A new discovery has been made that may point to the mysterious burial place of Queen Nefertiti: alongside her son, King Tut.


Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has released information that scans done on King Tut’s tomb shows that there are two hidden chambers behind his tomb. Antiquities Minister Mamdouh Damaty said Thursday in a statement that the radar scans also revealed that there is organic and metallic matter in the hidden chambers which suggest a burial place.

Damaty also said it was too early to tell what the metal and organic matter could be, saying only that he thinks the chambers could contain the tomb of a member of Tut’s family, possibly a woman.

“It means a rediscovery of Tutankhamun. It is very important for Egyptian history and for all of the world,” he added.

Queen Nefertiti was an Egyptian queen and the Great Royal Wife of Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh. With her husband, she reigned at what was arguably the wealthiest period of Ancient Egyptian history.

British Egyptologist Nicolas Reeves has argued in the past that the Queen’s tomb is close to the young king and is small enough to hold a woman’s body and belongings.

The next step will determine the size of the chambers and the thickness of the walls on March 31 but in order to preserve the ancient walls and tomb, no further plans have been made.

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