LUXOR Terrence Ross Magic Jersey , Egypt, March 31 (Xinhua) -- A radar scanning of the tomb of Egypt's ancient King Tutankhamun in Luxor was conducted Thursday, with another vertical scanning to be carried out by the end of April to determine if the tomb has more hidden chambers, according to Egyptian antiquities authority.
""We take scientific steps to get more facts ... this is the third scanning operation already,"" Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany said during the scanning process in Luxor city's Valley of the Kings tourist district.
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""We will discuss the results of the scanning processes openly in May during the conference,"" he said, adding that ""the scientific debate will provide more scientific results.""
On March 17, Egypt's antiquities ministry announced that radar scans revealed two hidden chambers behind the tomb of King Tut.
According to that scanning Penny Hardaway Magic Jersey , which was carried out by a Japanese team last November, the chambers might contain metal or organic materials.
Thursday's scanning operation is meant to determine the thickness and dimensions of the walls, the minister revealed.
In 2015, British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves announced that Queen Nefertiti's crypt may be buried in hidden doorways behind King Tutankhamun's 3,300-year-old tomb.
Reeves Nikola Vucevic Magic Jersey , who has been working with Egyptian experts on the discovery of the new chambers, believes that the last resting place of Queen Nefertiti, who played a major political and religious role in Egypt in the 14th century B.C., may be found behind Tut's tomb.
""Reeves had a credible research, but It is not a proof that there is something Marreese Speights Magic Jersey , however, it deserves to be studied,"" El-Enany said.