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King Tut Mystery Deepens As Metals, Organic Material Detected Behind Tomb Walls - Huffington Post

Huffington PostKing Tut Mystery Deepens As Metals, Organic Material Detected Behind Tomb WallsHuffington PostIt's being hailed as the potential “discovery of the century” — and it hasn't even been discovered yet. Newly released data from radar scans of King Tutankhamun's tomb find that not only are there secret chambers likely hidden behind the walls, but ...Hidden rooms may be in King Tut's tombWGNOHidden rooms found in Tut's tombArkansas OnlineMystery solved? Radar finds hidden rooms in King Tut's burial chamberNOLA.comNPR -USA TODAY -Charlotte Observer -Albuquerque Journalall 681 news articles »

It's being hailed as the potential "discovery of the century" -- and it hasn't even been discovered yet.

Newly released data from radar scans of King Tutankhamun’s tomb find that not only are there secret chambers likely hidden behind the walls, but objects in them as well. The radar scans reveal "metal" and "organic materials," according to Egyptian officials speaking at a news conference in Cairo on Thursday. 

It's far too early to say if "metals" means a long-lost treasure and if "organic materials" indicates a mummy or mummies, but Egyptian officials, hoping for a much-needed tourism boost, are excited by the possibility. 

"It could be the discovery of the century,” Mamdouh Eldamaty, the Egyptian antiquities minister, said in a news release from National Geographic, which also released images from the tomb: 

Reeves believes the hidden chamber is the long-lost final resting place of Queen Nefertiti -- and that if she's in there, the chamber and its treasures have likely been untouched

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