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DNA technology used to identify Queen Nefertiti's mummy

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CAIRO – AUGUST 14, 2022: Nicholas Reeves once claimed that Queen Nefertiti was buried in a secret chamber behind King Tutankhamun’s tomb.

This allegation was published in a foreign newspaper in an investigation on August 13, 2015.

Recently, prominent archaeologist and former Minister of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass, highlighted Queen Nefertiti and King Tutankhamun in a statement addressed to a number of international newspapers.

Renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass attended a seminar at the 19th Magna Graecia Film Festival. The symposium was held at the Catanzaro cinema and was announced by the president of the festival, Gian Vito.

Mr Hawass announced that former Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El Enani will host an international conference attended by 40 archaeologists from around the world to discuss the antiquities and history of the golden pharaoh, Tutankhamun. . According to the Independent, Hawas will host a gala dinner inside the Luxor Temple, Howard will open his Carter home as a museum, and a grand celebration in front of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Lavanguardia.

In addition to explaining how DNA was used in the discovery of the mummies of Queen Nefertiti and King Tutankhamun’s wife, Hawass said details of Tutankhamun’s death will be released in October.

For years, the whereabouts of Queen Nefertiti’s tomb has sparked controversy among archaeologists. On 22 October 2015, the Permanent Committee approved Nicholas Reeves’ proposal for the use of radar equipment. Test the inner walls of Tutankhamun’s tomb.

On November 26, 2015, an investigation, in collaboration with then-Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mammud El-Dhamati, revealed that Queen Nefertiti’s tomb does not exist behind the walls of Tutankhamun’s tomb. However, he was convinced of a new archaeological discovery, which was confirmed by a radar device that discovered the existence of a cavity behind the tomb.

On May 8, 2016, Khaled el-Enani, former Minister of Tourism and Antiquities of Egypt, held a large conference attended by British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves and Egyptian archaeologists led by Zahi Hawass, who suggested Reeves: I warned you. Without strong evidence you don’t have. ”

Hawass explained that archaeologists must rely on equipment other than the one used and gave the results in Japanese.

During the conference, many scholars demanded more research and analysis to determine the size of the void behind Tutankhamun’s tomb. They also requested more radar surveys, not just for Tutankhamun’s Tomb, but for all other projects.

In 2017, Francesco Borselli of the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy, used GPR to study the interior of the tomb and rule out hidden chambers.

Enani explained that when he surveyed the cemetery in 2017, he found nothing to support the claimed finds, saying that he used harmless radar to study Egyptian antiquities and an international investigation using a different technology. He said he welcomes cooperation with the scientific community. than the one I was using before.