Images at the entrance of the tomb of the wet nurse, called Maya, shows the pharaoh Tutankhamen seated on her lap. It's now believed that Maya may have been Tutankhamen's sister, Meritaten.

Tomb Hidden by History, Now Revealed: Wet Nurse of Tutankhamun May have been His Own Sister

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Archaeologists still search for the mummy of Meritaten, and it’s wondered if it might rest in a secret chamber in Tutankhamun’s tomb. Hidden chambers are thought to exist in Tut’s tomb after recent scans revealed anomalous readings. It’s also speculated that such chambers may contain the burial site of Nefertiti , whose body has never been found.

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.

Maia’s tomb will be officially opening to the public next month, revealing the multi-layered lives of the royals of ancient Egypt.

Featured Image: Images at the entrance of the tomb of the wet nurse, called Maya, shows the pharaoh Tutankhamen seated on her lap. It's now believed that Maya may have been Tutankhamen's sister, Meritaten. ( Public Domain )

By: Liz Leafloor      

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How long does it take to pick an unobtrusive are, drill a hole, insert a camera, record it and show the world, god or bad, it cant be that hard or take so long

mikeham50's picture

They may already have.  There is an article in AO, which looks like what I saw – http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/spanish-leak-reveals-hidden-chamber-tutankhamun-tomb-full-treasures-005399

 

mikeham50's picture

Yesterday I saw a news item that said an Egyptian minister visiting Spain, let slip that there were treasures behind the ‘door’, as if they had looked in.  Apparently nothing was supposed to be said until a news conference in April.  I was going to link the news page here but cannot find it now.

lizleafloor's picture

Hi Mike – we have an article on that incident. You can find it here:

http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/spanish-leak-reveals-hidden-chamber-tutankhamun-tomb-full-treasures-005399?nopaging=1

Interesting times in archaeology! Can’t wait to see what is revealed.

Thanks,

Liz Leafloor

mikeham50's picture

Thanks Liz.  Didn’t see your message until after I Googled it which led me back to the AO page!  I also posted the link.

Mike

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