King Tut mystery solved: No 'hidden chamber' in famous tomb, experts say

Tutankhamun's Burial Chamber: Hidden Room Mystery Solved

"The studies.have shown that no chambers exist, or even an indication of any threshold or door frames, which contradicts the previous theory that had assumed the existence of passages or chambers adjacent or inside the burial chamber", the statement quoted Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, as saying.

Ground-penetrating radar scans have failed to confirm any hints that King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the KIngs contains a hidden chamber. The antiquities ministry said at the time it was "90 percent" confident of the results, which could have led to "the discovery of the century".

It has always been speculated that beyond King Tut's tomb were a number of hidden chambers, but without any real proof. His linen-wrapped mummy was buried in a lavish golden sarcophagus, and the tomb, discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922, is the most famous of all the burial sites in Egypt's Valley of the Kings and the source of ongoing fascination, myths and legends. Francesco Porcelli of the Polytechnic University of Turin will present the findings later on Sunday.

"It is concluded, with a very high degree of confidence", Porcelli said, "the hypothesis concerning the existence of hidden chambers or corridors adjacent to Tutankhamun's tomb is not supported by the GPR data".

Tutankhamun, one of the last kings of Egypt's 18th dynasty, died at around the age of 19 under mysterious circumstances.

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Following these big claims, three separate archaeological teams have beamed radar surveys at the tomb in the hopes of uncovering the truth.

King Tutankhamun's tomb does not have any secret chambers.

The ministry discussed this whole matter in the second International Tutankhamen's Conference in May 2016.

The museum now hosts more than 43,200 artefacts, of which over 4500 belong to King Tut alone, and its grand opening is planned for 2022.

The Egyptian Antiquities Ministry has been gradually moving King Tut's belongings to the Grand Egyptian Museum, a new museum outside Cairo near the Giza Pyramids to undergo restoration before they are put on display.

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