Egyptians get more scans of secret rooms behind Tut's tomb

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VALLEY OF THE KINGS, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's archaeologists have completed more extensive scanning of two recently discovered chambers behind King Tut's tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

Khaled el-Anani said Friday experts worked for 11 hours overnight to obtain 40 scans of five different levels of the area behind Tutankhamun's burial chamber.

He says more scans will follow at the end of April and he invited archaeologists from all over the world to come to Cairo in early May to examine the findings.

The scans are part of a quest for the remains of Queen Nefertiti and could answer the question whether her mummy lies behind the false walls in the Luxor complex.

British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves says he still believes Tut's tomb is "simply the outer elements of a larger tomb" belonging to Nefertiti.