“We do not know if the burial chamber is Nefertiti or another woman, but it is full of treasures.” – Egypt’s Tourism Minister, Hisham Zaazou.
Tourism Minister of Egypt, Hisham Zaazou, visited Spain a few weeks ago, and when asked about the possible discovery of the remains of Queen Nefertiti he may have inadvertently given us important details. While he announced that the official announcement will be made in April of this year, the minister said that the hidden chamber in the tomb of Tutankhamen is not empty but full of treasures. The Egyptian Department of Antiquities is 90% convinced that the chamber in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen could host the final resting place of Queen Nefertiti, and such discovery would be the “greatest Egyptological discovery of this century”.
“It will be a ‘Big Bang’ – the discovery of the 21st century.” Hisham Zaazou.
The discovery, to be announced in April, is even greater in importance due to the fact that many ancient tombs have already been looted in the distant past. The tomb of Tutankhamun however, wasn’t looted and was left intact. The new discovery follows the pattern established by the tomb of Tutankhamun, just like this one, the new secret chamber promises extreme excitement among researchers who filmy believe, its occupant might just be the enigmatic ancient Egyptian queen, Nefertiti.
But, the enigmatic discovery would also provide numerous other answers directly related to Ancients Egypt. Archaeologists and Egyptologists hope that with the discovery of the new tomb, they will obtain more information directly related to the reign of Pharoah Akhenaten and his attempt to create, for the first time in the history of mankind, a monotheistic religion in which one God, the Aten or Sun Disk was worshiped in ancient Egypt.
But this isnt the only project which has Egyptologists exsited. The international project called “Scan Pyramids” is another extremely interesting study currently being performed in Egypt. So far, “Scan Pyramids” has revealed thermal anomalies inside two Egyptian Pyramids. According to preliminary results from Egypt, the equipment used by researchers has detected thermal ‘points of interest’ in the northern facade of the Great Pyramid at Giza, commonly referred to as The Great Pyramid of Khufu or Cheops, and on the western face of the Red Pyramid of Dashur.
Last year in November, researchers detected incredible thermal anomalies at the eastern side of the Great Pyramid of Giza which according to unconfirmed reports, could indicate the presence of an unknown cavity or internal structure.
Upon further examination of other parts of the ancient monument, an infrared survey carried out revealed a similar anomaly on the northern side of the monument. Researchers hope that in long-term surveys, they will be able to eliminate natural factors which might trick instruments, like wind and changing seasons.
However, the Great Pyramid at Giza isn’t the only ancient monument in Egypt which presents thermal anomalies. According to investigators, another intriguing and ‘unexpected’ discovery was made when instruments registered anomalies on some of the limestone blocks that were used to construct the western side of Red Pyramid in Dahshur.