Archaeology & History
Egypt approves radar hunt for Queen Nefertiti
By T.K. Randall
September 23, 2015 · 57 comments
Is Nefertiti hidden next to Tutankhamun's tomb ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Miguel Hermoso Cuesta
Authorities in Egypt have given archaeologists the go-ahead to use radar in King Tutankhamun's tomb.
Archaeologist Nicholas Reeves maintains that when King Tutankhamun died he was placed in the outer section of what was originally the burial chamber of Queen Nefertiti and that the entrance to her tomb could still lie hidden within the boy king's final resting place just waiting to be found.
Dr Reeves made the discovery after examining high resolution photographs taken inside the tomb and believes it contains hidden doorways that have remained undisturbed for thousands of years.
Now following a request to the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry, permission has finally been granted to use radar in an effort to investigate the possibility of a hidden burial chamber.
"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."
If Queen Nefertiti's long-lost burial chamber is indeed located next to Tutankhamun's tomb then its discovery would represent one of the most significant archaeological finds in Egypt's history.
Source: BBC News
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