Egypt Promises Fast Action in Search for Queen Nefertiti’s Tomb


Egypt’s antiquities minister is promising authorities will move quickly to get the necessary radar equipment to search for Queen Nefertiti’s tomb amid a new theory that it could be in a hidden chamber behind King Tutankhamun’s tomb.

The theory, presented by British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves, speculates that King Tut, who died at the age of 19, may have been rushed into an outer chamber of what was originally Nefertiti’s tomb.

The tomb is located in the Valley of the Kings near the ancient city of Luxor.

Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty says the radar equipment could be obtained and be at the site within three months.

He told reporters in Cairo on Thursday that plans are being finalized and that he believes the radar equipment “will confirm whether there’s something” there.