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Has the secret tomb where Queen Nefertiti is buried been found? Hidden chambers near...


A series of hidden chambers at the 3,400-year-old tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt's Valley of the Kings could be the final resting place of 'mysterious' Queen Nefertiti.

The famed female pharaoh ruled Egypt from 1353 to 1336 BC and was either mother or step-mother to King Tut - Egyptology believed she was laid to rest in the Valley of the Kings but her tomb has never been found. 

A team of archaeologists, led by former Egyptian minister of antiquities, Mamdouh Eldamaty from Ain Shams University, used ground penetrating radar (GPR) to uncover the hidden secrets of the ancient tomb.

Radar surveys found corridors a few feet from Tutankhamun's burial chamber that seem to lead to a larger 32ft wide room with 6ft high ceilings.

The large room was found within the bedrock a few feet to the east and at the same depth as Tutankhamun's chamber. and some Egyptologists believe it could be the missing tomb of Nefertiti.