the KV 34 of Thoutmosis III that he entirely searchs.

With this process, Victor Loret whould mean his intention of personaly searching but later. because he appropriates this tomb in his notebook (tomb 33 found, he wrotes) he doesn't describe it, that wasn't in his habits, however he reports it on the general plan of the valley that he decides to do. And we never heard anything about that later. Today on the traces of Victor Loret, Luc Gabolde isn'st setting about doing this search badly and devellops some "arguments" on the tomb KV 33 which make stronger our approach and can constitute the motor of the film. The scientific assumptions are here exciting more than ever. If it stays not so much new tombs to explore in the Valley of The King this four forgotten graves with numbers 33, 29, 31 and 40 are the four last checked in the 19th Century and not searched.


A promising tomb
The tomb KV 33 is placed by a not unusual way in proximity of the great pharaoh's one, Thoutmosis III (KV 34), one of the most importants conquerors of the New Egyptian Empire. Here could a "family's story" hidding.

The most important indice is constitute by the pillar of the tomb (KV 34). Thoutmosis III is reprensented in (what is'nt usual) in company of his close relatives : his mother, the queen Isis, his wife the Great Royale Wife Mérytré-Hatchepsout, and two of his other wives Satiâh, Nebettou and his daughter Néfertary. He should realize in his living, the wish of living his eternity with beings who where the most important to him. So, for which person was the KV 33 ?

For The 3 others tombs, numbers KV 29, KV 31 and KV 44 they are virgin for now about any suppositions, any hypothesis. The Egyptologists dont have any knowledges just about their emplacement or just the localisation of their shaft...They can reserve a lot of surprises.


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