Damaty, Reeves to hold a press conference on King Tut tomb scan
Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty

CAIRO: Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al Damaty will hold a press conference in Luxor Saturday to announce the primary results of the scanning works inside Tutankhamen’s tomb carried out by British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves.

The conference will take place at the Howard Carter’s rest house located in the west bank of Luxor nearby the Valley of the Kings.

In mid-October, the Permanent Committee of Egyptian Antiquities approved the use of non-invasive radar to prove a Reeves’ theory that Queen Nefertiti’s crypt may be hidden behind King Tutankhamen’s.

Furthermore, Reeves said the tomb of Tutankhamen was originally constructed for Queen Nefertiti, strongly believed to be his step-mother,” adding that he found evidences suggesting the death mask of ancient Egyptian king Tutankhamen, currently on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, “was not made for him – in fact, it was made for his stepmother, Queen Nefertiti.”

If the scholars were able to prove their theory, “this would be a new step that could lead us to a most significant archeological discovery in the 21st Century,” Damaty said.

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