King Tut Day: On Nov. 4, 1922, a team of archaeologists led by Howard Carter, found the entrance to King Tutankhamen’s tomb in Egypt. The young king had been buried with vast amounts of gold treasures, including a solid gold death mask. The tomb was relatively intact, and excavation of it took several years. The Coffinette for the Viscera of Tutankhamun is pictured during the press viewing of the Tutankhamun Exhibition & The Golden Age of the Pharaohs at the O2 Centre, London, England, Nov. 13, 2007. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) King Tut was around 19 years old when he…
By combining an analysis of written artifacts with a study of skeletal remains, Stanford postdoctoral scholar Anne Austin is creating a detailed picture of medical care at the ancient Egyptian site of Deir el-Medina.
Antiquities Minister Mamdouh Al-Damaty has decided to call off the periodic maintenance closure of Pharaonic King Tut Ankh Amon’s tomb, previously slated for November, until the end of the current tourism season.The minister reiterated that the “Golden Pharaoh's” mummy will remain in the Valley of the King in Luxor, ending spe
Following in the footsteps of New York's Metropolitan Museum, London's British Museum is about to revolutionize the gift shop experience by allowing visitors to download and 3D print replicas of its priceless antiques and artifacts.