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Egyptian Official Confirms Tut Tomb Discoveries

Egyptian Official Confirms Tut Tomb Discoveries

Egypt's Antiquities Minister confirmed the discovery of two new rooms at King Tut's tomb and hinted that their contents could be of enormous significance.

Mamdouh al-Damaty announced to the media that radar scans for the location showed a pair of previously unknown chambers adjacent to the legendary resting place of the Egyptian pharaoh.

Perhaps even more tantalizing is that al-Damaty revealed that the investigation showed organic material and metal inside the rooms, leading to the possibility they also be lavish tombs.

"It could be the discovery of the century. It's very important for Egyptian history and the history of the world," al-Damaty declared when making the announcement.

The Minister's words echo those of his colleague, Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou, who made news back in February when he said that the newly-discovered rooms were "full of treasure" and that they were "the discovery of the 21st century."

Additional scans on the rooms are scheduled to be performed later this month, but no timetable was announced for any exploration of the area.

Until researchers can actually get into the rooms and see what they contain, we'll have our fingers crossed in the hopes that they just found the original two ancient aliens.

Source: NBC News

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