LUXOR , Egypt, Nov. 28 (UPI) — Egyptian officers mentioned Saturday there is a 90 per cent opportunity there is a hidden chamber inside of King Tutankhamen’s tomb, a find that could be one particular of the largest Egyptian archaeological discoveries in many years.
Radar and thermal imaging equipment “strongly implies the existence of a new burial chamber” powering the north wall of the tomb, possibly powering two hidden doorways, Antiquities Minister Mamdouh Eldamaty mentioned Saturday.
“We said previously there was a sixty % possibility there is some thing behind the partitions. But now soon after the first looking through of the scans, we are expressing now it really is 90 per cent very likely there is some thing guiding the walls,” Eldamaty said at a push convention.
If verified, the findings would be regular with a idea introduced by archaeologist Nicholas Reeves, who released a paper this summer indicating Tut’s tomb was initially built for Queen Nefertiti, who died in 1331 B.C.
Reeves theorized Tutankhamen was buried inside Nefertiti’s burial chamber because of his unexpected and unexpected dying at age 19, right after ruling for about a 10 years. The entryway into her tomb was subsequently sealed and painted, he said. In 1898, archeologists believed they located Nefertiti’s continues to be in the Valley of the Kings but it has never been established. Some theorize she is Tut’s mom.
Reeves told Nationwide Geographic the approach to decide the existence of a key space has been lengthy. Hirokatsu Watanabe, a Japanese radar professional, commenced the first radar scans Thursday with dozens of individuals packed into the very hot, airless tomb.
“The tomb is not supplying up its secrets simply,” Reeves mentioned. “But it is supplying them up, little bit by bit. It truly is yet another outcome. And absolutely nothing is contradicting the standard path of the theory.”
The investigation is being supported in part by the Nationwide Geographic Culture and is becoming documented for a tv special that is predicted to air in 2016.