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