|photograph from BBC news website|
Now it seems that we might be nearer finding out where Queen Nefertiti was really buried. Over the last few fews detailed scans of Tutenkhamun's tomb have been made - as part of a project to make an exact copy of facsimile of the tomb, so that visitors could look around without causing more damage to the orginal ancient tomb. These scans revealed that there might be hidden doors leading to another, bigger tomb beyond it.
And that hidden tomb might belong to Nefertiti (have you noticed a lot of mights here?). Some archeologists believe this would explain why Tutenkhamun's tomb is smaller than other kings' tombs and an unusual shape. Then again, other archaeologists are very doubtful!
Who knows whether this theory will turn out to be right but it's an exciting possibility. Of course, if Nefertiti's tomb does turn out to be beneath Tutenkhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, it will mean my tale of it being hidden by a labyrinth below the Royal Tombs in Amarna will be all wrong. But that doesn't matter. It's a story. I made it up. And who knows, perhaps other parts of my story will turn out to be right; when Queen Nefertiti's tomb is finally found, the Benben Stone might just turn out to be in there with her!
You can find out more about this new theory about Nefertiti's tomb here.
If you want to find out more about making the copy of the tomb you can see a video here. You can also find out what it is that people do all the time that is so damaging to old tombs.