Are there really hidden chambers in King Tut's tomb ? Image Credit: Jon Bodsworth
A new team is set to attempt a last-ditch effort to find evidence of a secret chamber in the tomb.
The search for a hidden room within King Tut's tomb began back in 2015 when British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves discovered what he believed to be the outline of at least one hidden door after examining high resolution photographs of the tomb's interior.
Then in March last year, authorities revealed that they had identified what appeared to be two concealed rooms inside the tomb - a discovery which seemed to confirm the presence of a secret burial chamber - possibly even that of King Tutankhamun's mother, Queen Nefertiti.
Sadly however, enthusiasm surrounding the findings has since all but evaporated, with even Egyptian Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani admitting that the results had been inconclusive.
Now though, a new group of scientists is set to venture back in to Tutankhamun's tomb for yet another attempt at using ground-penetrating radar scans to look for signs of hidden chambers.
Oddly, the team appears to be keeping the whole affair something of a secret with study leader Professor Francesco Porcelli maintaining that he cannot say anything at all about it without the express permission of Egypt's antiquities ministry.
Exactly what the researchers will be doing differently this time around also remains unclear.
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