Although more than 100 years have passed since its discovery, the secrets of Tutankhamun’s tomb are still emerging day after day.
New evidence has revealed that the famous tomb also includes the tomb of the legendary Queen Nefertiti.
The treasure of the grave and with it other treasures
The information added that a team led by the British archaeologist, Howard Carter, had discovered exactly 100 years ago today, a stone room in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, in which the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, explaining that if the excavation continued at that time, the world would have discovered a greater reward than the tomb of the king, Dr. Nicholas Reeves suggested to the same newspaper that the most famous woman in the ancient world is also buried there, “Queen Nefertiti,” according to a newly revised book by the British scientist.
The legendary Queen Nefertiti
It is believed, according to the existing symbols, that the person who performed the funeral rites was not I but Tutankhamun himself, and this implies that these illustrations originally showed Tutankhamun burying his predecessor Nefertiti, because the room was originally part of her resting place.
Carter also estimated that a large part of the luxurious burial items that were buried with Tutankhamun were stolen before his discovery of the site in 1922, which means, if what he says is true, that the artifacts that are said to have been stolen may have been buried with Nefertiti.
Part of the new evidence also included a group of hieroglyphs symbolizing the name of the sovereign, which was painted on the north wall of Tutankhamun’s burial chamber, according to the British newspaper, The Times.
“The Beauty Has Come”… The Mystery of Nefertiti’s Tomb
It is noteworthy that Nefertiti, whose name means “the beautiful she came”, is the main consort, the wife of King Amenhotep IV, who later became Akhenaten the famous Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty, who ruled in the 14th century BC.
Known as the “Lady of All Women” and “Mistress of Upper and Lower Egypt”, she lived during the wealthiest period in ancient Egypt, where she was considered one of the most powerful women.
Some scholars believe she was buried in Amarna, the capital founded by her husband, while others have argued about the identities of two mummies found 250 miles above the river in the Valley of the Kings.
While the Egyptians believe that Tutankhamun was placed in an improvised burial chamber in the front portico of a structure built for Nefertiti, archaeologists have been left baffled by the modest size of Tutankhamun’s burial chamber, which has roughly the same dimensions as the antechamber, and Reeves’ theory gained momentum in 2016.