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Psihala 16 February 2017 11:04 PM

The story behind the search for a "hidden chamber" in King Tut's tomb
 
A group of archaeologists has said the tomb of Tutankhamun may hold a hidden chamber containing the tomb of Queen Nefertiti. So far, radar scans have failed to confirm such a chamber.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hidden-c...ill-searching/

crocoduck_hunter 17 February 2017 12:06 AM

Guess all the wheat stored in the secret room is distorting the radar image.:p

ganzfeld 17 February 2017 12:16 AM

I thought the location of Nefertiti's tomb was known to be elsewhere.

Psihala 17 February 2017 01:02 AM

I'm no Egyptologist, but my limited understanding is there was an unfinished annex in Amarna that historians believed might have been meant for Nefertiti, but it was abandoned when the capital was moved back to Thebes.

They then thought she was buried in the Valley of the Kings, but while a theory persists that Nefertiti's mummy was found there early in the 20th Century, none of the mummies found have been definitively identified as Nefertiti and may be those of other relatives.

So, the short answer is that historians aren't really sure where she was entombed.

~Psihala
(*Thank you, National Geographic and Smithsonian Channels!)

Ali Infree 17 February 2017 06:09 PM

I am interested in the fact in the OP that those who did ground radar searches for NatGeo are not able to talk about their findings contractually.
I don't know who is in charge of antiquities in Egypt now. Zahi Hawass went out with Mubarak See Wiki Bio.
Are they concerned that someone will knock down the wall in Tut's tomb and do that most traditional thing--rob the grave?
Or does it have to do the something else--Egypt and its military or fears of jihadists destroying the site?
Neferiti continues to be an influence in Egypt even today.

Ali

Psihala 17 February 2017 07:49 PM

My WAG is that National Geographic has/will have a film crew on hand, are doing a documentary, and/or have exclusive filming rights and don't want anyone spilling the beans by talking to some other film crew/media before hand. My understand is that the Valley of the Kings site, the area around the Pyramids/Giza, and the Cairo Museum are all kept under close watch 24/7.

~Psihala


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