Experts optimistic Tut’s tomb may conceal Egypt’s lost queen Nefertiti

Nov 28, 2015

Chances are high that the tomb of Ancient Egypt’s boy-king Tutankhamun has passages to a hidden chamber, which may be the last resting place of the lost Queen Nefertiti, experts said on Saturday.

There is huge international interest in Nefertiti, who died in the 14th century B.C. and is thought to be Tutankhamun’s stepmother, and confirmation of her final resting place would be the most remarkable Egyptian archaeological find this century.

New evidence from the radar imaging taken so far is to be sent to a team in Japan for analysis. The results are expected to be announced in a month.

“We said earlier there was a 60 percent chance there is something behind the walls. But now after the initial reading of the scans, we are saying now its 90 percent likely there is something behind the walls,” Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty told a news conference.

He said he expected to reach the other side of the tomb’s wall within three months.

Discovery of Nefertiti, whose chiseled cheek-bones and regal beauty were immortalized in a 3,300-year old bust now in a Berlin museum, would shed fresh light on what remains a mysterious period of Egyptian history.

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2 comments on “Experts optimistic Tut’s tomb may conceal Egypt’s lost queen Nefertiti

  • There was a lot of incest within the royals at that time due to the mistaken belief that it would strengthen the line; consequently Tut’, as he’s affectionately known in the trade, was somewhat disabled, and left this mortal coil aged about nineteen, having in all probability not been able to participate in the then great sporting passtime of chariot racing.

    DNA analysis has revealed him to have had a distinctly female torso and a badly distorted ankle.

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