Following months of investigations, researchers studying King Tutankhamun’s tomb believe there is a 90% chance it does contain at least one, if not two, hidden chambers.
Radar scans of the tomb in the ancient necropolis of Luxor have revealed two possible rooms, and they’re likely to contain remains believed to belong to Queen Nerfertiti, Egypt’s antiquities minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said.
If confirmed, Mr El-Damaty added ‘it could be the discovery of the century’ and that it’s ‘very important for Egyptian history and the history of the world’.
Radar scans of the tomb in Luxor have revealed two possible rooms according to Egypt’s antiquities minister Mamdouh el-Damaty at a press conference in Egypt (pictured). Tutankhamun’s chamber is shown top alongside the suspected location of the chambers right and bottom in blue
Archaeologists scanned the tomb to find what some believe could be the resting place of Queen Nefertiti, the legendary wife of Tutankhamun’s father whose mummy has never been found.
Mr El-Damaty believes the chambers contain the tomb of a member of Tutankhamun’s family, but would not speculate on Nefertiti.
The announcement follows recent infrared thermography tests that revealed one area of the northern wall was a different temperature than others.