Archaeologists have discovered the tomb of Queen Nefertiti
The final resting place of Queen Nefertiti, the legendary beauty who ruled Egypt with her husband, the Pharaoh Akhenaten may have been found, says a British archaeologist. Nicholas Reeves, the University of Arizona, made the statement after a study by high resolution scanning of the walls of the burial chamber of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the kings, near Luxor. Known for its exquisite beauty, the tomb of Nefertiti has been lost over the centuries since her sudden death in 1340 BC. A new theory emerged after extensive analysis of high resolution images, published on the website last year, Factum Arte, the Madrid-based specialist in art restoration who helped to create the facsimile of the burial chamber of Tutankhamen in Luxor.
During the scan, Reeves noticed cracks in the walls, which could indicate two previously unrecognized “Ghost” of the door opening that are behind. “The significance is extraordinary, for if a digital form to translate into physical reality, it seems that we currently face not only the prospect of a new. Tutankhamun — era storeroom on the West; on the North, appeared to signal the continuation of the tomb KV 62 (Tutankhamun’s tomb),and the uncharted depths of the early Royal burials – and even Nefertiti”. In their work about possible finding, Reeves theorizes that the size of Tutankhamun’s tomb “less than appropriate” for the last resting place of the Egyptian king. Instead, he appears, solves the mystery that has baffled archaeologists for many years, explaining that its non-conforming size and the unusual location is because it is an extension of an earlier tomb, originally designed for the Queen.
Reeves also suggests that recycled equipment, which was found in the burial chamber, precedes the accession of Tutankhamun. He comes to the conclusion that this place was probably intended for the Egyptian Queen dynasty, ruling at the end of XVIII — of which, as Reeves indicates, Nefertiti is the only woman to reach such honors — and refocused on the premature death of Tutankhamun at the age of 17. “During the funeral of Nefertiti … of course, nobody thought that Tutankhamun will occupy the same grave. This idea would not have arisen until then, until the early and unexpected death of the king”, quoted by Reeves CNN.
In response to the new theory, Toby Wilkinson, an Egyptologist at Cambridge University, said, “It’s certainly tempting, what Nicholas Reeves has suggested”. “If we look at what we know, we are pretty confident that there are undiscovered Royal tomb of roughly the same period somewhere, because more kings than we do of open tombs, so logic dictates that there are grave, which can be found”.