Archaeologists announce discovery of Tutankhamun's wife lost tomb


Wed, 19 Jul 2017 - 03:06 GMT

The Valley of Kings – Courtesy Wikimedia

The Valley of Kings – Courtesy Wikimedia

CAIRO – 19 July 2017: The tomb of what is thought to be Ankhesenamun, wife of King Tutankahmun, is believed to have been found in the Valley of Kings by Egyptologists working in the area.

Egyptian Archaeologist and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs Zahi Hawass is the one who found the burial plot next to the tomb of Pharaoh Ay.

As he was Ankhesenamun's second marriage after the death of King Tut in 1327 B.C, the discovery of his Ay's tomb leads researchers to speculate that his wife would have been buried alongside him.

Hawass tells livescience through an email that "We are sure there is a tomb there, but we do not know for sure to whom it belongs.

We are sure there is a tomb hidden in that area because I found four foundation deposits. The ancient Egyptians usually did four or five foundation deposits whenever they started a tomb's construction. The Radar did detect a substructure that could be the entrance of a tomb."

In a follow up update to livescience however, Hawass cautions that there might not be a tomb there, and that further excavations are required to be certain.



Leave a Comment

Be Social