King Tut Tomb Scans Support Theory of Hidden Chamber

November 28, 2015 - New evidence supports the theory that King Tut's tomb has a hidden chamber, according to experts who this week completed the first-ever radar scanning of walls inside. Japanese radar specialist Watanabe Hirokatsu, accompanied by Egyptian archaeologists, performed the scanning in the tomb of Tutankhamun, pharaoh of Egypt's 18th dynasty, who died at the age of 17. National Geographic grantee and British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves earlier this year promoted the theory that the hidden chamber could be the burial place of Nefertiti, the mother-in-law of Tutankhamun, and who is believed to have ruled as a female pharaoh, also during Egypt's 18th dynasty. While sight verification, possibly with a small remote camera, is under consideration for Egyptian officials, for now, Antiquities Minister Mamdouh ElDamaty says, "We believe that there could be another chamber."

The research—supported, in part, by the National Geographic Society—is being documented for an upcoming National Geographic Channel special to premiere globally in 2016. 

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