Egypt launches radar scans for secret rooms behind Tut’s tomb | Voice of america

CAIRO – Archaeologists are starting radar scans of the tomb of famous Pharaoh Tutankhamun in the southern city of Luxor, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.

The ministry said Thursday that the scans will be conducted over a week to verify the existence of hidden chambers behind the grave.

Egypt performed previous scans as part of the search, but the results were inconclusive.

The tomb of King Tut, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago, was discovered in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor.

For many, Tut embodies the glory of ancient Egypt because his tomb dates from 1569 to 1315 BC. Was filled with the glittering wealth of the rich 18th dynasty

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