There are no hidden rooms near the tomb of Tutankhamun pharaoh as it had been imagined. The answer was provided on Sunday by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, according to AFP.
This conclusion was based on a “high-level geophysical research” conducted by a scientific team from the Polytechnic University of Turin.
“It has been concluded, with a very high degree of reliability, that the hypothesis of the existence of hidden chambers or corridors adjacent to Tutankhamun’s tomb is not supported by the RPS data,” said Francesco Porcelli.
The head of the Italian scientific team said that studies and analyses were carried out using a ground penetrating radar (RPS).
A cave was discovered in the pyramid of Cheops sheltering the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Therefore, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities is convinced of this research which has provided “conclusive evidence of the nonexistence” of these chambers.
Nicholas Reeves, the British Egyptologist, had speculated that the mummy of Nefertiti, Akhnaton’s wife, would be hidden in a secret chamber of Tutankhamun’s tomb, located in the Valley of Kings near the centre of Luxor in east of the country.
This operation is the third RPS survey after those of the Japanese and American scientific teams. The tomb housing the mummy of Nefertiti, Queen of Egypt born almost 3,400 years ago, has never been found. This gives free rein to several hypotheses and speculations.