Commenced operations in the Valley of the Kings.
We were totally unprepared for such a large quantity of visitors, and in view of the preservation of the antiquities they being very crowded and in poor preservation, we were obliged to refuse admission until some preparation was made to safeguard the objects.
It soon became obvious that we were but on the threshold of the discovery.
It was a sight surpassing all precedent, and one we never dreamed of seeing.
As the work proceeded we found that the western end of the cutting receded under the slope of the rock, and thus was partly roofed over by the overhanging rock.
They were of many types of seals, all bearing the insignia of the King.