After architectural peculiarities were noted in the tomb of King Tutankhamun, an infra-red scan suggests that a hidden chamber indeed lies behind a decorated wall.
Discovery reports that Cairo University’s Faculty of Engineering and the Paris-based organization Heritage, Innovation and Preservation used infrared thermography to peek through the stone.
"The preliminary analysis indicates the presence of an area different in its temperature than the other parts of the northern wall," announced Egypt's antiquities minister. The difference in temperature might mean there's an open space behind that section of wall, according to Discovery.
Mamdouh Eldamaty, Egypt’s Antiquities minister, said that more experiments will now take place to confirm the result.
British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves hopes to find the resting place of Queen Nefertiti in the space, though not everyone shares his belief that King Tut, who died young, thereby had to share a tomb with his mother.
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Evidence has been found of “two hidden chambers” behind the painted walls of King Tutankhamun’s resting place, say experts—and one of them could be the tomb of Queen Nefertiti. Egypt’s antiquities minister, Mamdouh Eldamaty, told Ahram Online that he and British archaologist Nicholas Reeves have found that the tomb’s ceiling extends behind the northern and […]
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