Archaeologist searching for Nefertiti tomb to hold press conference Thursday
Antiquitites Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty will hold a press conference with British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves Thursday, at the headquarters of the State Information Service.
Reeves will announce the latest developments made in proving his theory that Queen Nefertiti is buried in a secret chamber adjacent to Tutankhamun’s underground tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, southern Egypt.
Damaty stressed that a new archaeological discovery is expected to be made.
Reeves has inspected the tomb as a first step to proving his theory. It will be followed by a series of other steps that include the use of a sophisticated Japanese radar in late November.
Damaty inspected the latest developments in a project to install a new lighting system in other archeological sites in Luxor.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm