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Is Nefertiti buried behind a hidden door ?


Posted on Tuesday, 11 August, 2015 | Comment icon 57 comments

The location of Nefertiti's tomb has long remained a mystery. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Miguel Hermoso Cuesta
An English archaeologist believes that Queen Nefertiti may lie in a secret room in Tutankhamun's tomb.
The intriguing new claim has been put forward by Dr Nicholas Reeves who maintains that he has uncovered evidence of bricked-up passageways within the tomb of King Tutankhamun that could lead to the long-sought-after final resting place of Queen Nefertiti.

Dr Reeves made the discovery after examining high resolution photographs taken inside the tomb and believes that the hidden doorways have remained undisturbed for thousands of years.

The location of Nefertiti's burial chamber has long remained a mystery and if Reeves' findings turn out to be correct then they could lead to one of the most important ever discoveries in Egyptology.

"Cautious evaluation of the Factum Arte scans over the course of several months has yielded results which are beyond intriguing," he wrote. "[There are] indications of two previously unknown doorways, one set within a larger partition wall and both seemingly untouched since antiquity."

"Obviously a full and detailed geophysical survey of this famous tomb and its surrounding area is now called for - and I would suggest as one of Egyptology's highest priorities."

Source: Sky News | Comments (57)

Tags: Nefertiti, Tutankhamun

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Comment icon #48 Posted by pallidin on 30 November, 2015, 21:54
I haven't read the entire thread, so, just asking... Is there some type of time-line to actual excavation with Egyptian authority agreement?
Comment icon #49 Posted by psyche101 on 1 December, 2015, 4:18
It would be awesome if they did find a chamber that looters had not. You know who is in there don't you........
Comment icon #50 Posted by meryt-tetisheri on 1 December, 2015, 5:41
It seems that Reeves believes that not only the tomb, but also most of Tut's burial artefacts belonged to other pharaohs, possibly Nefertiti "Almost 80 per cent of his burial artefacts including) the large gilt shrines, sarcophagus, coffins, gold mask, and Canopic equipment) may not have originally been his". If Reeves is proven right, Nefertiti's burial, or the additional storage rooms (?) would have been sealed - intact & untouched- since Tut's burial. In any case a lot more will be discovered about Amarna & the last years of the 18th dyn., a wealth of information but not necessa... [More]
Comment icon #51 Posted by DieChecker on 2 December, 2015, 3:30
Is it too late to call dibs on any Golden Couches that come out of there? One would look nice in my living room. Kids might get a little rough with it though.
Comment icon #52 Posted by kmt_sesh on 2 December, 2015, 3:41
Is it too late to call dibs on any Golden Couches that come out of there? One would look nice in my living room. Kids might get a little rough with it though. You just need to get in there before they drill through to do endoscopy. But hurry, Hawass might beat you to it.
Comment icon #53 Posted by Frank Merton on 2 December, 2015, 3:45
Is something to be learned or is this a treasure hunt? I suppose I shouldn't be too harsh as we won't know what is to be learned till we get there, but I would be most interested in any engravings and so on on the walls, etc. And the Egyptians could use a little treasure right now.
Comment icon #54 Posted by kmt_sesh on 2 December, 2015, 4:11
Is something to be learned or is this a treasure hunt? I suppose I shouldn't be too harsh as we won't know what is to be learned till we get there, but I would be most interested in any engravings and so on on the walls, etc. And the Egyptians could use a little treasure right now. The Egyptians are growing desperate due to declining tourist numbers. They've made it no secret they hope this will help to drum up some business for them. Whatever might lie behind those walls, it could prove extremely important. As well recorded and attested as Dynasty 18 is, the Amarna Period is poorly attested. ... [More]
Comment icon #55 Posted by davros of skaro on 2 December, 2015, 5:11
It could be a room stuffed with mummified Cats? MEW!
Comment icon #56 Posted by kmt_sesh on 3 December, 2015, 23:35
It could be a room stuffed with mummified Cats? MEW! And gold-lined kitty boxes filled with lapis kitty litter. I'm up for that.
Comment icon #57 Posted by DieChecker on 6 December, 2015, 5:21
You just need to get in there before they drill through to do endoscopy. But hurry, Hawass might beat you to it. Hummm.... Not a lot of time to plan then. I'll have to move quick. I'll need maybe fifty LSD laced donuts, some Arabic language Halo games and about a dozen X-Boxes and sceens to play them on. Once the guards are distracted, I'll just slip in and load up my Bag of Holding.


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