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Hidden chambers in King Tut's tomb: It could be discovery of the century

It Could Be Hailed As The Potential ‘discovery Of The Century’ As Archaeologists Discovered The Possible Burial Place Of Queen Nefertiti — Stepmother Of King Tutankhamun.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 20 Mar 2016, 08:49:15 PM
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New Delhi:

It could be hailed as the potential ‘discovery of the century’ as archaeologists discovered the possible burial place of Queen Nefertiti — stepmother of King Tutankhamun.

According to the recent radar scans, secret chambers behind King Tut’s tomb may reveal a lot about the king and those times. Archaeologists may succeed in finding the burial place of his stepmother Nefertiti She was the wife of Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten and was said to have wielded considerable influence over him.

Some believe she ruled after her husband’s death, until Tutankhamun took over. Though the discovery of King Tut’s tomb in early 20th century has already sparked an interest in ancient Egyptian history.  The remains and death of  Nefertiti have always remained shrouded in mystery.

Her burial place is still known known to the world. For the same, British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves created quite a stir when he put forth a theory in August, 2015.

He said in his paper that, “As Akhenaten’s first wife and co-regent, Nefertiti may have succeeded him as pharaoh and ruled Egypt until her death. The burial complex in which Tut was found was really Nefertiti’s. When Tut died young — amid political and cultural chaos — no tomb was ready for him, so he was rushed into an ante-chamber to his step-mother’s (or mother’s). And the relatively minor boy king has been there ever since — a distraction from the true treasures that lay beyond.”

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First Published : 20 Mar 2016, 08:42:00 PM