'The radar scans in the area detected the presence of a possible entrance to a tomb at a depth of five metres (16 feet). Zahi Hawass celebrated the Wedding of his son Sherief at the Mena House Oberoi Hotel on the 2nd of the November. His own exile looks likely to end soon - but the feuds may not. 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. ', 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. but it is $250 cheaper and still get most of the other cutting-edge features found on the more expensive model. When King Tut was aged 12 the backlash against the new religion was so intense that the young pharaoh changed his name from Tutankhaten to Tutankhamun. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? 'The ancient Egyptians usually did four or five foundation deposits whenever they started a tomb's construction. However, his claims have been disputed by other Egyptologists, including Zahi Hawass, head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities. The troubled Egyptian Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass (via Ahram.org.eg) The bad news keeps rolling in for Egyptian Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass, who yesterday was sentenced to … Pictured are statues of goddesses at the site. In 2010 DNA testing confirmed a mummy found in the tomb of Amenhotep II was Queen Tiye, the chief wife of Amenhotep III, mother of Pharaoh Akhenanten, and Tutankhamun's grandmother. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? A team now plans to use radar systems to scan the 3,300-year-old chamber. And the tomb continues to reveal hidden secrets even today. This image shows Tutankhamun (left) receiving flowers from Ankhesenamun (right) as a sign of love. The US Justice Department reportedly launched an investigation into his $200,000 role as National Geographic's Explorer-in-Residence, which helped secure the Washington-based organisation favourable access to the pyramids and Tutankhamun treasures. She was the half sister and cousin of Tutankhamun, with the pair sharing the same father. Ankhesenamun, who was married to Tutankhamun, who reigned from 1332 to 1327 BC, was wed with Ay after Tutankhamun's sudden death. 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Archaeologists have now begun to excavate an area near a tomb in the Valley of The Kings (pictured) which they believe contains her body. Dr Zahi Hawass with Beyoncé during the singer's visit to the pyramids earlier this month, 'Rude' Beyoncé banned from Pyramids by 'Egypt's Indiana Jones', You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. These are among the most important funeral texts found on the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs. This, according to LiveScience, suggests that a big discovery could soon be annouced. However, his claims have been disputed by other Egyptologists, including Zahi Hawass, head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities. At the time, he said one of the secret rooms could be the burial place of Queen Nefertiti. Egyptologists previously discovered what they believe is the burial chamber of Ankhesenamun, Tutankhamun's wife, in the Valley of The Kings. The complex family arrangements of Tutankhamun has been one of the great mysteries surrounding the young king. The Fall of Zahi Hawass Removed as minister of antiquities, the high profile archaeologist no longer holds the keys to 5,000 years of Egyptian history Archaeologists hunting for the lost tomb of King Tutankhamun's teenage wife, Ankhesenamun, may have found her final resting place. Tutankhamun's significance stems from his rejection of the radical religious innovations introduced by his predecessor and father, Akhenaten. The Valley of the Kings in upper Egypt is one of the main tourist attractions of the country, next to the Giza pyramid complex. Ankhesenamun was the third child of Pharaoh Akhenaten and Nefertiti and was born in around 1348BC. No-one keeps Zahi Hawass, the controversial archaeologist described as Egypt's Indiana Jones, waiting. DNA testing has shown that Queen Tiye, whose mummy is pictured above, was the grandmother of the Egyptian Boy King Tutankhamun. He discovered the suspected burial plot near the tomb of the pharaoh Ay in July 2017, using ground penetrating radar. It is located near the ancient city of Luxor on the banks of the river Nile in eastern Egypt - 300 miles (500km) away from the pyramids of Giza, near Cairo. YouTube is slammed for showing auto-play PORN adverts on... Facebook will have AI tools to automatically flag and remove... Instagram launches 'Focus' tool that lets users add... Is this what Facebook's smart speaker will look like? In February 2017, archaeologists announced plans to resume the search for lost burial chambers in King Tutankhamun's tomb. Later analysis in 2013 suggested Nefertiti, Akhenaten's chief wife, was Tutankhamun's mother. Since January, around 100 Egyptian workers have been excavating an area in the western area of Egypt's Valley of the Kings where the wife of Ancient Egypt's most famous ruler is believed to have been buried, World renowned archaeologist and former Egpytian minister for antiquities, Zahi Hawass, uncovered the burial plot near the tomb of the pharaoh Ay. A photo released (pictured) shows archaeologists are excavating an area where previous radar readings pinpointed as the entrance to the tomb. He suffered a deformed foot, a slightly cleft palate and mild curvature of the spine. This image shows Tutankhamun (left) receiving flowers from Ankhesenamun (right) as a sign of love, Evidence of foundation deposits, caches of pottery, food remains and other tools, suggest the construction of a tomb at the site (pictured). The most famous pharaoh at the site is Tutankhamun, whose tomb was discovered in 1922. Since January, around 100 Egyptian workers have been excavating an area in the untouched western area of Egypt's Valley of the Kings. DNA testing has shown that Queen Tiye, whose mummy is pictured above, was the grandmother of the Egyptian Boy King Tutankhamun. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. When my photographer started to shoot, he said 'No, Stop! These are among the most important funeral texts found on the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs. A year later, the royal court moved back to the old capital at Thebes, now called Luxor, which was the centre of worship of the god Amun and the power base of the Amun priests. Archaeologists hunting for the long-lost tomb of King Tutankhamun's wife may have found the entrance to her final resting place. Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities Dr. Khaled Al-Anani announced on Thursday several important archaeological discoveries of Hawass Tutankhamun's mother, believed to have been Nefertiti, is thought to have been Ankhesenamun's aunt. In a written statement in January, a spokesman for Dr Hawass' research team said: 'In January 2018, Zahi Hawass launched his own excavations at the Valley of the Monkeys, a side valley in the area of the Valley of the Kings.

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