New Discoveries in King Tut’s Tomb?

Queen Nefertiti… Is she waiting to be discovered?

When Howard Carter opened Pharaoh Tutankhamen’s intact tomb in 1922, it was the archaeological discovery of the century.

Now some scientists are saying that radar scans indicate that there may be more discoveries, equally sensational, to be made in the same tomb ( ).

It should be noted that Zahi Hawass, the dean of Egyptian archaeology, says it’s all a lot of hot air.

But if there were a great discovery to be made, what could it be? Queen Nefertiti’s tomb? She’s famous for a beautiful portrait bust made during her lifetime.

Or could it be the tomb of Ankh-es-en-amen, King Tut’s queen, whose last resting place has yet to be found?

Either way, it would be a spectacular discovery–mummies, treasure, objects of art, and maybe even an answer to the question that still tantalizes Egyptologists–was the boy pharaoh murdered, or did he die of natural causes?

Tut is historically significant because his father, Pharaoh Ikhnaten, tried to impose a monotheistic religion on Egypt, some 3,300 years ago.

I once had a neighbor who said King Tut was secretly living somewhere in his building, but I suppose he was mistaken.

Anyhow, it’s been a very long time since such a splashy discovery was made, and Egypt could certainly use the publicity–not to mention a likely boost in tourism.

Stay tuned for further developments.

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