Are We On The Verge Of Finding Hidden Chambers In King Tutankhamun’s Tomb? Scientists Begins A New Round Of Radar Scans To See If Queen Nefertiti’s Secret Grave Lies Behind Its Walls?
Harry Pettit, along with contributions from the Associated Press (AP), had a February 1, 2018 article with the title above in London’s, the Daily Mail. Mr. Pettit begins, “Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry,” has publicly announced “that archaeologists are starting radar scans of the tomb of the famed pharaoh Tutankhamun, in the southern city of Luxor,” — in the Valley Of The Kings. The scans are expected to take about a week to conclude.
“This news, follows more than two years of speculation,” Mr. Pettit wrote, “after British Egyptologist Dr. Nicholas Reeves said he found signs of a hidden doorway in King Tut’s tomb. “At the time,” Mr. Pettit adds, “Dr. Reeves said [s[peculated] that one of the secret rooms could be the burial place of the Pharaoh’s stepmother — Queen Nefertiti.”
“The search is being led by the Polytechnic University in Turin, Italy, and will be the third time in the past two years researchers have looked for the chamber,” Mr. Pettit wrote. Mamdouh Eldamaty, Egypt’s former antiquities minister, believes “there is a 90 percent chance” Tutankhamun’s tomb contains secret/hidden chambers; though, other notable Egyptologists aren’t as convinced.
Back in 2015, London’s the Daily Mail (Nov. 7, 2015 article) reported that “a team from Cairo University’s Faculty of Engineering; and, a Paris-based organization called The Heritage, Innovation, and Preservation Institute [recently] used infrared thermography to measure the temperature of each of the walls of [the newly discovered hidden chambers of King Tut’s tomb] to understand what lies behind them. Preliminary analysis of the [recent] non-invasive search showed one area of the northern wall — was a different temperature than other areas — which is a sign of a potential hidden chamber.”
The Daily Mail added that “the search follows claims by Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves, [a renowned Egyptologist] of the University of Arizona, that high-resolution images of the tomb show ‘distinct, linear traces’ on the walls pointing to two unexplored chambers.” Professor Reeves added that “the plastered walls could conceal two unexplored doorways, one of which leads to Queen Nefertiti’s tomb.” — the most influential and most beautiful Queen; and, who ruled at the apex of ancient Egypt, in the years of the late 18th Dynasty.. Dr. Reeves also believes that “the design of the tomb, suggests it was built for a Queen, and not a King. Nefertiti was the Chief wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten, and the mother of his six children; and is believed by many historians to be King Tut’s mother.” As The Daily Mail noted, Queen Nefertiti “was famed for her exquisite beauty;” and, “the grave of Nefertiti, or ‘The Lady Of Two Lands,’ and, ‘The Beautiful One Has Come,’ has been lost for centuries since her sudden death in 1340 BC.”
“If Dr. Reeves theory is correct,” The Daily Mail noted “it may resolve a number of oddities about King Tut’s burial chamber that have long baffled researchers. For instance, the treasures found within, seem to have been placed there in a rush; and, largely second-hand.” “The implications are extraordinary,” Dr. Reeves said.
With all the bad things intruding into our outlook, like the North Korean nuclear issue, alleged Russian collusion, and the senior levels of our FBI allowing political bias to guide their activities, it is nice to have some good news; and potentially, some really good and fascinating news.
Helen of Troy, Cleopatra, the Queen of Sheba, and Nefertiti have intrigued researchers, scholars, and others like myself since they were first described by ancient texts and writings. If this is indeed, Queen Nefertiti’s tomb, this will be one of the most historic of ancient discoveries in history; and, could potentially be breathtaking in its riches and artifacts from some 3,400 years ago. I can’t wait to find out. This would also be some really good news for Egypt and a huge shot in the arm for it’s ailing tourism industry. Fingers crossed, that these archaeologists are on the verge of finding……..Nefertiti’s tomb. RCP, fortunascorner.com