Archaeology & History
Two hidden rooms found in King Tut's tomb
By T.K. Randall
March 17, 2016 · 289 comments
The discovery is one of the most significant archaeological finds in years. Image Credit: Jon Bodsworth
Authorities in Egypt have confirmed the discovery of two hidden chambers inside Tutankhamun's tomb.
Following months of speculation, Egypt's Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al Damaty revealed during a press conference today that scans of the young pharaoh's tomb in the Valley of Kings had indicated the presence of two concealed rooms containing both metallic objects and organic masses.
It is believed that these chambers might contain members of Tutankhamun's family however it remains speculative as to whether one of these might be the long-sought Queen Nefertiti.
Further scans are now scheduled for March 31 to help learn more about what might lie inside.
The search for a hidden room within King Tut's tomb began last year 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.
Now at last it appears that he was right all along and that the already famous tomb, which was discovered by Howard Carter back in 1922, is set to return to the forefront of Egyptology.
The wait is now on to see what ancient treasures will be found hidden inside.
Source: NBC News
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