The evidence that there are hidden chambers inside King Tutankhamun's tomb is mounting.
Egypt's Antiquities Minister says there is further study of the radar scans from November show that two sealed-off areas behind walls in King Tut's tomb contain metal and organic materials.
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Experts initially said those findings suggested there were passages and doorways plastered and painted over inside the tomb. The theory was initially dismissed but now outside experts have reviewed the full data from the scan and agree there is an open area on the other side of the wall and that there is something inside.
Nobody knows for sure what is back there but one theory is that it is the remains of Nefertiti, who some believe to be King Tut's mother, along with whatever items were buried with her when she died.
Specialists with National Geographic will carry out another round of scans this month to support the results. The scans also aim to examine the thickness of the walls and hopefully discover a way to enter the chamber.
A year-long investigation into the damage resulted in the eight facing charges of negligence and violating professional standards. Reports suggested the mask was initially damaged when it was moved to repair an electrical fault to the display lights on the base.
The accused tried several times to reattach the beard with the wrong glue to cover up the damage.