Tutankhamun's Tomb to Close
From October this year the tomb of the world famous pharaoh Tutankhamun, in the Valley of the Kings, will close to the public to allow restoration work. The Egyptian authorities have decided to preserve and protect the tomb as it is one of Egypt's most import archaeological sites. A date for the reopening of the tomb has not been given as it is not definite how long the restoration project will take.
Tutankhamun's mummy is to be transfered to a secondary tomb to protect it. It would seem an ideal time to follow up on egyptologist Nicholas Reeves new theory that Nefertiti may be buried in and adjoining chamber to Tutankhamun's tomb. With the tomb closed scans could easily be performed to ascertain if there are two hidden doorways or passeways leading to other chambers.
Published: 21st Sep