Scans suggest a hidden chamber in King Tut's tomb

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Scans Suggest A Hidden Chamber In King Tut's Tomb

Archaeologists believe they have located a hidden section of King Tutankhamun's tomb that may be Queen Nefertiti's burial chamber.

The announcement was made Saturday after a radar scan of a wall in Tut's tomb showed there could be another hidden chamber on the other side.

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A policeman takes a selfie at the Amenhotep II tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Egypt's antiquities minister says King Tut's tomb may contain hidden chambers, lending support to a British Egyptologist's theory that a queen may be buried in the walls of the 3,300 year-old pharaonic mausoleum. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Tourists arrive at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Egypt's antiquities minister said King Tut's tomb may contain hidden chambers, lending support to a British Egyptologist's theory that a queen may be buried in the walls of the 3,300 year-old pharaonic mausoleum. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
The tomb of King Tut is displayed in a glass case at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Egypt's antiquities minister said King Tut's tomb may contain hidden chambers, lending support to a British Egyptologist's theory that a queen may be buried in the walls of the 3,300 year-old pharaonic mausoleum. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
The tomb of King Tut is displayed in a glass case at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Egypt's antiquities minister said King Tut's tomb may contain hidden chambers, lending support to a British Egyptologist's theory that a queen may be buried in the walls of the 3,300 year-old pharaonic mausoleum. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
The tomb of King Tut is displayed in a glass case at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Egypt's antiquities minister said King Tut's tomb may contain hidden chambers, lending support to a British Egyptologist's theory that a queen may be buried in the walls of the 3,300 year-old pharaonic mausoleum. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
The tomb of King Tut is displayed in a glass case at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Egypt's antiquities minister said King Tut's tomb may contain hidden chambers, lending support to a British Egyptologist's theory that a queen may be buried in the walls of the 3,300 year-old pharaonic mausoleum. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
A female video journalist films inscriptions on a wall at the Horemheb tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Egypt's antiquities minister says King Tut's tomb may contain hidden chambers, lending support to a British Egyptologist's theory that a queen may be buried in the walls of the 3,300 year-old pharaonic mausoleum. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
A policeman stands guard at the Horemheb tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Egypt's antiquities minister said King Tut's tomb may contain hidden chambers, lending support to a British Egyptologist's theory that a queen may be buried in the walls of the 3,300 year-old pharaonic mausoleum. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Nicholas Reeves, a British Egyptologist affiliated with the Egyptian expedition at the University of Arizona, left, arrives at the Horemheb tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Egypt's antiquities minister said King Tut's tomb may contain hidden chambers, lending support to the British Egyptologist's theory that a queen may be buried in the walls of the 3,300 year-old pharaonic mausoleum. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Carvings are seen on a wall at the Horemheb tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Egypt's antiquities minister said King Tut's tomb may contain hidden chambers, lending support to a British Egyptologist's theory that a queen may be buried in the walls of the 3,300 year-old pharaonic mausoleum. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Egyptian laborers work at the entrance of the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Egypt's antiquities minister said King Tut's tomb may contain hidden chambers, lending support to a British Egyptologist's theory that a queen may be buried in the walls of the 3,300 year-old pharaonic mausoleum. Partial translation of the Arabic sign reads, "Long live Egypt, the Egyptian expedition is working on fixing and cleaning the area, part of a project to develop the Valley of the Kings." (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Egypt's Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty, left, and Nicholas Reeves, a British Egyptologist affiliated with the Egyptian expedition at the University of Arizona, center, visit the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. El-Damaty said King Tut's tomb may contain hidden chambers, lending support to the British Egyptologist's theory that a queen may be buried in the walls of the 3,300 year-old pharaonic mausoleum. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Nicholas Reeves, a British Egyptologist affiliated with the Egyptian expedition at the University of Arizona, walks in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Egypt's antiquities minister says King Tut's tomb may contain hidden chambers, lending support to the British Egyptologist's theory that a queen may be buried in the walls of the 3,300 year-old pharaonic mausoleum. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty) (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
A policeman stands guard as tourists walk past him in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Egypt's antiquities minister says King Tut's tomb may contain hidden chambers, lending support to a British Egyptologist's theory that a queen may be buried in the walls of the 3,300 year-old pharaonic mausoleum. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
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They were acting on a theory from Nicholas Reeves, a British archaeologist, whose speculation was met with a fair bit of skepticism.

But now, the Egyptian antiquities minister says they're 90 percent positive there is a hidden chamber that would represent "one of the most important finds of the century."

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"If I'm right, this is simply part of the entrance to the tomb of Nefertiti," Reeves said.

Reeve's theory that the tomb belongs to Nefertiti is based on a few different things: Tut's death mask displays some feminine characteristics, meaning it might have been intended for a female wearer. And the burial chamber itself is uncharacteristically small for a Pharaoh, which suggests Tut might reside in what is merely an outer chamber of a larger complex.

It'll be hard to prove that it's Nefertiti's tomb without getting inside. Archaeologists may drill a hole through an adjoining room to get a camera in the chamber before attempting to open a wall themselves and risk damaging the ancient structure.

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CAIRO, EGYPT - OCTOBER 20: German expert Christihan Eijkman restarted the restoration of one of the priceless pieces of the time of the Pharoahs, King Tutankhamun's mummy's golden mask, due to the failure of the first restoration attempt at the Egyptian Museum in the capital Cairo on October 20, 2015. (Photo by Mahmoud Bakkar /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - OCTOBER 20: German expert Christihan Eijkman (R) restarted the restoration of one of the priceless pieces of the time of the Pharoahs, King Tutankhamun's mummy's golden mask, due to the failure of the first restoration attempt at the Egyptian Museum in the capital Cairo on October 20, 2015. (Photo by Mahmoud Bakkar /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - OCTOBER 20: German expert Christihan Eijkman restarted the restoration of one of the priceless pieces of the time of the Pharoahs, King Tutankhamun's mummy's golden mask, due to the failure of the first restoration attempt at the Egyptian Museum in the capital Cairo on October 20, 2015. (Photo by Mahmoud Bakkar /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - OCTOBER 20: German expert Christihan Eijkman (R 2) restarted the restoration of one of the priceless pieces of the time of the Pharoahs, King Tutankhamun's mummy's golden mask, due to the failure of the first restoration attempt at the Egyptian Museum in the capital Cairo on October 20, 2015. (Photo by Mahmoud Bakkar /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
The golden mask of Tutankhamun is seen during restoration process by German specialists in restoration work on antiquities in glass and metal at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo on October 20, 2015. Egypt started work to remove a crust of dried glue on the beard of legendary boy pharaoh Tutankhamun's golden mask after a botched repair job on the priceless relic. The beard fell off in an August 2014 accident at the Cairo Museum, leading to the botched repair by employees. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - OCTOBER 20: German expert Christihan Eijkman restarted the restoration of one of the priceless pieces of the time of the Pharoahs, King Tutankhamun's mummy's golden mask, due to the failure of the first restoration attempt at the Egyptian Museum in the capital Cairo on October 20, 2015. (Photo by Mahmoud Bakkar /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
German specialists in restoration work on antiquities in glass and metal, Christian Eckmann (R) and Katja Broschat (L), work on the restoration process of the golden mask of Tutankhamun at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo on October 20, 2015. Egypt started work to remove a crust of dried glue on the beard of legendary boy pharaoh Tutankhamun's golden mask after a botched repair job on the priceless relic. The beard fell off in an August 2014 accident at the Cairo Museum, leading to the botched repair by employees. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
German specialists in restoration work on antiquities in glass and metal Christian Eckmann works on the restoration process of the golden mask of Tutankhamun at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo on October 20, 2015. Egypt started work to remove a crust of dried glue on the beard of legendary boy pharaoh Tutankhamun's golden mask after a botched repair job on the priceless relic. The beard fell off in an August 2014 accident at the Cairo Museum, leading to the botched repair by employees. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
German specialists in restoration work on antiquities in glass and metal Christian Eckmann works on the restoration process of the golden mask of Tutankhamun at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo on October 20, 2015. Egypt started work to remove a crust of dried glue on the beard of legendary boy pharaoh Tutankhamun's golden mask after a botched repair job on the priceless relic. The beard fell off in an August 2014 accident at the Cairo Museum, leading to the botched repair by employees. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
German restorers Christian Eckmann and Katja Broschat begin work on the restoration of the famed golden mask of King Tutankhamun at the Egyptian Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
German restorers Christian Eckmann, right, and Katja Broschat examine the famed golden mask of King Tutankhamun as an Egyptian-German team begins restoration work over a year after the beard was accidentally broken off and hastily glued back with epoxy, at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. The 3,300-year-old burial pharaonic mask was discovered in Tutankhamun's tomb along with other artifacts by British archeologists in 1922, sparking worldwide interest in archaeology and ancient Egypt. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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