"As my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the room within emerged slowly from the mist. Strange animals, statues of gold …" wrote Carter about his experience as he entered the tomb.
The tomb continues to deliver in the way of archaeological mysteries. For instance, archaeologists think there may be hidden chambers behind walls of the tomb and that at least one of those cavities may hold the remains of Queen Nefertiti, King Tut's stepmom and wife of Tut's father, Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. Ongoing radar scans of the tomb could uncover whether or not such cavities do exist.
Goods for the afterlife
King Tut's shrines
A unique lid
A well-known figure
Behind the doors
In 2016, Japanese radar technologist Hirokatsu Watanabe performed radar scans of the tomb to look for more evidence of any hidden chambers. The scans, released by the Egypt Ministry of Antiquities, "suggest the presence of two empty spaces or cavities beyond the decorated North and West walls of the Burial Chamber," according to a statement by the antiquities ministry. The scans also showed evidence of metal and organic artifacts within these hidden chambers. (Note that North faces down in this image.)