As you probably already know, researchers have discovered two secret chambers in the tomb of Tutankhamun and their contents could change history forever.
We have all been fascinated with the history of one of Egypt’s best-known Pharaohs, King Tutankhamun. Now a study by archaeologist Nicholas Reeves on the tomb of King Tut could revolutionize Egyptology and everything we know about the land of the Pharaohs. Everyone is eagerly expecting the result of the investigation and the result will be presented on the fourth of November, commemorating the date of discovery of the tomb. The story behind the tomb of Tutankhamun is fascinating and goes way back to 1922, when archaeologist Howard Carter found the intact, tomb of King Tut. The mummified body of the Pharaoh who ruled Egypt 3000 years ago was found in a solid golden coffin and researchers believed they had discovered everything there is.
Now, nearly a century later while watching images and details of the tomb, Nicholas Reeves noticed something that caught his attention and could change what we know about Egypt forever. On the western and Northern walls, Reeves noticed strange marks like scratches similar to those found at the entrance to the Pharaoh’s chamber.
These findings led Reeves to suspect the existence of two secret chambers behind these walls and according to Reeves and other researchers, one of those mysterious chambers could hold the mummified body of Queen Nefertiti.
According to Archeologists and Egyptologists, the tomb was originally intended for the queen, but Tutankhamun, successor to the queen, died unexpectedly as a teenager leaving the Ancient Egyptians without time to construct an exclusive tomb for him. Instead, they included a secret chamber.
In September 2015, Reeves traveled to Luxor, Egypt, to check his revolutionary hypothesis. With a group of researchers and non-invasive radar experts thoroughly inspected the depths of King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber. Egyptologists worldwide anxiously await the results of the study which will surely change the way we look at Egypt and history. Exciting times!
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