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Tutankhamun's Burial Chamber: Hidden Room Mystery Solved

Tutankhamun's Burial Chamber: Hidden Room Mystery Solved

Waziri added that the scientific report submitted by Porcella to the Ministry of Antiquities pointedout that the studies showed that there were no rooms at the tomb which contradicted the theory that assumed the presence of corridors or adjacent rooms inside the king's tomb.

The notion that the 3,300-year-old tomb was harbouring a secret chamber was raised to much excitement in 2015.

In March 2016, then Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty announced that radar analysis had nearly definitively ascertained that the tomb has 2 hidden chambers.

Drum roll, please... There is no hidden chamber after all.

In 2015, British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves proposed after analysis of high-definition laser scans, that Queen Nefertiti's tomb could be concealed behind wall paintings in the famed boy king's burial chamber. It had been speculated that this second undiscovered chamber was the tomb of the famous Queen Nefertiti.

The theory held that when the boy king died unexpectedly at a young age, he was rushed into the outer chamber of the tomb in southern Egypt.

The somber news was presented at the fourth International Tutankhamun Conference in Cairo, which was attended by Egyptogists and archaeologists from all over the world.

The Colossal statue of King Ramses II being moved to the GEM in January 2018
The Colossal statue of King Ramses II being moved to the GEM in January 2018

Porcelli and his team scanning the tomb.

A team of Italian researchers used ground-penetrating radar to scan the tomb's walls.

"Dr. Porcelli asserted that the main findings are as follows: No marked discontinuities due to the passage from natural rock to man-made blocking walls are evidenced by the GPR radargrams, nor there is any evidence of the jambs or the lintel of a doorway".

Researchers have been using radar imaging to uncover the truth.

Dr. Porcelli explained that in the course of the research his team analyzed the results of three different scans and had their cross-reference, to correct inaccurate data, which affected the results of the previous scans.

It's unlikely further scans will be conducted in the tomb, and the matter will now be put to rest.

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