The investigation of King Tut’s tomb to find secret chambers ended today with promising results, according to a statement from Egypt’s antiquity ministry.
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There may be treasures still waiting to be discovered at the site of King Tut’s tomb, nearly a century after it was first discovered in 1922. After inspecting the site yesterday, a team of archaeologists say they’ve found evidence of two previously undiscovered rooms—rooms that may hold the remains of Queen Nefertiti.
Earlier this year, King Tut’s famous burial mask was damaged during a botched cleaning attempt. Experts are now contemplating the best way to restore the ancient relic.
Late last week it was revealed that the beard from King Tut's burial mask was hastily glued back on with epoxy after being accidentally knocked off by a maintenance crew. After inspecting the priceless artifact, a German restoration specialist says it can probably be fixed.
The most famous archaeological relic in the world has been damaged during a botched cleaning attempt. After being knocked off, the blue and gold braided beard on King Tut's burial mask was "hastily" glued back on with an inappropriate adhesive, damaging the item even further.
Imagine being an archaeologist exploring ancient shrines in Egypt and stumbling upon this 3,245-year-old unbroken seal. Such was the sight that greeted Howard Carter in 1923 as he prepared to enter King Tut's astounding shrine for the first time.
We've all heard stories of the miraculous tomb of King Tutankhamun, son of the rebel king Akhenaten who believed in monotheism. Trying to learn more, Egyptian scientists recently sequenced his DNA. Here's how their discoveries became racially and politically charged events.
Even for an ancient culture who liked hollowing out, embalming and then bandaging their leaders' corpses, King Tutankhamun was buried in a weird way. His heart was replaced with a scarab, he was covered in black oils, and his penis was mummified as if erect. One historian thinks she's figured out why.
A genetic investigation by French archaeologist Marc Gabolde is threatening to rewrite the history books on two of ancient Egypt's most iconic figures. For years, antiquities experts have assumed that Akhenaten and his unnamed sister were the parents of the world's most famous pharaoh, Tutankhamun. And in fact,…
Among the remarkable treasures found in Tutankhamun's tomb were two ornate trumpets, one made of silver and the other of bronze. In 1939, BBC radio broadcast the trumpets' music to 150 million people, and they're now re-releasing the original audio.
For the living, doctor/patient confidentiality is considered a basic right, something violated by only the most ethically bankrupt. Yet King Tutankhamen's deadly diseases, incestuous habits, and missing penis make international headlines. Should researchers reveal all this intimate, embarrassing information?
National Geographic has just republished an essay written in 1923, by a journalist who ventured inside King Tut's tomb shortly after it was excavated - and told his tale with low-key swashbuckling flair.
While trying to determine the cause of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun's death, one researcher found that not all of the boy king's parts were present and accounted for.
Scientists from Hamburg's Bernhard Nocht Institute are challenging the assertion that Tutankhamun died of malaria and injuries from a fall. The German team believes that Tut's foot bones indicate sickle cell, a common disorder amongst Egypt's oases inhabitants. [AFP]