Infrared thermography study suggests other chambers exist inside Tutankhamun's tomb

Nevine El-Aref , Saturday 7 Nov 2015

Infrared thermography could support Nicholas Reeves' theory suggesting the existence of another burial chamber inside King Tutankhamun’s tomb that could belong to Queen Nefertiti

Twenty-four hours after beginning the first experiment using infrared thermography to scan the walls of Tutankhamun's tomb, preliminary result from the northern wall of the chamber show the presence of temperature differentials that could indicate the existence of additional hidden chambers, Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty told Ahram Online.

In order to certify the results, Eldamaty said, a number of experiments are to be carried out to determine more accurately the area concerned. "A study of the acquired results will be analysed as well," he pointed out.

Eldamaty went on saying that a longer scan, of no less than a week, is required in order to confirm the results.

“Using other methods is possible, to help identify the area different in temperature from the other parts of the northern wall,” Eldamaty pointed out.

The scanning process was carried out by a joint scientific mission from the Ministry of Antiquities in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering of Cairo University and the Heritage, Innovation and Preservation (HIP) Institute, Paris.



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