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"The studies. have shown that no chambers exist, or even an indication of any threshold or door frames, which contradicts the previous theory that had assumed the existence of passages or chambers adjacent or inside the burial chamber of King Tutankhamun", the statement quoted Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, as saying.

After months of research and studies, the scientific missions at the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy, concluded that there are no chambers or rooms behind the walls of King Tutankhamen's tomb.

Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced the results of the research Sunday, ending years of debate about whether the rooms exist or not.

Artefacts to be shown in new museumThe stone sarcophagus containing the mummy of King Tut is seen in his underground tomb in the famed Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Then in 2015, Nicholas Reeves, a British Egyptogist, stated that after the use of high-definition laser scans, he thought that Queen Nefertiti's tomb could be hidden behind the painted walls.

Tutankhamun, who died at about 19, became the world's best known pharaoh of ancient Egypt after his almost intact tomb was discovered by the British Egyptologist Howard Carter in 1922.

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Tutankhamun, one of the last kings of Egypt's 18th dynasty, died at around the age of 19 under mysterious circumstances.

In 2012, scientists confirmed that a dagger found among the treasures in King Tut's tomb was made with iron from a meteorite.

File photo - View of the Treasury chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb ahead of the opening of a major exhibition on the Ancient Egypt called "Tutankhamun, his Tomb and his Treasures" in Paris May 11, 2012.

The fourth International Tutankhamun Conference in Cairo where Dr Porcelli presented the findings, the most extensive radar survey of the site to date, was attended by a wide range of Egyptologists and archaeologists from the world over. Parts of the $795 million Grand Egyptian Museum - including exhibits focusing on Tutankhamun and his time - are due to open this year, with a grand opening planned in 2022.


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