The tomb of the legendary Egyptian Queen Nefertiti can be found in the tomb of her stepson – the world famous boy king Tutankhamun. This version was expressed on the eve of the British scientist-Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves, speaking at a press conference in Cairo, reports Reuters.
According to him, in the crypt there are two secret areas. In one of them, as expected, was buried the Queen, who lived in Egypt over three thousand years ago, in the XIV century BC.
Before we get into secret room, the scientists will try to look at them through the walls with the help of modern equipment. They claim that the report about the scan results will be presented on November 4, the anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb, reports NEWSru Israel.
If the hypothesis is confirmed and the tomb of Nefertiti is found, this will be one of the most important discoveries in modern archeology. In its importance it will outshine even the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamen, Minister on Affairs of antiquities of Egypt Mamdouh al-Damati.
Nefertiti, whose name means “Beauty is coming”, was the wife of Pharaoh Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten), and possibly his half-sister. She lived was considered by contemporaries the most beautiful woman. Scientists many years looking for her grave, but unsuccessfully.
In 2003, the British Egyptologist Joan Fletcher made a”sensational statement” that she allegedly managed to identify the remains of the famous Nefertiti. This theory formed the basis of the book Fletcher “finding Nefertiti” and the documentary series of Discovery channel. However, another scientist Zahi Havas said that the remains issued by Fletcher for the mummy of Nefertiti, actually belong to another Egyptian Queen – Ment. In February 2010 were conducted DNA tests. The mummy was the daughter of the Queen of the Party.
For many Egyptians, the image of Nefertiti is one of the symbols of the country, embodying its rich history and beauty. In this regard, the authorities of the Egyptian city of Calamata decided to put on the entrance to the city enlarged copy of the famous bust of the Queen, found in 1912, reported the BBC Russian service.
However, made the statue bore little resemblance to the legendary beauty. Internet users raised a laugh by comparing with Frankenstein, after which the officials were forced to remove the monument.