Ancient Egypt: No Trace of Lost Tomb of Nefertiti during King Tutankhamun’s Burial Site

May 7, 2018 - Finding Carter

One of a many retaining archaeological puzzles of ancient Egypt stays unresolved, as commentary from an Italian-led group of geophysicists ended a two-year bid to learn a mislaid tomb of Queen Nefertiti within King Tutankhamun’s tomb. 

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced in a Facebook post on Sunday that it could conclusively repudiate a existence of dark rooms behind a walls of the child king’s wake chamber. Known colloquially as King Tut, a pharaoh ruled from 1332–1323 B.C., holding a bench as a child and dying at age 18. His linen-wrapped mummy was buried in a intemperate golden sarcophagus, and a tomb, discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922, is a many famous of all a wake sites in Egypt’s Valley of a Kings and a source of ongoing fascination, misconceptions and legends.

According to a ministry, a group of Italian geophysicists conducted Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) studies and research that conclusively disproved British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves’s theory, published in 2015, that a 3,000-year-old wake cover might conceal the final resting place of one of ancient Egypt’s best-known sovereigns.

Queen Nefertiti is believed to be Tutankhamun’s mom since she was a principal mother of his father, Pharaoh Akhenaten. Little is famous about her besides her reputation as a beautiful, absolute queen. The poser surrounding her makes a find of her mislaid tomb, that could yield DNA and answers to unused questions, all a some-more appealing to Egyptologists worldwide.

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05_07_King_Tut The golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun displayed in his wake cover in a Valley of a Kings, Egypt, on Nov 28, 2015. Efforts to find a tip cover in his tomb have led nowhere. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images

Francesco Porcelli of a Polytechnic University of Turin, an Italian city boasting the world’s second-largest collection of Egyptian artifacts after Cairo, presented a commentary during a fourth Tutankhamun International Conference in Egypt this weekend.

Porcelli’s group did not detect any hiatus between a healthy stone and a synthetic walls, nor any pointer of a doorway, nor any justification of blank areas behind a funerary chamber’s paintings. “It is concluded, with a really high grade of confidence,” a method quoted Porcelli as saying, “the supposition concerning a existence of dark chambers or corridors adjacent to Tutankhamun’s tomb is not upheld by a GPR data.”

Porcelli’s study, a third of a kind, was consecrated to settle opposing formula from dual prior studies from a Japanese and an American team. Japanese scientists scanned a walls in early 2016, claiming to have found justification of dual dark chambers. The antiquities method said at a time it was “90 percent” assured of a results, that could have led to “the find of a century.” 

But experts doubted a findings, and after a second investigate was incompetent to imitate a Japanese team’s findings, a method called for a third survey team to “provide a decisive response [to] put an finish to such debate.”

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