Has Queen Nefertiti's Tomb Finally Been Found?
Stop the presses! The original queen, Nefertiti, may be making her reemergence soon, and not the version played by Iman. British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves says he may have found ‘the beautiful one’ in the tomb of King Tutankhamun. The Spanish artistic and preservation specialists, Factum Arte, were asked to take detailed scans of King Tut’s pad and found some cracks in the wall that could be ‘ghost doorways’ to the tomb. "If I’m wrong, I’m wrong," Reeves said. "But if I’m right, the prospects are frankly staggering. The world will have become a much more interesting place – at least for Egyptologists."
We are so ready for the return of the of the OG badass who’s been depicted in hieroglyphics literally slaying (her enemies that is) and proves that a diva is a female version of a hustler. Queen Nefertiti, the assumed mother of King Tut, has been documented twice as much as her hubby, Pharaoh Akhenaten. There’s been a lot of confusion surrounding the way Tutankhamun’s tomb was set up, as it resembles an antechamber more than an actual king’s chamber. This is leading many researchers to believe that his tomb was built as an extension of her own.
Throughout history, Queen Nefertiti has been used to exemplify power, class, and sass in every way possible. Her disappearance from hieroglyphics and her lost tomb have been puzzling Egyptologists for decades. Ideally this discovery can give us all some closure on what happened to the Queen whose been killing it since Year 1.
Photo of Nefertiti Bust via The Red List