There is a 90% percent chance that the tomb of Egypt’s Pharaoh, Tutankhamun, still has two hidden rooms that could shed fresh light on what remains a mysterious period of Egyptian history.
According to the Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, Mamdouh al-Damati, it is a discovery of the century with possibilities of uncovering the burial chamber of Akhenaten, Tut’s father.
“We have two rooms behind the west wall and the north wall of the burial chamber of Tutankhamun,” he said while revealing the results of a study by the Japanese radar expert Hirokatsu.
The findings were based on the inference of famous British Egyptologist, Nicholas Reeves who theorised that one of the two rooms is the Hypogeum (underground archaeological tomb) of Nefertiti, while the second, an unexplored storage room, which “would date apparently” the era of Tutankhamun.
There has been a lot of interest in Nefertiti who died in the 14th century B.C. and is believed to be Tutankhamun’s stepmother.
“After the analysis of this photo in Japan, they tell us that we have here some different things behind the wall, that we have here some different materials, could be metal, could be organic,” Damaty said.
If the find is accurate, it could boost Egypt’s unstable tourism industry, which has suffered endless setbacks since an uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011.