Archaeologist thinks that he may have evidence of where Queen Nefertiti’s burial tomb is. Guess what? It may just be in plain sight.
Queen Nefertiti, the mother of King Tutankhamun known for her beauty, has yet to be found. Nicholas Reeves, an archaeologist at the University of Arizona, thinks that Nefertiti’s may be hidden in a passageway right behind Tut’s tomb. He shows proof of this in high resolution photos from the tomb showing the possible doorway.
Reeves believes that in King Tut’s tomb, discovered in 1922, has two passageways. One leads to a storeroom and the other takes you to Nefertiti’s tomb. Reeves, in a paper he wrote for the Amarna Royal Tombs Project, shows diagrams and evidence to support these claims.
The size of Tut’s tomb has always been thought to be smaller in comparison to other pharaohs. Reeves says, “the restricted size of Tut’s burial tomb is less than appropriate for a king’s burial.”
That fact lead Reeves to believe that Tut’s tomb was originally built for Nefertiti. That is when they later expanded to accommodate King Tutankhamun.
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