Archaeologist says he may have found the tomb of ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti
If Nicholas Reeves is right, he may be on the verge of making one of archeology's greatest ever discoveries.
LUXOR, EGYPT — A British archaeologist who says he may have found the tomb of ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, might have made one of the biggest discoveries in the field’s history.
Nicholas Reeves at the University of Arizona has published a paper describing analysis of detailed scans of the tomb, which revealed two previously concealed doors in the tomb of King Tutankhamun. He believes that one of the doors would likely lead to a storeroom. The other door could lead to a room holding the remains of Queen Nefertiti, believed by some to be Tutankhamun’s mother.
“I have been testing the evidence ever since, looking for indications that what I thought I was seeing was, in fact, not there ... but the more I looked, the more information I found that I seemed to be looking at something pretty real”, Reeves told the BBC.
Finding the tomb of Queen Nefertiti would be a huge breakthrough for archaeologists. However, many insist that more tests are needed to strengthen Reeves’s theory.
Queen Nefertiti was the wife of King Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh during the 14th century BC. MICHELE FALZONE / JAI / CORBIS
Some believe Queen Nefertiti was the mother of King Tutankhamun, who took power when he was a young boy. REUTERS
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