Italian archeologists announced that they have started to document the mysterious Valley of the Kings. As part of the project, the team plans to enter the tomb of Tutankhamun and to scan the tomb for hidden chambers, reports Candida Moss.
“Their ultimate goal is to find the legendary final resting place of Queen Nefertiti, the Egyptian Queen who helped lead a religious revolution 3,300 years ago,” says Moss.
Researchers will use radar to search for the tomb. This is not the first time, says Moss, that they’ve tried to use cutting edge technology. In 2015, Nicholas Reeves, a British archeologist based at the University of Arizona, argued that the boy-king’s tomb contained hidden doorways but a subsequent scan by the National Geographic Society revealed nothing.
The discovery of Nefertiti’s burial place would be especially remarkable because she was believed to be the the Queen and Chief Consort of Tutankhamun’s father, Akhenaten, Moss notes, who along with her husband initiated a set of religious reforms that, for a period, turned Egypt monotheistic.”