Nefertiti's mummy would have been discovered after centuries of research, according to Egyptian archaeologists
Author: Clark Tos
Have we found the mummy, so coveted by archaeologists, of Nefertiti? This is what an Egyptologist claims in the columns of a Spanish daily.
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Former Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass, also an Egyptologist and archaeologist, said that the mummy of Nefertiti was discovered. This find, highly prized by archaeologists for years, was discovered according to him in 1817 in the Valley of the Kings, in Egypt.
That year, Italian explorer and Egyptologist Giovanni Battista Belzoni unearthed a tomb named KV21. Behind this somewhat barbaric name might be the mummy of the famous Nefertiti , wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten.
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The mummy Younger Lady, mother of Tutankhamun. Credit: Khaled Desouki/ AFP
The Spanish daily The Independent specifies in particular that two mummies, whose identities have never been lifted, were found at this time by the Italian explorer.
Zahi Hawass adds that another mummy, KV35, of a 10-year-old boy was discovered in a burial near what he thinks is Nefertiti. According to the Egyptologist, there is no doubt about the identity of these mummies, which can be confirmed by modern scientific techniques. The first would be Nefertiti, while the second would be Ankhesenamun, her daughter.
About the third mummy discovered, the Egyptologist advances: “ if this child is the brother of Tutankhamun and the son of Akhenaten, the problem posed by Nefertiti will be solved », pense Zahi Hawass.
Nefertiti died in 1331 BC. AD and was one of the most famous queens of ancient Egypt , with Cleopatra.