Most people are familiar with King Tut; even if one is not a historical enthusiast, the nickname of the boy-king Tutankhamun still resounds at this day and age.
This fame in large part is attributed to the the discovery of his nearly intact tomb, which in contrast to his much more important and wealthier predecessors did not suffer much from being ransacked. The archaeological find, made by Howard Carter and George Herbert, the 5th Earl Carnarvon received global press coverage and cemented the late young king in the public's consciousness.
But what if there is another undisturbed royal tomb lying not too far from the famed burial chamber? Of someone close to the boy-king, someone more significant in ancient Egyptian history , someone who helped dramatically change the kingdom's religious landscape?
British Archaeologist Nicholas Reeves believes that such a tomb exists, and it belongs to no less than to King Tut's supposed to be mother, Queen Nefertiti. A name so significant that she could rival her alleged son's fame.
After studying digital scans of Tutankhamun's tomb , Reeves was able to spot bricked up doorways. He believes that one may lead to a storage chamber but the other one may lead to the lost tomb of Nefertiti.
Reeves has speculated that this may have happened due to the sudden death of Tutankhamun. With no place ready for his burial, the young king was placed in the Queen's existing burial chamber which was enlarged to accommodate him.
Of course everything right now is just speculation. But if Reeves theory proves to be true, this could very well be one of the greatest archaeological finds in history.