The King Tut tomb probe is nearing a telling discovery of whether Queen Nefertiti’s burial chamber is by the boy king’s resting place. Researchers have been on a relentless mission to uncover what may lead to Nefertiti’s tomb believed to be in a hidden chamber near King Tutakhamun.
USA Today reports on Nov. 28 that archaeologists are examining the 3,300-year-old mausoleum where the King Tut tomb is located. They now suspect there’s a 90 percent chance that the king’s chamber leads to additional rooms that may contain remains of Queen Nefertiti.
Experts used advanced technology in the form of high resolution, infrared, and radar-based imaging in order to make such progress. So far Tut’s tomb indicates that another corridor may be the path to another burial chamber.
British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves said: “The radar, behind the north wall (of Tutankhamun’s burial chamber) seems pretty clear. If I am right it is a continuation — corridor continuation — of the tomb, which will end in another burial chamber. I think it is Nefertiti and all the evidence points in that direction.”
Officials need to next determine how to best enter the new chamber without damaging King Tut’s tomb. Reeves said he spotted what he thinks were clues on where two doorways once existed, according to the BBC. His theory is pending a peer review on the King Tut tomb investigation. Some are still skeptical.