Who Is Buried in Queen Nefertiti's Tomb?
She was known for her beauty.
Mystery still surrounds her death.
For thousands of years, people wondered: What happened to Queen Nefertiti?
She lived and died in the 14th century B.C.
But where is her body buried?
It remains a mystery. People have guessed and searched, but always come up empty-handed.
Now, archaeologists think they might be close to an answer ...
She might be behind this wall, in a hidden chamber, or room, inside King Tutankhamun's tomb. He's better known as King Tut.
Tut is famous for the discovery of his tomb — found undisturbed, while many others were robbed years ago.
An X-ray machine was brought in to help in the search. With cameras recording the event, a Japanese radar specialist used modern technology to get an ancient tomb to give up its secrets.
Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty told reporters recently that before the X-ray scans, there was a 60 percent chance that something was behind those walls.
Now, he says, "it's 90 percent likely there is something behind these walls."
British Archaeologist Nicolas Reeves has been investigating.
"The proposal I put forward was that the burial of Tutankhamun was actually a tomb within a tomb."
But why King Tut's tomb?
King Tut died when he was only 19 years old. Queen Nefertiti, his step-mother, had died earlier.
There might not have been time to build Tut his own tomb, so some believe he is actually buried in a chamber off a larger tomb. Was it Nefertiti's?
King Tut's tomb is smaller than other pharaohs. Experts ask: Why is it shaped more like those of Egyptian queens of the time?
The next step to finding these answers is a month-long analysis of the X-rays in Japan. Then the exploration continues in Luxor.
If the mystery is solved, if, indeed it is Nefertiti's tomb, it will be the largest discovery in Egypt in a long time. And that could mean more tourists will return to the Valley of the Kings.
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1.died in 死于
They dedicated a monument in memory of those who died in the great earthquake.
2.come up 走近；发生；开始；上升
Come up to the fire, and you will thaw out.
In a little while, the salesman came back empty-handed.
4.bring in 带来；引进
She had raised her voice to bring in the other two customers.
1."The proposal I put forward was that the burial of Tutankhamun was actually a tomb within a tomb."
put forward 提起；拿出
It's not like him to put forward suggestions wholly void of sense.
All sorts of theories were put forward to account for his apparent affluence.
2.With cameras recording the event, a Japanese radar specialist used modern technology to get an ancient tomb to give up its secrets.
modern technology 现代技术；现代科技
The impact of modern technology on the biosphere is evident worldwide.
One of the great advances in modern technology has been the invention of computers.
但是她的墓址至今还是个不解之谜 。人们不断地思索探寻，但总是空手而归 。
考古学家通过X射线机对古墓进行研究 。我们可以从记录下的影像中发现日本的雷达专家正在用高科技设备发掘这座古墓深处的秘密 。
图坦卡蒙法老在19岁时便英年早逝 。而他的继母纳芙蒂蒂王后先他一步去世 。
接下来在日本进行的长达一个月X光线分析将解开这些谜团 。尔后，考古学家门也将继续在卢克索地区探索 。
如果这一秘密得以重见天日，或证实此墓确为纳芙蒂蒂王后的陵墓，这将成为埃及考古以来最重大的发现 。这也就意味着大批游客将涌至帝王谷 。