Nicholas Reeves, an archaeologist from the University of Arizona, recently made headlines after releasing a report stating that scans of King Tut’s tomb revealed two spots that had been patched over. Reeves believes that these spots are actually covered doors that lead to two secret chambers.
What does he believe is hidden in those chambers? The resting spot of Queen Nefertiti.
Nefertiti was an Egyptian queen and the Great Royal Wife (chief consort) of Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh. With her husband, she reigned at what was arguably the wealthiest period of Ancient Egyptian history.
During Akhenaten’s reign, Nefertiti enjoyed unprecedented power. By the twelfth year of his reign, there is evidence she may have been elevated to the status of co-regent: equal in status to the pharaoh.
After further examination, Egypt’s antiquities minister confirmed on Monday that there is indeed evidence of two hidden chambers. The only problem is, Reeves and his team cannot simply knock down the wall. The wall features a priceless ancient painting, so Reeves will use ground-penetrating radar and thermal imaging to prove his theory.
“I am pretty sure that a very important discovery is to be made soon inside Tutankhamun’s tomb,” Reeves said.
Mamdouh Eldamaty, Egypt’s antiquities minister, announced that radar scans have revealed new information about Tutankhamun’s tomb. A radar test showed that there was not only an extra chamber located behind a wall in the burial room, but that there were also unidentified objects as well. The objects were confirmed as being made of organic matter and metal.
More tests are required to make any further suggestions about the room and what it holds.
What do you think is in the chamber hidden behind the wall of King Tut’s tomb? Do you think it is Queen Nefertiti’s final resting place? Use the comments section below and share your thoughts. We’d love to hear from you!
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