Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Is Nefertiti still buried in Tutankhamun’s tomb? Archaeologists examine a new theory | BEYONDbones

Fascinating, well worth a read.    

Is Nefertiti still buried in Tutankhamun’s tomb? Archaeologists examine a new theory | BEYONDbones:



Archaeologists examine a new theory
Published by Tom on October 5, 2015 at 12:26 pm in Egyptology

Tutankhamun has been in the news again, following online publication of Nicholas Reeves’s article that suggests that Tut’s tomb may still be keeping a very big secret: the burial of the king who ruled before him, hidden behind the painted walls of Tut’s burial chamber. To cap it all, this mysterious predecessor, Ankhkheperure Smenkhkare, was probably Tut’s mother-in-law Nefertiti, who changed sex and ruled as king after the death of her husband (and Tut’s father) Akhenaten, in about 1330 BC. No wonder Tut’s life was turned into a miniseries earlier this summer…

1 comment:

Anne Blake-Watkins said...

If the hidden chambers are Nefertiti's tomb, surely they would not have blocked up the entrances until burying Tut in order to make a separate chamber and then painted the walls. There would be no point in blocking the entrances after Nefertiti's burial. Tut was reigning in Thebes some 7 years before his death. I do not think the walls were painted for Nefertiti's funeral. Anne Blake-Watkins