Melbourne: What was the fate of Queen Nefertiti? The mystery might be resolved soon as the scans of Tutankhamun’s burial chamber have revealed two hidden rooms.
Egypt’s antiquities minister Mamdouh Mohamed Gad Eldamaty announced this news, saying that the the secret chambers may contain metal or organic material, but he declined to comment on whether royal treasure or mummies could be inside, reports News.com.au.
According to the country’s antiquities minister , analysis of the ground-penetrating radar scans made by a Japanese team showed chambers that would be scanned again at the end of the month to get a better idea of what may lay inside. But the next step will not be taken until he is 100 percent sure about it.
“It means a rediscovery of Tutankhamun … for Egypt it is a very big discovery, it could be the discovery of the century,” added Eldamaty.
British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves speculated that Tutankhamun, who died at the age of 19, may have been rushed into an outer chamber of what was originally Nefertiti’s tomb, which archaeologists have yet to find.
Reeves reached his theory after high-resolution images discovered what he said were straight lines in King Tut’s tomb. These lines, previously hidden behind hieroglyphics on the wall, indicate the presence of a sealed chamber. The images were broadcast live on national television last September.
This discovery can shine new light on one of ancient Egypt’s most turbulent times and find Nefertiti’s remains.