Several ground penetrating radar studies have already been conducted around and on Tutankhamun’s tomb. Objective: to discover supposed hidden rooms. The latest one concludes that these rooms do not exist.
In March 2016, a Japanese study estimated at 95% the probability of an unknown cavity in Tutankhamun’s tomb. But Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry this week announced that studies and analyzes using ground penetrating radar, conducted by an Italian scientific team at the Polytechnic University of Turin, have provided “conclusive evidence of the non-existence of these rooms.”
Francesco Porcelli, the physicist responsible for this work confirms: “It was concluded, with a very high degree of reliability, that the hypothesis of the existence of hidden chambers or corridors adjacent to Tutankhamun’s tomb is not supported by the GPR data.”
Pending further details, the Ministry assures that the report of the Italian team provides several important conclusions: no trace of jamb or lintel of a door, absence of what could be interpreted as chamber walls or empty areas behind the paintings of the burial chamber, etc.
It must be remembered that the mummy of Nefertiti, the queen of Egypt with legendary beauty, wife of Akhenaton, born almost 3,400 years ago, has never been found in a certain way, giving rise to various speculations and controversies. The British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves thus advanced the theory that Tutankhamun’s tomb could have been originally that of Nefertiti, his mummy could be hidden in a secret chamber.