Archaeologists were hoping to find chambers of gold and the tomb of Queen Nefertiti hidden behind the walls.
New scans from the tomb of King Tutankhamun have not shown any signs of secret chambers hiding massive treasure, new attempt reports.
After a three-year-long search, archaeologists hoping to find chambers hidden behind the walls of the King Tut’s tomb have announced that they simply don’t exist.
Their ambitious search was based on a theory proposed by British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves, who believed that the tomb of Queen Nefertiti is hiding somewhere behind the wall paintings of the young pharaoh’s mausoleum.
The Egyptian Antiquities Ministry made the announcement after radar scans couldn’t find hollow rooms behind the walls of the chamber.
Egyptologists had been divided over the existence of these rooms after American and Japanese scans proved to be inconclusive.
The latest attempt was started by a team of researchers from the Polytechnic University of Turin, with the help of ground penetrating radar, back in February 2017.
In 2015, Egyptian officials claimed that there was a “90 percent” chance that something lied behind the walls of the tomb which was thought to be cursed for centuries.
Egyptologists were hoping that they would discover the final resting place of Queen Nefertiti, one of the most mysterious and famous people from ancient Egypt, or at least a trail.
A 3,300-year-old bust of her immortalized face currently rests at a museum in Berlin, but her mummy is yet to be found.
Nefertiti is believed to have been Tutankhamun’s stepmother.