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Scans suggest hidden chambers inside King Tut's tomb

If the hidden chambers exist, experts say they could house the mummified remains of the legendary beauty Queen Nefertiti. Expectations are high for another scan of King Tutanchamun's tomb at the end of the month.

Radar scans of King Tut's burial tomb show two likely hidden chambers, sparking speculation that, perhaps, the remains of Queen Nefertiti may have finally been found.

Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty announced the results of the Japanese analysis on Thursday and said another scan will be done at the end of the month.

"The scans point to different things behind the walls, different materials that could be metal or organic," he said.

El-Damaty wouldn't say if the new chambers might be Nefertiti's resting place, but did say it could be a burial site for one or more members of Tutankhmun's family.

The mummy of Neferetiti has never been found. The legendary beauty was one of the wives of Tutankhmun's father, the Pharoah Akhenaten. But she is not believed to be Tut's mother.

The scan suggests a "90 percent" that the two hidden chambers are there. The tomb, itself, is located in the ancient necropolis of Luxor.

Japanese radar specialist Hirokatsu Watanabe pushes a machine, about the size of a lawn mower, along the Tomb of King Tut.

Japanese radar specialist have scanned the tomb of King Tut

The revelation could shed new light on one of ancient Egypt's most turbulent times.

bik/rg (AP, AFP)

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