“To be honest, I feel numb,” Nicholas Reeves, the archaeologist
who first proposed the existence of the hidden rooms,
said in his Luxor hotel room, after inspecting the tomb. “This has been part of my life now on a daily basis for more than a year.”
"If I'm wrong, I'm wrong," Reeves told the BBC. "But if I'm right, the prospects are frankly staggering.”
So what is the fuss?
Factum Arte, a Spanish group specializing in the replication of artistic works, conducted detailed scans of Tutankhamun’s tomb for a replica model. Nicholas examined the high resolution images and saw fissures that he believes indicate the presence of two sealed doors in the tomb's north and west walls. With genetic evidence suggesting that Nefertiti (D: 1331 B.C.) is the mother of Tutankhamun (D: 1323 B.C.) and some peculiarities in the layout of Tutankhamun's tomb (i.e. when you enter to you turn right, which was traditionally how a queens tomb was set up) it is possible another tomb, possibly Nefertiti's could be behind one of these fissures.
And if this discovery proves correct, will Steve Martin make a new Egyptian song?
Desperately Seeking Queen Nefertiti http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/08/150814-nefertiti-tomb-tutankhamun-tut-archaeology-egypt-dna/
Inspection of King Tut’s Tomb Reveals Hints of Hidden Chambers
Secret doors may conceal the burial chamber of Queen Nefertiti, but tantalizing clues await further testing: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150928-king-tut-tomb-door-nefertiti-archaeology-egypt/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20150928news-kingtut&utm_campaign=Content&sf13597897=1