Experts almost certain about Queen Nefertiti tomb

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Experts almost certain about Queen Nefertiti tomb

Experts say they’re ’90 percent’ sure they’ve uncovered a chamber in King Tut’s tomb containing the final resting place of Queen Nefertiti, a find that could be one of the biggest of the century



Egypt’s antiquities minister, Mamdouh Eldamaty, said on Saturday that experts are 90 percent sure they had discovered a hidden chamber in King Tutankhamun’s tomb that may contain the remains of Queen Nefertiti, reported Daily News Egypt.

According to the minister, scans conducted by Japanese radar specialist Hirokatsu Watanabu have uncovered “something on the western, southern and northern sides of King Tut’s burial chamber.

The golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun in his burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings, in Luxor, Egypt, November 28, 2015. Photo: Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters

“The primary results of the scan gave us very positive results, very good results,” Damaty said. “We have here something behind the west and the north walls…We believe that there could be another chamber.”

Nefertiti and her husband, Akhenaten, were known for a religious revolution, in which they worshipped one god only, Aten, or the sun disc. Akhenaten and Nefertiti were responsible for the creation of a whole new religion which changed the ways of religion within Egypt

The findings may give credence to a theory by British archaeologist, Nicholas Reeves, that Nefertiti’s tomb is hidden behind that of Tut’s. Reeves said that data would be sent to Japan for further study, reported Egyptian Streets.


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