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new analyzes revive the cavity hypothesis at the heart of the sarcophagus

Since its discovery more than 100 years ago, scientists have been amazed by the small size of the tomb of Tutankhamun compared to the immensity of its treasure and its sarcophagus. A few years ago, scientists even raised the hypothesis of treasures hidden in this sarcophagus, or the existence of two cavities hidden in the walls. But these hypotheses were soon challenged by other researchers.

But one of the teams has since carried out new analyzes on the surface of the sarcophagus, around the tomb. These would suggest the existence of a long corridor of several square meters. This therefore relaunches all tracks. Some even imagine that this corridor would lead to the never-found tomb of Nefertiti. Others plead for the wife of Tutankhamun, who was also his half-sister. To get to the bottom of it, the researchers will begin digging work, from the outside so as not to damage the frescoes which date back to 3,350 years.

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