The existence of hidden chambers and corridors adjacent to Tutankhamun’s tomb (code name KV62) hasbeen long debated. In 2015 it was suggested that these chambers may host the as yet undiscovered burialof Nefertiti. In order to test this hypothesis, two Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) surveys, conductedin 2015 and 2016 from inside KV62, were carried out, but gave contradictory results. To solve theseuncertainties and obtain a more confident and conclusive response, a third GPR survey was conductedby our team in February 2018. The results of this third radar scan are reported in this article. Three GPRsystems with multiple frequency bands (from 150 MHz to 3000 MHz) and very dense spatial samplingwere adopted. After careful data processing, no evidence of marked discontinuities due to the passagefrom natural rock to artificial blocking walls were found in the radargrams. It is therefore concluded thatthere are no hidden chambers immediately adjacent to the Tomb of Tutankhamun.
The third KV62 radar scan: Searching for hidden chambers adjacent to Tutankhamun's tomb / Sambuelli, L.; Comina, C.; Catanzariti, G.; Barsuglia, F.; Morelli, G.; Porcelli, F.. - In: JOURNAL OF CULTURAL HERITAGE. - ISSN 1778-3674. - STAMPA. - 39(2019), pp. 288-296.
|Titolo:||The third KV62 radar scan: Searching for hidden chambers adjacent to Tutankhamun's tomb|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.culher.2019.04.001|
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