Monday, February 29, 2016
New Discovery, Luxor: Secret Room ‘Full of Treasures’ Discovered Near Tutankhamon’s Tomb
CAIRO: A secret room with “treasures” near King Tutankhamen’s 3,300-year-old tomb has been discovered, Egyptian Minister of Tourism Hesham Zazou told Spanish newspaper ABC during his trip to Spain.
The new discovery will officially will be announced in April, he added. A French team told Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh al-Damaty that radar and thermography on the walls of the tomb revealed that there is a hidden chamber, French newspaper Le Figaro reported.
“It (the hidden chamber is full of treasures,” Damaty was quoted as saying. Tut’s tomb was discovered in 1922; the gold mask of the Pharaonic king is in the Egyptian Museum downtown.
In November the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities conducted researchers for hidden chambers could include Queen Nefertiti. The researchers have been carried out upon hypothesis from British Egyptology Nicholas Reeves.