Tuesday, September 29, 2015

News, Luxor: Official says Egypt approves radar for Nefertiti tomb quest

CAIRO: An Egyptian official says the Antiquities Ministry has given initial approval for the use of non-invasive radar to verify a theory that Queen Nefertiti’s crypt may be hidden behind King Tutankhamun’s 3,300-year-old tomb in the famous Valley of the Kings.

Mouchira Moussa, media consultant to the antiquities minister, said Tuesday that final security clearance will probably be obtained within a month. “It’s not going to cause any damage to the monument,” says Moussa.

Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves had recently published his theory that has yet to be peer-reviewed. 

He says King Tut, who died at the age of 19, may have been rushed into an outer chamber of what was originally the tomb of Nefertiti.

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