Tutankhamun’s Tomb May Be Hiding A Secret Burial Chamber
New scans, set to be conducted on April 2, on King Tutankhamun’s tomb are thought to reveal new, secret chambers hiding a previously undiscovered Royal Burial – according to Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry.
The news confirmed what had been speculated about in several magazines last week where Hisham Zazou, Egypt’s tourism minister, had said that these chambers had been proven to exist and contained numerous treasures.
The rumors of hidden chambers are hardly new. Just last year, University of Arizona Egyptologist – Nicholas Reeves, published his findings that suggested there are hidden chambers behind a certain wall in Tutankhamun’s tomb. He goes on to say that he believes these chambers contain the burial of Queen Nefertiti, the wife of Akhenaten, a pharaoh who was Tutankhamun’s father.
“We could be faced, for the first time in recent history, with the intact burial of an Egyptian pharaoh in the Valley of the Kings,” – Reeves
To explore these theory’s in more detail, a company was hired to scan the tomb to highlight any unusual lines or abnormalities in the plaster and walls. Reeves says that these scans show several abnormalities and indicate that a wall was built over a doorway in ancient times.
On top of this, some of the original artefacts found in Tutankhamun’s tomb where made for Nefertiti, but kept in the Boy King’s chambers…
However, commenting on these scanse, former antiquiteies minister – Zahi Hawass, has urged to view these claims with caution. Due to the geology of the valley of the kings, he said, radars can lead to false positives – showing tombs where there are in fact only natural structures.
There is no denying that this is a fascinating turn of events and many have wondered at the possibility of Queen Nerfertiti being present in Tutankhamun’s tomb. We’ll have to wait a little longer to know for sure but if confirmed, this would be the biggest find in Egyptology in decades!