For 40 centuries one of the most powerful civilizations in antiquity flourished and developed long before our time. The history of the development of ancient Egypt had a significant impact on the later development of ancient Rome and, accordingly, on the modern world. To date, archaeologists have been digging up Egyptian areas after studying to get a lot of interesting information about the life of a powerful civilization. A recent study of the famous tomb of the young ruler of Tutankhamun in the Egyptian Valley of the Kings revealed voids outside its walls that led to the tomb of Queen Nefertiti.
Where's the tomb of Nefertiti?
Archaeological scientists who found the tomb of the young Egyptian ruler Tutankhamun in 1922 are still investigating it. According to an article published on Newsweek.com, scientists used a special radar to scan the walls of the pharaoh's tomb to reveal information about what was hidden inside the walls of the pyramid. The study found the presence of voids near the Tutankhamun burial chamber. Unknown space, about 2 meters high and 10 meters long, may be the tomb of Queen Nefertiti, whose tomb has not yet been found.
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The young King Tutankhamun, popularly called Tutus, was the son of King Akhenaten and when Nefertiti became Pharaoh's wife, she automatically became Tutankhamun's stepmother. It is known that she was also his mother-in-law at the same time, since the daughter of Queen Ankhesenamon was already Tutankhamun at that time. Ten years after officially entering the "post" of the pharaoh of ancient Egypt, Tutankhamun died at the age of 19. Despite the fact that the exact causes of death of the young ruler are unknown, scientists tend to believe that a rare genetic disease caused by frequent incest events within the royal family served as the culprit. For example, one of the most recent studies found the presence of Tutankhamun's disease, which is associated with necrotic bone damage, and the presence of its cleft palate syndrome.
However, the early death of the young ruler came unexpectedly and brought significant changes for the ancient Egyptian civilization. According to reports, Tut's current tomb was previously intended for Queen Nefertiti, but due to the impending death of the young pharaoh, the tomb had to be modified. The tomb itself was inspired by this assumption by scientists, since it was common to build tombs for men and women with some differences. Tutankhamun's tomb thus corresponded to the tombs of the “female” type, and the famous pharaoh's tomb mask also had several feminine features in the form of the earrings depicted and the broken name.
Scientists believe that the discovered space, which is located behind the walls of the world-famous tomb, could belong to Queen Nefertiti herself as well as to her daughter and wife Tutankhamun – Ankhesenamon. A study conducted in 2015 enabled Egyptologists to determine the presence of “clear linear traces” under the plastered surfaces in the pharaoh's burial chamber, which could indicate that doors previously led to the Nefertiti grave. In the event that later research reveals the existence of a hidden space in Tutankhamun's tomb, the discovery of the Nefertiti mummy could be the greatest scientific sensation of our time.