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Searching for Nefertiti - British archaeologist is on the trail

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Searching for Nefertiti - British archaeologist is on the trail


A British archaeologist hopes he’s on the brink of finding the tomb dating back to the 14 century BC of the legendary Egyptian beauty, Queen Nefertiti

Nicholas Reeves is convinced she is buried in a secret chamber hidden behind the tomb of the famous boy king Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings.

Reeves is being allowed to use a sophisticated radar to reveal any irregularities on the tomb walls.

“The interesting aspect of the surface scan is that you can remove the colours – so stuff you can’t see because the painting are blocking – you can actually see the physicality of the wall underneath. Now, that reveals several very interesting features which look not at all natural.”

Reeves theory is based on Tutankhamen having died suddenly at 19, was buried in a rush in a chamber probably not intended for him. Although not proven, some believe Nefertiti was his mother and priests may have put her son in an adjacent tomb.

Reeves is to announce his preliminary findings on Thursday (Oct 1) with the hoe of carrying out extensive scans n late November.

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