SECRET. Two unknown chambers are well concealed in Tutankhamun's tomb! The preliminary results of the radar analyzes carried out on November 26 and 27, 2015 by the Japanese expert Hirokatsu Watanabe inside the Hypogeum of the Little Pharaoh, in the Valley of the Kings, in Luxor, Egypt, prove it! This was declared Thursday, March 17, 2016, Mamdouh Eldamaty the Minister of Egyptian Antiquities, during a press conference given at the headquarters of this institution, in the district of Zamalek, Cairo. On the radar images, the Japanese specialist discerned "empty spaces, containing organic and metallic materials" . These announcements definitively confirm the thesis of the British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves, of the University of Arizona (United States) who since August 2015 affirms that the burial of 3300 years of the famous pharaoh of the 18th dynasty contains another tomb. For him, the beautiful Nefertiti, mythical queen of Egypt, would be buried there!
Plan of Tutankhamun's tomb unveiled during the conference held in Cairo on Thursday, March 17, 2016. The two secret chambers are located there. CREDIT:Ministry of Antiquities
A new phase of radar examinations scheduled for the end of March
On March 3, 2016, in an interview given to an Egyptian daily, Mamdouh Eldamaty, questioned about the possible presence of unknown pieces in Tutankhamen's tomb, had already declared that "...the results were positive, and that they were in the process of to investigate the question of choosing the most effective and least invasive method to use to probe the interior of Tutankhamun's burial chamber to see what lay behind" ... Did he feel compelled to intervene following the inopportune statements of the Egyptian Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou, who had recently declared in the Spanish press that a "real Big Bang" was to be expected? /em> ? Still, Mamdouh Eldamaty, also announced on Thursday that a new phase of radar examinations should begin at the end of this month in the tomb of Tutankhamen, to determine more precisely the dimensions of these chambers. Will Nefertiti, wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten, father of Tutankhamun, be found there? Will it be surrounded by treasures or just a few remnants left by Tutankhamun who is said to have plundered much of the burial treasury of a predecessor? This is also the whole question. Several specialists consider that we already know the mummy of Nefertiti, and that the tomb could contain, - if there is a burial - the remains of another royal personage…. That almost a century after Howard Carter (1922), another Briton discovers a new burial inside the most famous of tombs would be a spectacular twist!