Nefertiti possesses no rooms behind Tut's tomb

Visual of what the GEM would look like upon completion

Visual of what the GEM would look like upon completion

Ground-penetrating radar scans have failed to confirm any hints that King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the KIngs contains a hidden chamber.

In October of that year, British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves announced that the remains of Queen Nefertiti were likely buried in a concealed chamber behind the tomb.

The ministry said two previous scans by Japanese and American scientists proved inconclusive, but insisted the latest data was unambiguous.

But according to a statement from Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities, months of tests carried out by Italy's Polytechnic University in Turin, which used ground-penetrating radar (GPR), provided "conclusive evidence of the non-existence of hidden chambers adjacent to or inside Tutankhamun's tomb".

However, some archaeologists believe the mummy of Nefertiti, fabled for her beauty, has already been found in a different tomb.

King Tutankhamun's tomb does not have any secret chambers.

"It is concluded, with a very high degree of confidence, said Dr. Porcelli, the hypothesis concerning the existence of hidden chambers or corridors adjacent to Tutankhamun's tomb is not supported by the GPR data", it said in its statement.

King Tutankhamun continues to fascinate historians.

Reeves said he saw hints of covered-over doorways in high-resolution images of the 3,300-year-old tomb's main chamber. The virtual autopsy indicated that the boy king suffered from a genetic bone wasting disease and a club foot, making him unable to walk unaided.

Following these big claims, three separate archaeological teams have beamed radar surveys at the tomb in the hopes of uncovering the truth.

File photo - Tourists visit the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, Nov. 28, 2015.

The ministry discussed this whole matter in the second International Tutankhamen's Conference in May 2016.

On Saturday, Tutankhamun's sixth and last historic military chariot was moved from a military museum in Cairo to the under-construction Grand Egyptian Museum near the Pyramid complex in Giza, which is scheduled to display about 4,500 new and unique pieces of the boy king after its opening later in 2018.

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