29 Nov '15, 8am

King Tut's tomb likely has hidden, undiscovered rooms

King Tut's tomb likely has hidden, undiscovered rooms

Tutankhamun, also known as King Tut , is perhaps the most famous of Ancient Egypt's pharaohs, due in large part to the 1922 discovery of his nearly intact tomb. Now that tomb has become the source of renewed curiosity after a new analysis has revealed the possibility of additional hidden chambers within it, reports Phys.org . King Tut's tomb, though elaborately decorated, is small considering Tut's status, which has led to speculation among Egyptologists that it was originally intended as a grander royal tomb, perhaps for someone else. Since Tut died at such a young age, 19, it's possible that his burial was rushed and that his tomb merely represents the outer chamber of a more extensive mausoleum. According to British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves, recent high-resolution images of the tomb reveal what appear to be straight lines that were previously hidden by color and the...

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