Thursday, March 17 2016 14:42 EET
Two secret rooms were found in the tomb of Tutankhamun
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Minister of Egypt's Antiquities Mamdouh al-Damaty said that two hidden rooms, in which metal and "organic" objects had been kept, were found in the tomb of Tutankhamun. Two secret rooms were revealed with the help of a radar scan.

According to the minister, the conclusions drawn on the basis of scanning are 90% accurate.

Archaeologists believe that they supposedly have discovered the burial place of ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti.

Nefertiti was the queen of ancient Egypt in 1351-1334 BC.

It is believed that Nefertiti, the wife of Pharaoh Amenhotep, was Tutankhamun's stepmother.

British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves believes that Tutankhamun, who died suddenly at the age of 19, was buried in front of the tomb, which was probably originally intended for Nefertiti.

Last year, Nicholas Reeves, while meticulously studying the photographs of frescoes in the tomb of Tutankhamun, found the traces of two doorways hidden under a thin layer of plaster.

He believes that one of these doorways may lead to the secret and still not found tomb of the Queen Nefertiti. It was decided to conduct scanning of these two premises after that.

Tutankhamun's tomb was discovered in 1922.

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