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NEWS: ’90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb’, Egypt says

NEWS: ’90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb’, Egypt says

 “Egypt said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun’s tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum. Researchers say the discovery of a new chamber could shine new light on one of ancient Egypt’s most turbulent times, and one prominent researcher […]

NEWS: Tutankhamun unmasked?

NEWS: Tutankhamun unmasked?

 “Before being published in a scientific journal in December, British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves, from Arizona University, sent Al-Ahram Weekly an advance copy of his article on the original name inscribed on Tutankhamun’s mask. Entitled “The Gold Mask of Ankhkheperure Neferneferuaten” Reeves relates that an essay was behind his first doubts about King Tutankhamun’s possession of […]

NEWS: Radar scans in King Tut’s tomb suggest hidden chambers

NEWS: Radar scans in King Tut’s tomb suggest hidden chambers

 “After two days of radar scans in the tomb of Tutankhamun, archaeologists have concluded that preliminary examination of the data provides evidence that unopened sections lie behind two hidden doorways in the pharaoh’s underground burial chamber. The results, announced Saturday morning at a news conference in Luxor, bolster the theory of Nicholas Reeves, a British […]

NEWS: ‘Well-preserved’ sarcophagus of 22nd dynasty nobleman unearthed in Egypt’s Luxor

NEWS: ‘Well-preserved’ sarcophagus of 22nd dynasty nobleman unearthed in Egypt’s Luxor

 “During [Thursday’s] inspection tour in Luxor’s West Bank around the tomb of the 22nd dynasty’s Amenhotep-Hwi (TT28), Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty announced the discovery of the sarcophagus of a 22nd dynasty nobleman named Ankh-If-Khonsu. Eldamaty explained that the sarcophagus was found to be well preserved and in excellent condition after being unearthed from a […]