British archaeologist Nicolas Reeves, accompanied by a three-strong German television team, arrived in Luxor late on Wednesday to take part in opening some ancient tombs on the western bank of the tourist city.
He was welcomed at the airport by Antiquities Minister Mamdouh Damaty and Luxor Governor Mohamed Badr.
The Egyptologist is also in Egypt for the infrared imaging of the burial chamber of King Tut in Luxor, to take place on Thursday, in a bid to prove his hidden chamber theory.
Reeves is convinced that that the tomb of Queen Nefertiti, which was never found, will be located in a hidden chamber behind King Tutankhamun’s 3,300-year-old tomb.
His theory is mainly based on the surface scans made by Factum Arte of King Tut tomb as It provided information about what is hidden behind original walls.
Nefertiti was the chief consort of the pharaoh Akhenaten in the 14th Century BC and her whereabouts is one of the enduring mysteries of Egyptology.