40 centuries long flourished anddeveloped one of the most powerful civilizations of the ancient world, which originated long before our era. The history of the development of Ancient Egypt had a significant impact on the subsequent development of Ancient Rome, and, accordingly, on the world of modernity too. To this day, archaeologists continue to excavate Egyptian lands, after studying which they manage to obtain a lot of interesting information about the life of a powerful civilization. A recent study of the famous tomb of the young ruler of Tutankhamun, which is located in the Egyptian Valley of the Kings, found voids outside its walls leading to the tomb of Queen Nefertiti.
Where is the tomb of Nefertiti?
Found in 1922, the tomb of a youngthe ancient Egyptian ruler of Tutankhamun, archaeological scientists are still exploring. According to an article published on Newsweek.com, scientists scanned the walls of the tomb of the pharaoh with a special radar, which allowed to reveal information about what is hidden in the walls of the pyramid. The study revealed the presence of voids near the burial chamber of Tutankhamun. Unknown space about 2 meters high and 10 meters long, presumably can be the tomb of the very Queen Nefertiti, the burial place of which has not yet been found.
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Young King Tutankhamun, whom the peoplecalled Tutus, was the son of King Akhenaten, and when Nefertiti became the wife of Pharaoh, she automatically became the stepmother for Tutankhamun. It is known that at the same time she was also his mother-in-law, since the daughter of Queen Ankhesenamon at that time was already Tutankhamun. 10 years after the official entry into the “post” of the pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, Tutankhamun died at the age of 19. Despite the fact that the exact causes of the death of the young ruler are unknown, scientists are inclined to believe that the rare genetic disease caused by frequent incest incidents within the royal family served as the culprit. So, one of the recent studies revealed the presence of Tutankhamun disease associated with necrotic damage to bones, as well as the presence of his syndrome “cleft palate”.
Be that as it may, the early death of a youngthe ruler came unexpectedly and entailed significant changes for the ancient Egyptian civilization. According to some reports, the present tomb of Tut was previously intended for Queen Nefertiti, but because of the imminent death of the young pharaoh, the tomb had to be modified. The burial place itself was prompted by scientists by this assumption, since it was customary to build tombs for men and women with some differences. So, the tomb of Tutankhamun corresponded to the tombs of the “female” type, and the famous burial mask of the pharaoh also had several female features in the form of the depicted earrings and the broken name.
Detected space outside the wallsworld-famous tombs, scientists suggest, may belong to both Queen Nefertiti herself and her daughter and Tutankhamun's wife, Ankhesenamon. A study conducted in 2015 allowed Egyptologists to identify the presence of “clear linear traces” under the plastered surfaces in the burial chamber of the pharaoh, which may indicate that there were previously doorways leading to the Nefertiti grave. In the event that subsequent studies prove the presence of a hidden room in the tomb of Tutankhamun, the discovery of the Nefertiti mummy could be the biggest scientific sensation of our time.