A Chamber of Secrets
The royal 19-year-old King of intrigue, King Tutankhamun, who first claimed power at the tender age of 10 left this world behind in 1322 BC. Fast-forward 3,000 years and much of this remarkable ruler’s life remains shrouded in mystery.
Unscathed by looters before its discovery, Tut’s dazzling golden tomb mesmerized the world when it was first unearthed in 1922. In spite of this, his identity and origins remain unknown. The world’s most sophisticated DNA analysis could not answer the ‘simple’ question of lineage. The matter is further complicated as one presses for answers.
Expert analysis has now arrived at another shocking postulation; who was King Tut’s tomb actually built for? The tomb is considered too small for a Pharaoh, insinuating it had been repurposed after Tut’s sudden death. Even the artifacts that adorned the burial chamber show signs of having been adapted from earlier rulers. Hence, a notably plausible theory proposes that Tut’s tomb was actually a much larger chamber that had been walled off and repainted. This theory gained traction in November 2015 when radar scans revealed the potential existence of hidden chambers within the Pyramid that have yet to be precisely located.
The next logical question becomes who then shares this chamber of secrets with the famed King? Unfortunately, this question is only answered with another; who reigned over Egypt before and after him? Names are all we know, of which some believe to be aliases used by Nefertiti herself when she co-ruled Egypt before Tut’s ascension and then assumed power after his demise.
Ancient Egypt poses a considerable number of unknowns that greeted researchers with ever-increasing convolution as they searched for deeper understanding of this civilization, and it seems that King Tut, Nefertiti, and the inhabitant of the hidden chamber are at the center of it all.