Dr. Zahi Hawass, an icon of Egyptology in the world, said the Egyptian mission working in the Monkeys’ Valley in Luxor has removed some 3000 stone masses off that narrow valley.
It is worth to mention that Dr. Hawass held a news conference in site of digging in that valley.
Dr Khalid El Enani, Minister of Antiquities and Dr Mustafa Waziri, General Secretary of the Higher Council of Antiquities attended the conference to declare a new archeological discovery in Luxor, some 900 km south to Cairo.
Dr Hawass further added that work in the Monkeys Valley was very difficult due to piled rubble there.
Work ceased in 2017 after the experts spotted two huts of laborers in the valley. They found graphite on walls on the valley.
The western bank of the Nile houses many antiquities and graveyards of dated back to Ancient Egypt.
Most of those antiquities belong to the 18th Dynasty of the Modern State when Luxor was the capital of that state.
The west bank divides to the eastern valley and the west one which is also known as the Monkeys’ Valley.
The Egyptian mission led by Dr. Hawass and a number of experts had dug the Monkeys’ Valley to spot a tomb of the 18th Dynasty.
The Monkeys’ Valley is a closed alley in the Mountain of Gorna to the west of Luxor City. It resembles the Kings’ Valley in landscape. It is surrounded by a range of mountains from the east and the west.
It was named as Monkeys’ Valley after discovering pictures of 12 monkeys arranged in three lines drawn on the walls of the burial chamber.