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They know something is there; they just don't know how big it is. That's the latest from Egyptian officials who are trying to determine whether Queen Nefertiti's tomb might be hidden behind King Tutankhamun's tomb.
The news came Saturday, as Egypt's minister of antiquities announced the latest findings of a project that's scanning ancient pyramids, in the hope of finding chambers that have remained hidden since the 14th century B.C.
originally posted by: stuthealien
just knock the wall down already why are they delaying i see no point in dragging it out ,they think something is there so just smash it open and have a look
originally posted by: zinc12
Do you think if something interesting is in there we will hear about it?
If something was in there will they be able to get it without destroying wall art etc?
originally posted by: Sparta
Anybody aware of an update? The article I read it stated they would release information the Thursday after the original statement...
“We said earlier there was a 60 percent chance there is something behind the walls. But now after the initial reading of the scans, we are saying it’s 90 percent likely there is something behind the walls,” Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty told reporters.
He said he expected to reach the other side of the tomb’s wall within three months.
originally posted by: rewdy75
a reply to: Blackmarketeer
Maybe they know it's now safe to mention it, cause they already checked. How can Neffertiti be behind if she died later? Must be another entrance somewhere else!!
Nefertiti died about seven years before Tutankhamen and loomed large over her era of Egyptian history. She supported her husband’s conversion of Egypt, presided over a period of striking art – some of its most famous works are sculptures of her –and may have ruled the kingdom alone in the years after Akhenaten’s death.
originally posted by: rewdy75
a reply to: Marduk
I thought the article said that his tomb was meant for her, but his unexpected death meant they had to use her tomb for him. .
They do talk about a false door in his tomb or something. Maybe all the false doors in all the tombs have something behind them.
originally posted by: Byrd
a reply to: dreamingawake
I think they're waffling because the results really aren't that astonishing after all (in other words, I think that they found a small space and not the large rooms that are usual with such tombs)
This behavior is typical when someone announces BEFORE the fact that they've found something (Cleopatra's tomb, the last time Reeve "found" Nefertiti, etc, etc.) They'll quit mentioning it and seize on something new, hoping folks will forget it. And usually the public does forget it.
originally posted by: Butterfinger
a reply to: Byrd
I tend towards this thought as well, but I propose that it may be due to the fear of terrorist attacks on the tomb if it was confirmed.
I'm worried about that at least.