King Tut and the chamber of secrets: 90 percent chance Tut's tomb has hidden chamber

Published November 28th, 2015 - 07:45 GMT

Speculation is mounting that Tutankhamun’s tomb could lead the way to the last resting place of the lost Queen Nefertiti, in what would be the most remarkable Egyptian archaeological find this century.

Experts say scans of the site make it 90 percent likely that there is something behind the walls.

British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves, leading the investigation, said last month that he believed Tutankhamun’s mausoleum was originally occupied by Nefertiti and that she had lain undisturbed behind what he believes is a partition wall.

“My close examination of these scans highlighted the apparent presence of closed doorways on the west wall, potentially leading to an additional Tutankamun period storeroom,” he told a news conference in Luxor on Saturday.

Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty added: “We said earlier there was a 60 percent chance there is something behind the walls. But now after the initial reading of the scans, we are saying now its 90 percent likely there is something behind the walls.”

He said he expected to reach the other side of the tomb’s wall within three months.


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