Has Nefertiti’s tomb been found? Too soon to tell.

Label this “Too Early to Tell”:

An archaeologist thinks he may have evidence that the tomb of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti is hidden in plain site.

Source: Has Queen Nefertiti’s tomb been found?

In a paper recently published by the Amarna Royal Tombs Project, Nicholas Reeves, an archaeologist at the University of Arizona, suggests that Nefertiti’s tomb may be hidden in a passageway behind Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Reeves examined high-resolution images of King Tut’s burial tomb and found what appears to be fissures and cracks in several places on the wall. Reeves writes that the cracks suggest that behind the wall, “two previously unknown doorways” were sectioned off and plastered over.

It’s not implausible, but there is more work to be done. Therefore, headlines such as “Nefertiti was buried inside King Tut’s tomb” is premature. The anomalies have not been explored to see if there is another tomb behind Tut’s and if anything is even in there.

Someone call Geraldo.

  2 comments for “Has Nefertiti’s tomb been found? Too soon to tell.

  1. Tomas
    August 13, 2015 at 9:27 AM

    I read how this was reported and even went to check the original report that this was based on. It is very unimpressive, it even sounds a bit like pseudoscience. Reminds me of people concluding things about “ancient astronauts” by jumping to conclusions, with the difference that what Reeves suggests is not implausible in itself. However the evidence he has for it is very weak.

    He has studied a replica (or maybe even photos of a replica, a bit unclear) of the tomb. Through this examination he has found marks and cracks on some walls. This he believes is indication of hidden doors. The rest of his report is speculation about what is hidden behind these hypothetical doors. I don’t think that is how science works…

  2. Bill T.
    August 14, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Could it be “science” by press release?

    Can you provide a link to the report, please? I had no luck finding it. The only external links I could find were non-academic to tabloid sources, again, hardly impressive. Not even soft-science sources.

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