Radar scans of King Tut‘s burial chamber have revealed a new discovery. What appear to be two previously unseen rooms have been detected, leading to speculation that Queen Nefertiti could be found in one of them.
Egypt’s antiquities minister, Mamdouh El-Damaty, explained what a significant find this is. Global fascination with King Tutankhamun lasts to this day, and these rooms could hold new information about his life and death, or even his family members’ lives.
“It could be the discovery of a century,” El-Damaty says.
Archeologists have never found Queen Nefertiti’s tomb. She was one of the wives of King Tut’s father. Tut, who died as a teen, is believed to have been buried in a chamber adjoining her burial tomb. Based on the new scans, the chambers are speculated to hold “metal and organic material.”
El-Damaty wouldn’t say whether he believed the scans could show treasure or mummies. The chamber will be scanned again at the end of the month.