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The golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun in his burial chamber is seen in the Valley of the Kings, in Luxor, Egypt, November 28, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Cairo-In a step that archeologists consider being the eminent discovery of the secrets of “Egypt’s most beautiful Queen,” Queen Nefertiti’s tomb, the Egyptian Ministry of State of Antiquities announced the ongoing work behind the walls of the tomb of the ancient Egyptian king Tutan khamun at the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt.

The Ministry, based on the British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves advocating the idea that Queen Nefertiti, could be hidden in the Luxor site, announced a third radar scan for site by the end of April. The scan will start atop the burial premise all the way to the site’s outskirts. Results are expected to be revealed in May.

Nefertiti, whose name means “a beautiful woman” was the queen of Egypt and wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten during the 14th century B.C.

Queen Nefertiti is one of the most famous symbols of ancient Egypt and classical beauty, and has one of its statues, the most exuberating pieces surviving from Egyptian history, and is a cultural symbol in the Museum of Berlin.

Statues and drawings of Nefertiti are considered to prove the revolution of art which was introduced during the new Amarna governmental era in Egyptian history. Nefertiti alongside her husband struggled to anchor the basic pillars of the new government age.