A recent investigation has raised the possibility of a hidden compartment in Tutankamun’s tomb that may hold secrets about Nefertiti, (his mother or step-mother.) As the wife of a disgraced pharaoh her right to a royal burial would have been tenuous.
The tomb is the size and shape of a Lady’s and this has been a confusion for archaeologists.
If she is hidden away in there (and it’s still uncertain) it offers a feasible explanation for another mystery: Tut’s coffin was hastily modified (brutally) to fit his tomb chamber because it was too big for the space available. Using it as a door stop may have been the reason.
Ruling in equal partnership, she was held in great esteem and had real power until her husband died, Akenaten, the cursed reformer who put all the temples out of business by declaring a single god, the sun or Aten. He moved the principal place of worship away from Karnak to a new city in Amarna.
The clergy weren’t too pleased about this and when he died they rejected the change and destroyed all evidence of his heresy in a national upsurge to return to traditional values.
During his reign he was responsible
for a cultural renaissance and a new age of fine art – most of it smashed up during the rout.
Great possibilities for a writer and I can feel a storyline coming on.