Tutankhamun’s burial chamber ‘proved by radar to have no hidden rooms’
A team made extensive studies, said Egypt’s antiquities ministry.
Radar scans have proved conclusively that King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber has no hidden rooms, according to Egypt’s antiquities ministry.
Extensive studies by an Italian team using ground-penetrating radar showed there were no hidden, man-made blocking walls in the tomb as had been suspected, said Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.
Previous scans by Japanese and American scientists proved inconclusive, he added.
Breaking news: No hidden chambers in Tutankhamun's tomb.— Nile Magazine (@NileMagazine) May 6, 2018
The results from the latest scans of KV 62 have just been announced by the Supreme Council of Antiquities. There are NO indications of any hidden chambers behind the walls of Tutankhamun's burial chamber! pic.twitter.com/jRf1JcfhWt
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.