It’s been a long time coming and we’re still not inside yet, but radar scans have revealed a 90 percent chance that there are two hidden chambers behind Tutankhamun’s tomb in Luxor, Egypt. Describing the new evidence as what could be “the discovery of the century”, Egyptian antiquities minister Mamdouh Eldamaty said the scans also show signs of “metallic and organic substances” inside the chambers, hinting at the possibility that this could be the treasure-adorned tomb of Tutankhamun’s long-lost stepmother, Queen Nefertiti.
“This would be like having the discovery of Tutankhamun again. It could be the discovery of the century. It is very important for Egyptian history and for all of the world,” Eldamaty told the media today.
The new evidence comes six months after new high-resolution images taken of the northern and western internal walls of the 3,300-year-old tomb revealed never-before-seen markings in the plaster that were oddly similar to those found by Howard Carter on the entrance gate of the boy king’s tomb in 1922. Source: New evidence of secret chambers in Tutankhamun’s tomb hints at royal treasures