A British archaeologist from the University of Arizona believes he may have found the resting place of Queen Nefertiti in the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Hidden doorways within Tutankhamun’s tomb may lead to Nefertiti’s resting place.
Dr Nicholas Reeves, made the claim after studying high-resolution scans of the walls of King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor. It is claimed that the scans showed two hidden doorways behind the painted plaster on the walls.
While one doorway appeared to lead to a store room, Dr Reeves believes that the other leads into Queen Nefertiti’s burial chamber. If this is correct, it could lead to a discovery of treasures more magnificent than those found in Tutankhamun’s tomb.
It has long puzzled archaeologists as to why Tutankhamun’s tomb was unusually small, as it gives the impression that it is actually an antechamber.
Nefertiti was the wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten and was famed for her beauty. She ruled in the 14th century BC during the 18th dynasty.