The experts are confident that the secret chamber discovered in King Tut’s tomb is the resting place of Nefertiti. They say they are 90 percent sure that Queen Nefertiti is buried in the hidden chamber they’ve found using scanning equipment in King Tut’s tomb.
According to MSN News own November 28, a British archaeologist at the University of Arizona, Nicholas Reeves said the data they’ve uncovered is being sent to Japan for further study. Reeves revealed their findings at a news conference.
The much-touted beauty of Queen Nefertiti has been surrounded in mystery. Some scholars have long speculated that Nefertiti was the mother of King Tut. If the latest data rings true and Nefertiti’s final resting place is indeed around the corner from where Tut lies, “this would be potentially the biggest archaeological discovery ever made,” said Reeves.
Back in August Reeves published evidence of “ghost doors” in Tut’s tomb. Those doors were found using scanning equipment, which is some of the most precise equipment that modern technology has to offer today.
According to USA Today, the “Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry said exploration of the 3,300-year-old tomb will last three days and results of the search will be announced on Saturday in Luxor.” After the first scans of the walls of King Tut’s tomb were examined, two places appeared to have doors that had been plastered over and hidden. Those two “ghost doors” are where hidden chambers are believed to be, with one quite possibly holding the remains of Nefertiti.
The detailed scans showed a chamber that was adjoined to the north of the tomb and Reeves believes that chamber holds the remains of Queen Nefertiti. Some archaeologists believe that King Tut’s mother is a woman known only as the “Younger Lady.”
Her mummy was discovered in 1898. Other archaeologists, like Reeves maintained that Tut’s mother was Nefertiti. The tomb that Tut was buried in was small in comparison for a king. Reeves believes “the small size of Tut’s tomb suggests that the tomb was originally built for Nefertiti, and later expanded to accommodate the young king’s body.”