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Scans of Tutankhamun's tomb suggest hidden rooms

Scans in Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings point to a hidden chamber, the country's antiquities minister said Saturday, possibly heralding the discovery of Queen Nefertiti's resting place.

Scans of Tutankhamun's tomb suggest hidden chambers
Hirokatsu Watanabe, a radar specialist from Japan, pushes his specially modified 
Koden-brand machine along the north wall of Tutankhamun’s burial chamber 
[Credit: Brando Quilici/National Geographic]
"We can now say that we have to find another chamber, another tomb, behind the burial chamber of King Tutankhamun" Mamduh al-Damati said at a press conference, speaking in English.

Scans of Tutankhamun's tomb suggest hidden chambers
Pointing to his computer screen, Watanabe explains the multicolored bars that 
represent radar data used to determine the material structure of the walls 
[Credit: Brando Quilici/National Geographic]
He said experts were "approximately 90 percent" sure. The tests were spurred by a study by renowned British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves that said Nefertiti's lost tomb may be hidden in an adjoining chamber.

Source: AFP [November 28, 2015]

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  1. There is a trick with the gpr, he must recalibrate in a wall with a hollow zone behind in a way that the signal saturates. Then the gpr transforms in a sort of yes-no scan. I use this trick in a prison study to find hollow zones in the wall.

  2. I have no idea what is meant by "We can now say that we have to find behind the burial chamber of King Tutankhamun another chamber, another tomb,"

    1. Its an English translation of a French news article of an Egyptian guy speaking in English. I'd say some words have been mixed up along the way.

  3. Another chance for Live From Egypt, special program on new tomb complete with ads. Tune in now and sit back while we wow you.


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