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Experts scan for hidden chambers in King Tutankhamun tomb - fox news Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists are starting radar scans of the tomb of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun in the southern city of Luxor.The ministry said Thursday the scans will be carried out over a week to check for the existence of any hidden chambers behind the tomb.Egypt carried out previous scans as part of the quest but the findings were inconclusive.The news follows more than two years of speculation after British Egyptologist Dr Nicholas Reeves said he found signs of a hidden doorway in King Tut's tomb.At the time, he said one of the secret rooms could be the burial place of the Pharaoh's stepmother Queen Nefertiti.The tomb of King Tut, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago, was discovered in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings, located on the west bank of the Nile river in Luxor.For many, Tut embodies ancient Egypt's glory because his tomb was packed with the glittering wealth of the rich 18th Dynasty from 1569 to 1315 BC.Researchers are using ground penetrating radar (GPR) to scan the pharaoh's chamber for the existence of two chambers rumoured to be hidden behind its walls.The search is being led by the  Polytechnic University Turin, Italy, and will be the third time in the past two years researchers have looked for the lost chamber.'It will be a rigorous scientific work and will last several days, if not weeks,' Franco Porcelli, the project's director and a professor of physics at the department of applied science and technology of the Polytechnic Univer Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5341599/Egypt-starts-radar-scans-secret-rooms-Tuts-tomb.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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