As well as being a great story the tomb is an exciting find on two different levels. Firstly, it's full of really high quality art - even if it is in fragments it's really beautiful stuff. And Pischikova took the time to point out some of the details and to let us admire the carving (and painting) of it all, during her talk. It's also tremendously interesting from the point of view of finding out more about the Late Period Nubian Egyptians - this was a period of renaissance in Egypt, where they were both looking back to their past and re-interpreting it and also producing a great new flowering of culture. And this is a richly decorated tomb from the early part of this period. So things like the decoration on the walls of this tomb will tell Egyptologists something about things like the structure of the Book of the Dead in this period, or what symbolism about the judgement of the deceased they had. And the burial chamber, even tho looted, still contains some of the original burial equipment which will tell a story about how high status Egyptians were buried in this period. And the man himself seems interesting - he didn't have a very high status himself (it seems) but the decoration and scale of the tomb are impressive, so did he have family connections to royalty? The writing on the walls might shed some light on that, once it's pieced back together.
All in all, a very good & interesting talk. She finished up by introducing her daughter, Katherine Blakeney, who is Assistant Director on the project and they explained the various ways people can help both financially (including by buying t-shirts) and in the actual work. Astonishingly a large part of this is done by volunteers (which is helped by the working being done in the traditional "off-season" for Egyptian archaeology) and donations are an important part of their funding. We bought a t-shirt for J :)