No Secret Room in King Tut’s Tomb

No Secret Room in King Tut’s Tomb

Crushing years of hope and speculation, Egyptian authorities have declared there is no secret chamber in King Tut’s tomb. The hidden room that archeologists were “90% sure” existed, based on possible traces of doors seen on scans of the burial chamber, doesn’t exist after all.

The most exciting theory about the secret room posited that it was the long-lost tomb of Queen Nefertiti. Nefertiti—who, some believe, may have been Tutankhamun’s mother—is a mystery herself. Although the sculpture of her is world famous, her remains have never been found.

Researchers at the University of Turin used multiple penetrating radar scans to reach their conclusion. The head of the research team said, “It is maybe a little bit disappointing that there is nothing behind the walls of Tutankhamun’s tomb, but I think on the other hand that this is good science.”

Source: BBC


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