Commenced operations in the Valley of the Kings.
They were of many types of seals, all bearing the insignia of the King.
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.
All we have to do is to peel the shrines like an onion, and we will be with the king himself.
Here before us was sufficient evidence to show that it really was an entrance to a tomb, and by the seals, to all outward appearances that it was intact.
We were astonished by the beauty and refinement of the art displayed by the objects surpassing all we could have imagined - the impression was overwhelming.
The news of the discovery spread fast all over the country, and inquisitive enquiries mingled with congratulations from this moment became the daily programme.
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.
Towards sunset we had cleared down to the level of the 12th step, which was sufficient to expose a large part of the upper portion of a plastered and sealed doorway.