Secret chamber in King Tut’s tomb could hide Queen Nefertiti – but British scientists can’t solve burial puzzle

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Secret chamber in King Tut's tomb could hide Queen Nefertiti – but British scientists can't solve burial puzzle



ONE of Egypt’s greatest mysteries could be solved as scientists think they have located the final resting place of the ancient Egyptian queen, Nefertiti.
A team of Egyptologists think that the famously beautiful and powerful female monarch could be buried inside a secret chamber within King Tutankhamun’s legendary tomb.
4 Queen Nefertiti is famed for her beauty and being a powerful leaderCredit: Corbis – Getty
The team of British and Egyptian archaeologists, led by the former Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh Damati, recently conducted a three day long radar scan of King Tut’s tomb, famously discovered by Howard Carter in 1922 in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings .
Previous radar searchers have revealed that there are chambers and organic materials behind the walls of Tutankhamun’s tomb but no one is sure whether they are naturally forming rock cavities or man made areas.
A theory by English Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves indicates that Nefertiti is buried in one of the rear chambers and the recent radar scans have given new hope to this idea being true.
The research inside Tut’s burial chamber will continue until the end of 2019 and the researchers will bring in specialist chemists to analyse the latest radar results.
4 King Tutankhamun in his burial chamber was recently restoredCredit: Reuters
4 This computer illustration shows the layout of King Tut’s tomb with the suspected hidden chambersCredit: Getty Images
If the recent radar scans are deemed as more evidence that the hidden chambers are man made then the scientists might decide to break down some of the walls in Tut’s tomb to investigate further.
Conservationists recently breathed new life into the fabled burial chamber where the young Pharoh’s mummified body was laid to rest nearly 3,000 years ago.
Tutankhamun ruled over Egypt from 1332-1323 BC.
He was just nine years old when he took the throne, and ruled for approximately ten years, presumably aided by powerful advisers or priests.
During his reign he restored the supremacy of the Egyptian god Amun, after worshipping the deity was banned during his father’s reign.

4 Archaeologist Howard Carter removing oils from the coffin of TutankhamunCredit: Getty – Contributor
The cause of Tutankhamun’s death has been the source of great debate, with no records of his final days.
Queen Nefertiti was born around 1370 BC and died around the age of 40.
She was the Great Royal Wife of Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh and they were also known for a religious revolution as they only worshipped one god, which was Aten the sun disc god.
They ruled during the wealthiest period in ancient Egyptian history.
Nefertiti was made famous by the beautiful bust of her head, which can be seen in Berlin’s Neues Museum.
Curse of the Pharaohs – who died after King Tutankhamun’s tomb was opened?Tutankhamun’s tomb was opened on November 29, 1922. These are the deaths that followed…

Lord Carnarvon (died April 5, 1923) – a financial backer of the excavation, he died from an infected mosquito bite
George Jay Gould I (died May 16, 1923) – a tomb visitor who died from a fever following his visit
Prince Ali Kamel Fahmy Bey (died July 10, 1923) – an Egyptian prince who was shot and killed by his wife
Colonel The Hon. Aubrey Herbert, MP (died September 26, 1923) – the half-brother of Lord Cardnarvon, he died from blood poisoning related to dental work
Sir Archibald Douglas-Reid (died January 15, 1924) – the radiologist who X-Ray Tut’s tomb died from a mysterious illness
Sir Lee Stack (died November 19, 1924) – the Governer-General of Sudan was assassinated driving through Egypt’s capital, Cairo
A. C. Mace (died April 6, 1928) – a member of Howard Carter’s excavation team, he died from arsenic poisoning
The Hon. Mervyn Herbert (died May 26, 1929) – another half-brother of Lord Carnarvon, he died from malarial pneumonia
Captain The Hon. Richard Bethell (died November 15, 1929) – Howard Carter’s personal secretary, he died from a suspected smothering in a Mayfair club
Richard Luttrell Pilkington Bethell (died February 20, 1930) – father of Richard Bethell, he supposedly threw himself off his seventh floor apartment
Howard Carter (died February 16, 1923) – Carter opened Tut’s tomb, and died aged 64 from Hodgkin’s disease. His older brother William died the same year

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