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Nicholas Reeves : The Burial of Nefertiti? (2015)
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

" Possible Unmapped Chambers Discovered Near Tutankhamun’s Tomb " (The Art Newspaper - Garry Shaw, 09.05.2019)
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

" Ministry of Antiquities Surveys the Tomb of Tutankhamun in Search of Nefertiti’s Tomb " (Egypt Forward, 11.07.2019)
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Egyptian and British researchers conducted a survey using the radar on the Tomb of the Pharaonic King Tutankhamun, looking for a secret room believed to be where Queen Nefertiti was buried, according to British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves. In 2015, Reeves suggested that the tomb of queen Nefertiti could be concealed behind the north and west wall paintings of Tutankhamun’s burial chamber.

Under the supervision of the Ministry of Antiquities, a three-day survey of the cemetery will be conducted over the next three weeks ...

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just reading about this recently. I know that re-tests using GPR have cast some doubt on the initial favorable findings, but I don't think there's anything inherently improbable about another chamber or two.

The business about the burial of Nefertiti, though-- I'm very skeptical. I think it's much more likely that we either have her mummy already, in one of the anonymous 18th-dynasty female mummies, or that it was destroyed, either deliberately or naturally. We are so spoiled in having so many of the New Kingdom royals that we may forget how astonishing it is to have any of them at all!

If I were placing a wager, I'd bet on an unfinished or just-barely-started chamber with not much of anything inside it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:47 am    Post subject: The Burial of Nefertiti? II (2019) Reply with quote

Nicholas Reeves releases a sequel to his document from 2015 :

The Decorated North Wall in the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV 62) - The Burial of Nefertiti? II. - With A Review of the Geophysical Data By George Ballard. - [ARTP 3]. - 13.07.2019. - [PDF - 34,6 MB]. - 83 S., 40 Fig. :

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This paper revisits an earlier discussion, The Burial of Nefertiti? (ARTP Occasional Paper No. 1), to consider in greater detail the painted north wall in the Burial Chamber (room J) of Tutankhamun’s tomb (KV 62). The changes imposed upon this wall’s three separate scenes are here identified and analysed, and the conclusions found to support the view that KV 62 – architecturally the sepulchre of a queen – had been both intended and employed for the burial of Nefertiti in her capacity as Akhenaten’s heir, Smenkhkare-djeserkheperu. The manner in which this tomb’s outer chambers were adapted and pressed into service for Tutankhamun’s use a decade later – leaving its original occupant in place and undisturbed – is clearly established.

In a supplement to this study, George Ballard – a leading authority on the use of radar and other remote-sensing technologies in the investigation of historic buildings and structures – provides an independent review of the principal geophysical investigations carried out within and around KV 62 since 2015. Contrary to earlier assessments, Ballard is able to conclude that the data collected is both broadly consistent and essentially in line with archaeological indicators and expectations.

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The Decorated North Wall in the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV 62) - The Burial of Nefertiti? II. - With A Review of the Geophysical Data By George Ballard. - [ARTP 3]. - 13.07.2019. - [PDF - 34,6 MB]. - 83 p., 40 Fig. :
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This paper revisits an earlier discussion, The Burial of Nefertiti? (ARTP Occasional Paper No. 1), to consider in greater detail the painted north wall in the Burial Chamber (room J) of Tutankhamun’s tomb (KV 62). The changes imposed upon this wall’s three separate scenes are here identified and analysed, and the conclusions found to support the view that KV 62 – architecturally the sepulchre of a queen – had been both intended and employed for the burial of Nefertiti in her capacity as Akhenaten’s heir, Smenkhkare-djeserkheperu. The manner in which this tomb’s outer chambers were adapted and pressed into service for Tutankhamun’s use a decade later – leaving its original occupant in place and undisturbed – is clearly established.

In a supplement to this study, George Ballard – a leading authority on the use of radar and other remote-sensing technologies in the investigation of historic buildings and structures – provides an independent review of the principal geophysical investigations carried out within and around KV 62 since 2015. Contrary to earlier assessments, Ballard is able to conclude that the data collected is both broadly consistent and essentially in line with archaeological indicators and expectations.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Idea

Suppose conclusive evidence were gathered to indicate another chamber... is it at all practical to consider a new excavation from the surface to get to it, as opposed to knocking holes in the wall of Tut's burial chamber? I'm imagining a shaft sunk adjacent to the hypothetical chamber and then horizontal entry from there.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taking about knocking holes in the wall, on a careful reading of the article it seems that Reeves is accusing Carter of doing just that, and then, as he was a very good painter, covering up his work. If true, and he does present good evidence, that's a surprise. Reeves does state that the presumed wall area was not along the North wall, but in another area which Reeves says was clearly bedrock, and so makes no sense to probe for hidden chambers, hm....
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ikon wrote:
... Reeves does state that the presumed wall area was not along the North wall, but in another area which Reeves says was clearly bedrock, and so makes no sense to probe for hidden chambers, hm....

Small note ... It was / is on the north wall, but not in the area where Reeves suspects the passage (right side if you stand in front). Carter searched on the left, in the area of the wall where in other royal tombs in the Valley an (originally closed and over-painted) passage from the so called shaft room into the following chambers can be found.

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