Is Queen Nefertiti's Lost Grave Hidden In King Tut's Tomb?
Scans of the tomb's walls indicate there could be a hidden chamber in King Tut's tomb, and it could solve one of archaeology's greatest mysteries.By Ryan Biek | August 11, 2015
Here's Queen Nefertiti, King Tutankhamun's mother. A British archaeologist may have found the answer to one of the biggest mysteries in ancient Egyptian history: the location of her lost grave.
While the paint on the tomb's walls kept previous researchers from examining them closely, Nicholas Reeves of the University of Arizona simply scanned them. The cracks in the walls seem to show two concealed passages –– one of which he thinks could run to a queen's burial chamber.
Since King Tut's tomb was discovered in 1922, there have been a lot more questions than answers. Why is it smaller compared to other kings'? Why do the objects found inside seem second-hand? Why is the tomb's main axis angled in a direction reserved more for queens than kings?