egypt finds new clues that queen nefertiti may lie buried behind tut's tomb - partition wall
Egypt's antiquities minister said on Thursday that Egypt has found further evidence that a secret chamber may be located behind the tomb of King Tutankhamen, which some consider to be the inner fertiti
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Considered the stepmother of Tutankhamen, it is confirmed that her final resting place will be the most striking archaeological discovery in Egypt this century.
Damaty said at a press conference that the radar scan analysis of the site on last November showed that Tutankhamen's room had two empty spaces behind the two walls. "(
The different things behind the walls, may be different materials of metal, may be organic, "he said.
Damaty said in November that after the initial radar scan was sent to Japan for analysis, "things" were 90% more likely to be behind the wall of the room in Tutankhamen.
A more advanced scan with the international research team will be conducted at the end of this month to confirm whether the empty space is actually a room.
Only then will he be able to discuss when and how the team will be able to get into the room, Damaty said.
"We can say there are more than 90% rooms.
But I didn't start the next step until I was 100%.
"This discovery may be a boon to Egypt's ailing tourism industry, which has suffered endless setbacks since the uprising that ousted dictator Hu hosni Mubarak in 2011, but remains important for foreign exchange
Nicholas Reeves, a British Egyptian antiquities scientist who led the investigation, believes that Tutankhamen's mausoleum was initially occupied by neifertiti, while she was not disturbed behind what he thought was the wall.
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The statue a year ago is now on display at the Berlin Museum, which will provide new clues to the mysterious period of Egyptian history.
"This may be the discovery of this century.
This is very important for the history of Egypt and the history of the world, "Damaty said. (
Report by Amina Ismail;
Work by Eric Knecht;
Edit Gareth Jones)