Hawass: Mystery of King Tut's death to be solved in February
Wednesday، 04 December 2019 - 10:43 AM
A national project for examining royal mummies at the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square will reveal King Tut's most likely cause of death in February, Egypt's world-renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawass said Tuesday 3/12/2019.
Hawass made the announcement at a gathering with a high-level British delegation including intellectuals, university professors and public figures near the Sphinx of Giza in the ancient Giza necropolis.
The great limestone statue was built for King Khafre (also known as Chephren), who ordered the erection of the Second Pyramid in the Giza plateau, Hawass told the delegation, dispelling allegations that there is a missing city beneath the statue.
He noted that images of excavations beneath the main body of the Sphinx revealed that the statue is just a solid rock without any pathways beneath it.
Moreover, Hawass briefed the delegation on recent archaeological discoveries at the Valley of the Monkeys, located at Luxor's western bank of the Nile.
A new opera of Tutankhamun's life will be presented at the opening ceremony of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) in 2020, said the leading Egyptologist.
The same opera will also mark the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the Boy King's tomb in 2022, he added.