Tuesday, September 29, 2015

TUT TOMB'S WALLS 'HIDE CHAMBERS'
WHICH COULD BE NEFERTITI'S TOMB



IN a discovery which could be the biggest archaeological find of the 21st Century, experts looking for the lost tomb of Nefertiti say they have found clues that there are hidden chambers behind two walls of King Tutankhamun's Tomb.

Antiquities minister Mamdouh Eldamaty announced that the first examinations carried out by himself and British archeologist Nicholas Reeves in Luxor on Tutankhamun's tomb have revealed that the tomb's northern and western walls both hide chambers.

There are scratching and markings on both walls like those found on the entrance gate of Tutankhamun's tomb when it was discovered in 1922, Eldamaty explained.


"This indicates that the western and northern walls of Tutankhamun's tomb could hide two burial chambers," Eldamaty told Ahram Online.

Nicholas Reeves said their investigations showed the tomb's ceiling extends behind the northern and western walls. 

He is now almost convinced his theory suggesting the existence of two undiscovered chambers is correct.

"After our first examination of the walls we can do nothing more until we receive the all-clear from the radar device to confirm the our findings," Reeves told Ahram Online.

Eldamaty has promised that on 4th November, the anniversary of the discovery in 1922 of Tutankhamun's tomb, results of radar scans on the two walls will be announced.

Reeves believes the northern wall painting in Tutankhamun's tomb depicts the boy king completing a death ritual for queen Nefertiti.

Mainstream scholarship says the painting shows king Ay doing the ritual for Tutankhamun. Now studies of wall paintings in the tombs of Ay and Tutankhamun will test Reeves' theory.

In July 2015 Reeves 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 power base regained control during the reign Akhenaten’s son, Tutankhamun.


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