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Tuesday 18 September 2018

Tutankhamun’s burial chamber ‘proved by radar to have no hidden rooms’

A team made extensive studies, said Egypt’s antiquities ministry.

Experts scan a wall in King Tutankhamun's burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor (Amr Nabil/AP)
Experts scan a wall in King Tutankhamun's burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor (Amr Nabil/AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

Radar scans have proved conclusively that King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber has no hidden rooms, according to Egypt’s antiquities ministry.

Extensive studies by an Italian team using ground-penetrating radar showed there were no hidden, man-made blocking walls in the tomb as had been suspected, said Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

Previous scans by Japanese and American scientists proved inconclusive, he added.

In 2015, British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves proposed, after analysis of high-definition laser scans, that Queen Nefertiti’s tomb could be concealed behind wall paintings in the famed boy king’s burial chamber.

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