Carved in stone, Nefertiti (at right), and her husband, Akhenaten, play with three of their six daughters as blessings from the god Aten, the radiant sun disk, shine down upon them.

Carved in stone, Nefertiti (at right), and her husband, Akhenaten, play with three of their six daughters as blessings from the god Aten, the radiant sun disk, shine down upon them.

Tomb of Nefertari. The most beautiful tomb in the Valley of Queens. She was the wife of Ramesses II

Tomb of Nefertari. The most beautiful tomb in the Valley of Queens. She was the wife of Ramesses II

The Search for Queen Nefertiti Enters a New Phase

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The Catacombs in Alexandria are so called because the design was very similar to the Christian Catacombs in Rome. Most likely it was a private tomb, later converted to a public cemetery. It consists of 3 levels cut into the rock, a staircase, a rotunda, the triclinium or banquette hall, a vestibule, an antechamber and the burial chamber with three recesses in it; in each recess there is a sarcophagus. The Catacombs also contain a large number of Luculi or grooves cut in the rock.

The Catacombs in Alexandria are so called because the design was very similar to the Christian Catacombs in Rome. Most likely it was a private tomb, later converted to a public cemetery. It consists of 3 levels cut into the rock, a staircase, a rotunda, the triclinium or banquette hall, a vestibule, an antechamber and the burial chamber with three recesses in it; in each recess there is a sarcophagus. The Catacombs also contain a large number of Luculi or grooves cut in the rock.

Egypt, tomb of queen Nefertari. It is one of the best preserved and most ornate of all known tombs. The walls are painted with the deities (from left to right) Serket, Isis, Khepri, Osiris (above entrance), Hathor and Horus. The tomb was discovered in 1904 by the Italian archaeologist Ernesto Schiaparelli. In 2003 the tomb was closed to the general public.

Egypt, tomb of queen Nefertari. It is one of the best preserved and most ornate of all known tombs. The walls are painted with the deities (from left to right) Serket, Isis, Khepri, Osiris (above entrance), Hathor and Horus. The tomb was discovered in 1904 by the Italian archaeologist Ernesto Schiaparelli. In 2003 the tomb was closed to the general public.

Has Queen Nefertiti's burial chamber been found?

Dr Reeves describes how he uncovered the 'ghosts' of two portals that tomb builders blocked up (shown in yellow on the right). One, he says, is a storage room, and the other the tomb of Nefertiti (bust pictured left)

New clues in hunt for Nefertiti's tomb Climate change?

Doomsday prediction from tomb of ancient Egyptian queen? - CNN.com

Could Queen Nefertiti's Tomb Reveal Secrets From Egypt's Shadowy Past? ~~~   She was married to one of the most eccentric pharaohs. But after his death she may have reigned on her own––as a man. If researchers have found her tomb, what's inside could change Middle Eastern history.

Could Queen Nefertiti's Tomb Reveal Secrets From Egypt's Shadowy Past? ~~~ She was married to one of the most eccentric pharaohs. But after his death she may have reigned on her own––as a man. If researchers have found her tomb, what's inside could change Middle Eastern history.

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