LUXOR, EGYPT - Some secrets are taken to the grave. Well, that is before the use of scanners! A finding hailed as the potential "discovery of the century" is underway in Egypt right now, and it might unearth a king's ransom. Radar scans of King Tut's tomb late last year, show signs of an ancient cover-up. A wall researchers say, could be hiding secret chambers filled with pharaoh only knows what.
For centuries, egyptologists wondered why King Tut's 3,300-year-old tomb was pretty basic considering his status. Yeah, there was some cool stuff found inside, but other tombs found in the Valley of the Kings are as much as seven times bigger. Well, Tut's cramped crib might have just gotten larger and with more home furnishings. Scans show signs of metal inside the secret spaces and organic materials. Can you say, mummies? The egyptologist leading the investigation is saying Egypt's famous Queen Nefertiti (who happens to also be Tut's stepmother) might be the one buried behind the wall space. Now that's a mother of a find!
New scans are scheduled for later next month, hopefully shedding more light on what's behind the death of King Tut and possibly Queen Nefertiti. Seem like when it comes to royal family scandal, nothing stays buried forever.