The stone sarcophagus containing the mummy of King Tut is seen in his underground tomb.

Spanish Leak Reveals Hidden Chamber in Tutankhamun Tomb is Full of Treasures

The Tourism Minister of Egypt Hisham Zaazou may have slipped up during a recent visit to Spain when he revealed startling information about the investigations into a hidden chamber in Tutankhamun’s tomb ahead of official press announcements due to take place in April.  Zaazou said that the hidden chamber has been found to be full of treasures and will be the ‘Big Bang’ of the 21st century.

According to the Spanish National daily newspaper, ABC, Zaazou made the sensational claims during a visit to Spain a few weeks ago.

"We do not know if the burial chamber is Nefertiti or another woman, but it is full of treasures," said Zaazou [via ABC] … “It will be a ‘Big Bang’, the discovery of the 21st Century".

Investigations in Tutankhamun’s Tomb

The Ministry of Antiquities in Egypt launched high-tech analyses within the boy king’s tomb on November 4 after initial infrared scans of the walls of Tutankhamun’s tomb detected an area of greater heat, pointing to the presence of a hidden chamber.

The scans were designed to test out the theory by archaeologist Nicholas Reeves that the tomb of Tutankhamun contains two hidden chambers and that one of them is the final resting place of Queen Nefertiti. According to the Minister, the scans showed a 90 per cent likelihood that there was something behind the walls.

Nicholas Reeves first suspected hidden chambers in Tutankhamun’s tomb following a detailed examination of the Factum Arte scans of the artistic works on the walls of the tomb. Reeves noticed fissures that he thought indicated the presence of two sealed doors in the tomb’s north and west walls.

Scans of the north wall of King Tutankhamun's burial chamber have revealed features beneath the intricately decorated plaster (highlighted) a researcher believes may be a hidden door, possibly to the burial chamber of Nefertiti.

Scans of the north wall of King Tutankhamun's burial chamber have revealed features beneath the intricately decorated plaster (highlighted) a researcher believes may be a hidden door, possibly to the burial chamber of Nefertiti. Credit: Factum Arte.

What lies within the secret chamber?

According to Reeves, King Tutankhamun’s tomb was unfinished when he died unexpectedly as a teenager in 1332 BC. Consequently, he was hastily buried in the tomb of Queen Nefertiti, the principal wife of Akhenaten, who is believed to have fathered Tutankhamun with another wife. Reeves believes that Tutankhamun’s tomb displaced part of Nefertiti's tomb and assumed some of her burial goods and space.

However, Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities al-Damati believes otherwise. According to Agence France Press, Damati believes that any mummy buried in Tutankhamun’s tomb would be more likely to be Kiya, a wife of the pharaoh Akhenaten.

During his visit, Zaazou said there was also a theory that the chamber would be completely empty. However, he asserted that this has now been proven false. “It is not empty. It is full of treasures,” the minister said [via ABC]. “It will be an historic moment.”

Image showing the location of the two chambers from Dr. Reeves report. The upcoming radar scan will search for their existence.

Image showing the location of the two chambers from Dr. Reeves report. The upcoming radar scan will search for their existence. (Daily Mail)

Nile Magazine has questioned why Hisham Zaazou would abandon protocol to reveal such massive news prior to the official press announcements, which are due to take place in April.

“Of course, a cynical person could be forgiven for wondering why, in a government that is a stickler for protocol, the Tourism Minister was revealing such massive news rather than the Minister for Antiquities. It does seem remarkable that Mr. Zaazou has been so loose-lipped. Or could it be that the Minister is largely bluffing, hoping for a much-needed tourism boost?” questions Nile Magazine.

“However it is curious that the British Egyptologist who started all this, Nicholas Reeves, is currently in Luxor. Thankfully we don't have to wait all that long to find out. April will be here before we know it.”

Featured image: The stone sarcophagus containing the mummy of King Tut is seen in his underground tomb. Credit: Nasser Nuri.

By April Holloway


Uhmmm? The above posts are from 2016

Its Feb 2017 now… what was found? 

Old news???

looking forward to hear whats hidden

What exciting news! After thousands of years, King Tut still didn’t gave away all of his secrets yet. The boy king, King Tut was very famous and his region was one of the most documented regions on the walls of Luxor temples and tombs. Not only because he is the only one who ruled Egypt when he was 9 years old but there are much more facts confirms the doubts that there are more to be coming from his tomb. Here are some more facts about King Tut: His father, King Akhenaten had a major issue with the priests of Thebes (Luxor) during his life. King Akhenaten is the first and only king who rebelled against the main god during the New Kingdom, god Amun Ra. When Akhenaton (King Tut’s father and Nefertit’s husband) had his religious revolution against God Amun Ra, the priests kicked him out of Thebes and he had to leave to a new capital, Tell Al Amaran, which is located about 300 miles north of Luxor. When King Akhenaten had to leave, his wife Nefertiti left with him and they both lived there worshipping the new god Aton and there he got King Tut from his second wife Kiya.When he was born, he was called “Tut Ankh Aton” (after his father’s new God Aton). When king Akhenaten died, King Tut who changed his name to be “Tut Ankh Amun” (after the God Amun Ra’s name” returned to Luxor and returned the Glory back to Amun Ra and changed his name to be more related to him. King Tut was 9 years old when he took over because he was the only son for his father so the priests played a major role in the political life then. The Ancient Egyptian documented his region to show his loyalty to God Amun Ra and tried to fix what his father ruined. Finally, the tomb of King Tut is the only one that wasn’t robbed because it is located underneath of another tomb, tomb of King Ramses VI. The tomb robbers didn't look there, they never expected there is a tomb underneath of another tomb. That's why King Tut's tomb waited until Carter found it in 1922.

Egypt must be especially on guard, if all this is true, even if it's not true. The point is, isis is salivating to destroy any pre islam relics. I fear for Egypt, and all areas with ancient ruins

they should start scanning all the pyramids now -- I believe the kings chamber in kufu's pyramid has a questionably block next to sarcophagus. who knows how much stuff we've missed


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