Monday, August 31, 2015
The tomb of Tutankhamun could unravel one of the greatest enigmas of Egypt
Ahmad Saleh 10:12 AM Mummy
Egyptian Tutankhamen's tomb (pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty), discovered by Howard Carter nearly 100 years ago in the Valley of the Kings, has a secret camera that would reveal one of the great mysteries of ancient Egypt.
Vanessa Torres Share Nefertiti
This was stated by The Economist renowned archaeologist at the University of Arizona, Nicholas Reeves, who explained that she could rest lost the remains of Nefertiti, queen of what was the eighteenth dynasty of Egypt after marrying Akhenaten, known as the Mother of 'Pharaoh Niño. Although the camera may be an old warehouse, Reeves says that the false wall has a religious dedibujos series that were used to protect the body of a deceased.
According to historians, the theory of Reeves fits a series of irregularities that have always confused Egyptologists on the famous tomb of Tutankhamen. Including the chamber in which he was buried is very small and only slightly larger than the threshold that gives access to it. So it would be logical that the place had been built for the queen, whose interior would have been more extensive and, later, had been seized earlier store for man's body.
Furthermore, this hypothesis British could explain why there are so many objects in the tomb belonging to other pharaohs of the time and were reused and adapted to the so-called 'Pharaoh Niño. In turn, the hypothesis of Reeves would reveal why the area has an arrangement and orientation can only be used in burials of women. "When you put it all together it seems to fit. It may be that I'm wrong, but is potentially the greatest archaeological discovery has been made on ancient Egypt, "says Reeves.
But not all experts agree. And it is that while some Egyptologists as Kent Weeks, who discovered the largest known until the time tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 1995, claim that it is feasible and easily verifiable by radar, other difficult to believe. Among the skeptics it highlights Velasco, who was not convinced by the theory. "The tomb is so studied that I find it strange that you can discover something new after 100 years. But we must wait, "he adds.