Archaeologists may have found the tomb of King Tut's wife

Archaeologists working in Egypt's Valley of the Kings may have found the tomb of King Tutankhamun's wife, reports LiveScience.

Though only 10 years old when ascended to power, Tutankhamun took his half-sister Ankhesenamun as his bride shortly after notes the Daily Mail.

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A mummy is seen inside the newly discovered burial site in Minya, Egypt May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
Egyptian Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany (C) speaks to the media on May 13, 2017, in front of mummies following their discovery in catacombs in the Touna el-Gabal district of the Minya province, in central Egypt. / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
A number of mummies are seen inside the newly discovered burial site in Minya, Egypt May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
MINYA, EGYPT - MAY 13: Mummies are seen after they were found at the cemetery in the Tounah Al Gabal district of Minya, Egypt on May 13, 2017. (Photo by Samer Abdallah /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A picture taken on May 13, 2017, shows carpets leading to catacombs in the Touna el-Gabal district of the Minya province, in central Egypt, where Egyptian archaeologists discovered non-royal mummies. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 17 non-royal mummies in the desert catacombs, an 'unprecedented' find for the area south of Cairo, the antiquities ministry announced. Along with the mummies, they found a golden sheet and two papyri in Demotic -- an ancient Egyptian script -- as well as a number of sarcophogi made of limestone and clay. / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
A number of mummies are seen inside the newly discovered burial site in Minya, Egypt May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
A number of mummies are seen inside the newly discovered burial site in Minya, Egypt May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
A number of mummies inside the newly discovered burial site in Minya, Egypt May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
A mummy inside the newly discovered burial site in Minya, Egypt May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
MINYA, EGYPT - MAY 13: Mummies are seen after they were found at the cemetery in the Tounah Al Gabal district of Minya, Egypt on May 13, 2017. (Photo by Samer Abdallah /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A number of mummies inside the newly discovered burial site in Minya, Egypt May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
A number of mummies inside the newly discovered burial site in Minya, Egypt May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
MINYA, EGYPT - MAY 13: Mummies are seen after they were found at the cemetery in the Tounah Al Gabal district of Minya, Egypt on May 13, 2017. (Photo by Samer Abdallah /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MINYA, EGYPT - MAY 13: Mummies are seen after they were found at the cemetery in the Tounah Al Gabal district of Minya, Egypt on May 13, 2017. (Photo by Samer Abdallah /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MINYA, EGYPT - MAY 13: Mummies are seen after they were found at the cemetery in the Tounah Al Gabal district of Minya, Egypt on May 13, 2017. (Photo by Samer Abdallah /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A picture taken on May 13, 2017, shows mummies lying in catacombs following their discovery in the Touna el-Gabal district of the Minya province, in central Egypt. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 17 non-royal mummies in the desert catacombs, an 'unprecedented' find for the area south of Cairo, the antiquities ministry announced. Along with the mummies, they found a golden sheet and two papyri in Demotic -- an ancient Egyptian script -- as well as a number of sarcophogi made of limestone and clay. / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
MINYA, EGYPT - MAY 13: Mummies are seen after they were found at the cemetery in the Tounah Al Gabal district of Minya, Egypt on May 13, 2017. (Photo by Samer Abdallah /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A picture taken on May 13, 2017, shows mummies lying in catacombs following their discovery in the Touna el-Gabal district of the Minya province, in central Egypt. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 17 non-royal mummies in the desert catacombs, an 'unprecedented' find for the area south of Cairo, the antiquities ministry announced. Along with the mummies, they found a golden sheet and two papyri in Demotic -- an ancient Egyptian script -- as well as a number of sarcophogi made of limestone and clay. / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
MINYA, EGYPT - MAY 13: Mummies are seen after they were found at the cemetery in the Tounah Al Gabal district of Minya, Egypt on May 13, 2017. (Photo by Samer Abdallah /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Journalists gather on May 13, 2017, outside catacombs in the Touna el-Gabal district of the Minya province, in central Egypt, where Egyptian archaeologists discovered non-royal mummies. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 17 non-royal mummies in the desert catacombs, an 'unprecedented' find for the area south of Cairo, the antiquities ministry announced. Along with the mummies, they found a golden sheet and two papyri in Demotic -- an ancient Egyptian script -- as well as a number of sarcophogi made of limestone and clay. / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on May 13, 2017, shows mummies lying in catacombs following their discovery in the Touna el-Gabal district of the Minya province, in central Egypt. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 17 non-royal mummies in the desert catacombs, an 'unprecedented' find for the area south of Cairo, the antiquities ministry announced. Along with the mummies, they found a golden sheet and two papyri in Demotic -- an ancient Egyptian script -- as well as a number of sarcophogi made of limestone and clay. / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on May 13, 2017, shows mummies lying in catacombs following their discovery in the Touna el-Gabal district of the Minya province, in central Egypt. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 17 non-royal mummies in the desert catacombs, an 'unprecedented' find for the area south of Cairo, the antiquities ministry announced. Along with the mummies, they found a golden sheet and two papyri in Demotic -- an ancient Egyptian script -- as well as a number of sarcophogi made of limestone and clay. / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on May 13, 2017, shows mummies lying in catacombs following their discovery in the Touna el-Gabal district of the Minya province, in central Egypt. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 17 non-royal mummies in the desert catacombs, an 'unprecedented' find for the area south of Cairo, the antiquities ministry announced. Along with the mummies, they found a golden sheet and two papyri in Demotic -- an ancient Egyptian script -- as well as a number of sarcophogi made of limestone and clay. / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on May 13, 2017, shows mummies lying in catacombs following their discovery in the Touna el-Gabal district of the Minya province, in central Egypt. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 17 non-royal mummies in the desert catacombs, an 'unprecedented' find for the area south of Cairo, the antiquities ministry announced. Along with the mummies, they found a golden sheet and two papyri in Demotic -- an ancient Egyptian script -- as well as a number of sarcophogi made of limestone and clay. / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptian Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany walks inside catacombs on May 13, 2017, as he shows mummies to the press following their discovery in the Touna el-Gabal district of the Minya province, in central Egypt. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 17 mummies in the desert catacombs, an 'unprecedented' find for the area south of Cairo, the antiquities ministry announced. / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on May 13, 2017, shows mummies lying in catacombs following their discovery in the Touna el-Gabal district of the Minya province, in central Egypt. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 17 mummies in the desert catacombs, an 'unprecedented' find for the area south of Cairo, the antiquities ministry announced. / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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After the young pharaoh's sudden passing, Ankhesenamun reportedly married his successor, Ay. The tomb suspected to be hers is located near the one dedicated to her second husband.

Zahi Hawass, the leader of the Valley of the Kings exploration team, told LiveScience, "We are sure there is a tomb there, but we do not know for sure to whom it belongs."

He also commented that telltale discoveries thus far include foundation deposits, which are "caches or holes in the ground that were filled with votive objects such as pottery vessels, food remains and other tools," and, "a sign that a tomb construction is being initiated."

Further, "...the radar did detect a substructure that could be the entrance of a tomb."

Excavations of the site are planned and could clear up a great deal of the mystery surrounding Ankhesenamun.

Though she was married to two pharaohs, what became of her is unknown. The historical record does not appear to reference her once she became the wife of Ay.

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