British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves will be given on Monday an opportunity to defend his hidden chamber theory as regards the burial of Queen Nefertiti as an expedition to Tutankhamun tomb in the Valley of the Kings will be made, Antiquities Minister Mamdouh Damaty said.
Reeves believes that Queen Nefertiti’s crypt may be buried in hidden doorways behind King Tutankhamun’s 3,300-year-old tomb.
In his theory, Reeves argues that Tut, who died at the age of 19, may have been rushed into an outer chamber of what was originally the tomb of Nefertiti, which has never been found.
Damaty said the ministry was keen to interact with Reeves once he announced his theory to prove whether it is true or not.
A press conference will be held in October after the tomb examination to announce the results, he added.
Famed for her beauty, Nefertiti was the wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten – Tutenkhamen’s father – and ruled with him as queen of Egypt in the 14th century BC.
She wielded enormous influence and may have been as powerful a figure as her husband – yet her tomb has never been found.