There’s Probably a Hidden Tomb in King Tut’s Burial Chamber
King Tut's sarcophagus in his burial chamber, 2012. Image Credit: Getty Images
A group of archaeologists say they may have found a long-lost mummy’s final resting place in the Valley of the Kings. Infrared and radar scans of King Tut’s tomb performed earlier this month revealed differences in temperature along one wall—much like the thermal anomalies recently found in the Great Pyramids in Giza.
There’s a 90 percent likelihood that the disparity in temperatures means a hidden chamber, the Egyptian antiquities minister announced last week. Archaeologists hope that this hidden chamber might house Tutankhamun’s stepmother, Queen Nefertiti, though some predict that it will contain the mummy of another of the wives of Akhenaten, Tut’s father.
Researchers are still studying the data from the latest rounds of scans, so it’s not likely anyone will be busting through that wall anytime soon. This latest news just adds one more mystery to the history of the Boy King.