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Archaeologists believe they found tomb of Tutankhamun's wife

Wednesday 19/July/2017 - 01:54 PM
Sada El Balad
The wife of Ancient Egypt's most famous ruler may have been uncovered in the Valley of The Kings، a report from Daily Mail said on Wednesday.

Egyptologists have discovered what they believe is the burial chamber of Ankhesenamun، Tutankhamun's wife.

If confirmed، it could help to unravel the final fate of the boy king's wife، who suddenly disappeared from historical records after her second marriage.

World renowned archaeologist and former Egyptian minister for antiquities، Zahi Hawass، uncovered the burial plot near the tomb of the pharaoh Ay.

Ankhesenamun، who was married to Tutankhamun، who reigned from 1332 to 1327 BC، was wed with Ay after Tutankhamun's sudden death.

Ay ruled immediately after King Tut، from 1327 to 1323 BC.

Evidence of foundation deposits، caches of pottery، food remains and other tools، suggest the construction of a tomb at the site.

The team plan to excavate the newly discovered chamber to determine exactly who is inside.

Speaking to LiveScience، he said: '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.

'[And] the radar did detect a substructure that could be the entrance of a tomb.'

King Tut became pharaoh at the age of ten in around 1332 BC and ruled for just nine years until his death.

In the same year he became pharaoh he married Ankhesenpaaten، his half-sister.


Edited by Ahmed Mohsen

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