Wednesday, September 23, 2015

QUEST FOR NEFERTITI'S LOST TOMB
GETS UNDERWAY NEXT WEEK



THE search for the tomb of Egypt’s beautiful heretic queen Nefertiti will launch on Monday with sensitive surveying equipment being moved into the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

Egyptian news service Ahram Online reports a team of experts, dignitaries and British archeologist Nicholas Reeves will enter Tutankhamun's famous tomb on September 28.

Once inside they will use "non-invasive, wall-penetrating radar" to inspect the northern wall of the famous boy-king’s burial chamber for evidence of a secret door.

Reeves last month published a study detailing what he described as evidence that Tut’s tomb had originally belonged to his stepmother, Nefertiti, and that her remains may still be hidden there.

This blog's was among the first to report his theory.

Our initial story in July (which you can READ HERE) made headlines around the world.

His theory has won the support of two top Egyptian authorities: Egypt's Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty,  and ZAHI HAWASS.

Writing in a paper published at ACADEMIA.EDU, Reeves bases his theory on new, high-definition color photography of painted scenes in Tutankhamun's burial chamber released in recent months online by Madrid-based art-replication specialists Factum Arte.

He believes he has discovered a secret doorway in a false wall within the tomb of King Tutankhamun. On the other side, he speculates, is the undisturbed burial of the tomb’s original owner - Queen Nefertiti, the wife of the "heretic" pharaoh, Akhenaten.

Since then the world’s media has been frothing at the prospect of the discovery of the century ... the tomb of one of Egypt’s most famous queens.

The final resting place of Queen Nefertiti, the powerful wife of Pharoah Akhenaten, has long been lost. Her 14th Century BC enemies had gone to great lengths to erase any trace of her and her husband after the royal couple overthrew the old gods and imposed the monotheistic worship of the Aten — a sun god.

The old religious powerbase regained control during the reign Akhenaten’s son, Tutankhamun.

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