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."
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