Queen Nefertiti could also be certainly one of two mummies already discovered, a number one Egyptian archaeologist has mentioned.
Dr Zahi Hawass mentioned he believes that by utilizing “trendy DNA methods” Queen Nefertiti may very well be recognized as certainly one of two mummies found within the Valley of the Kings.
Dr Hawass introduced that he was excavating a brand new website on the Valley of Kings to seek for the tomb of Queen Nefertiti and Queen Ankhsenamun, the spouse of Tutankhamun on Friday.
However he admitted that the Queens might have already been discovered.
“Utilizing trendy DNA methods, we’re inspecting the 2 feminine queen mummies present in KV 21 as a result of certainly one of them, the headless one, would possibly probably be of Ankhesenamun because of the preliminary research.
“We additionally suspect that the opposite KV 21 mummy may very well be of Nefertiti.”
DNA exams in opposition to two fetuses discovered among the many treasures of Tutankhamun’s tomb to this point point out that one of many our bodies is the mom however archaeologists have but to verify if that is Queen Ankhsenamun.
Tomb KV21 is situated within the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, it was initially present in 1817 by Giovanni Belzoni.
Queen Nefertiti, who died in 1331 B.C. was beforehand believed to have been buried in a big chamber behind a hid door within the tomb of King Tutankhamun.
— to www.telegraph.co.uk