Has The Tomb Where Egyptian Queen Nefertiti Is Buried Been Found? Hidden Chambers Near King Tut’s 3,400 Year-Old Tomb Are Discovered By Archaeologists In The Valley Of The Kings — Potential To Be The Greatest Archaeological Discovery Of All Time
Ryan Morrision posted a February 20, 2020 article to the DailyMail.com, with the title above. He writes that “a series of hidden chambers” discovered “at the 3,400 year-old tomb of Tutankhamun, in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, could be the final resting place of the ‘mysterious’ Queen Nefertiti. The famed female pharoah ruled Egypt from 1353-1336 BC; and, was either the mother, ort step-mother of King Tut.”
Mr. Morrison notes that “a team of archaeologists, led by former Minister of Antiquities, Mamdough Eldamaty, from Ain Shams University, used ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to uncover the hidden secrets of the ancient tomb. Radar surveys found corridors a few feet from Tutankhamun’s burial chamber, that seemed to lead to a larger, 32 foot-wide room with a 6 foot ceilings.”
“The unpublished paper, reported on by the journal Nature, resurrects a long-held theory that claims King Tut’s tomb,” contains secret chambers and a larger tomb where Queen Nefertiti is buried, the publication noted.
Renowned British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves, who spent a large part of his career working in the Valley of the Kings, said the “tomb isn’t located where he would have expected. Reeves,” Mr. Morrison wrote, “assumed Nefertiti’s tomb would continue north of Tutankhamun’s tomb, rather than turn right as the [latest\ findings suggest — but, he still believes Queen Nefertiti is buried there. Mr. Reeves told Nature that “if Queen Nefertiti was buried as a pharoah, it could be the greatest archaeologial discovery of all time.” Mr. Reeves added that “this discovery, [proven], is so significant, and international conference should be convened to discuss the next steps — before any additional digging is done — due to potential risk of damage to priceless artworks and artifiacts in the room.”
Adian Dodson, an Egyptologist at the University of Bristol in the U.K., said “he wasn’t convinced Nefertiti was inside the chamber, but does think there is a second tomb.” He added that “the tomb may contain the remains of princesses from the reign of Tutankhamun.”
Archaeolgists started their radar scans of the suspected secret chambers/tomb late in 2017/early 2018, so this has been a two-year effort.
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.
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