(ORDO NEWS) — The mummy of the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti may be hidden in the secret room of Tutankhamun’s tomb. This is reported by The Guardian newspaper.
This opinion was expressed by the British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves based on the results of an analysis of the surfaces of the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamen, who ruled in 1332-1323 BC. e.
The inconspicuous hieroglyphs found in it support the hypothesis that this room is only part of a much larger tomb. In 2015, Reeves found lines on the walls in high-resolution images of the tomb that indicated unexplored doorways, but at the time other experts ignored this.
On one of the walls of the tomb there is a drawing depicting the royal funeral. It follows from the signatures that Tutankhamen’s funeral is depicted on it, and they are conducted by Pharaoh Eye, his successor.
Reeves realized that the cartouches representing Tutankhamun were inscribed on top of Nefertiti’s cartouches.
A cartouche is an element of the writing of Ancient Egypt, a special outline that circled the royal name, and the inscription itself can also be called this word.
“A close examination of the Eye cartouches reveals clear, underlying traces of an earlier name, Tutankhamen.
In its original version, this scene depicted Tutankhamun performing a funeral ritual for the original owner of the tomb, his immediate predecessor, Nefertiti, the scholar believes.
This conclusion finds absolute confirmation in the profiles of the faces of the figures – the upturned nose and plump chin of the figure, currently designated as Eye, corresponds to the standards adopted for the official images of Tutankhamun at the very beginning of his reign.
The facial features of the mummy depicted in the drawings are also female, according to the scientist.
Thus, Aye placed the mummy of Tutankhamen in one of the rooms of the tomb of Nefertiti, changed the inscriptions and “re-arranged” the burial. This may explain why Tutankhamun’s tomb is so small compared to the tombs of other kings.
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