Eygpt’s Valley of Kings is a desolate place; harsh and arid dessert, but it contains within it the resting place of ancient Pharaohs, across from the ancient city of Thebes (modern Luxor). Yet many Egyptologist worked in this historic place in vain; most of the tombs had been plundered long ago. However in 1922, Howard Carter, an English Egyptologist, in the last year of his 8 year long expedition, discovered the tomb of King Tut, with burial seal intact on the tomb’s door since ancient times. What he found inside surpassed all other entombed treasures in scale and workmanshi, and reignited the public’s interest in ancient Egypt - that led to the creation of one of arguably world’s earliest and most robust tourism industry. Today, with political upheaval in Cairo, and open conflict in the surrounding Middle East, Egypt’s wonders don’t draw the attention the used too. Dr Eldamaty hopes all of that will soon change. Archeologists claim that new scans show the presence of other chamber beyond the tomb of King Tut, which may contain other members of the royal family, perhaps even Queen Nefertiti herself. Perhaps a new discovery could bring back the charm Egypt had in the world’s eye.

“This would be like having the discovery of Tutankhamun again. It could be the discovery of the century. It is very important for Egyptian history and for the entire world.”

–Dr Mamdouh Eldamaty, Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, 2016