Melbourne, Nov. 29 : Archeologists have discovered that scans in King Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings points to a hidden chamber, which could possibly be the place where Queen Nefertiti was buried.
Mamduh al-Damaty, Minister of Antiquities and Heritage, said that they had possibly found another tomb behind the burial chamber of King Tutankhamun tomb, News.com.au reports.
Al-Damaty said that experts were “approximately 90 per cent” sure about another tomb.
In a press conference, British archeologist Nicholas Reeves, said Nefertiti’s lost tomb might be hidden in an adjoining chamber.
Reeves said the initial results could bear out his theory, adding that it does look indeed as if the tomb of Tutankhamun was a corridor tomb and it continues beyond the decorated burial chamber.
He believes that, Tutankhamun, who died unexpectedly, was buried hurriedly in an underground chamber probably not intended for him.
On the other hand, Al-Damaty believes that such a chamber, if found adjoining Tutankhamun’s tomb, may contain Kiya, a wife of the pharaoh Akhenaten.
Tutankhamun tomb was discovered by British Egyptologist, Howard Carter, in 1922. (ANI)