Quantcast

Latest Tutankhamun Stories

2006-03-13 11:40:00

CAIRO -- A chamber discovered last month in the Valley of the Kings was a room used by the ancient Egyptians for mummifying pharaohs buried in the area, rather than a tomb, Egypt's top archaeologist said on Monday. Zahi Hawass said five sarcophagi found in the chamber contained remnants of pottery, shrouds and materials used in mummification. The team from the University of Memphis which discovered the chamber had also opened 10 sealed jars found there to discover other materials used in...

2006-02-10 18:28:26

LUXOR, Egypt -- The painted 3,000-year-old face of a woman - her eyes lined in black kohl - stared from a funerary mask as authorities on Friday revealed to the world the first tomb discovered in eight decades in the Valley of the Kings. The five mummies inside - possibly members of a pharaoh's court - were discovered by a team of American archaeologists working on the neighboring tomb of Amenmeses, a late 19th Dynasty pharaoh. "It's a dream come true," said Edwin Brock, co-director of the...

2006-02-10 12:55:00

VALLEY OF THE KINGS, Egypt -- A newly found tomb containing five mummies was officially opened in the Valley of the Kings on Friday, the first such discovery since the grave of Pharaoh Tutankhamun was uncovered in 1922. The mummies were in sarcophagi dating from the 18th dynasty and were surrounded by pots holding food which ancient Egyptians believed would be used in the afterlife, archaeologists said. The 18th dynasty ruled Egypt from 1567 BC to 1320 BC, a period during which the country's...

2006-02-09 05:30:00

CAIRO -- An American team has found what appears to be an intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings, the first found in the valley since that of Tutankhamun in 1922, one of the archaeologists said on Thursday. The tomb contains five or six mummies in intact sarcophagi from the late 18th dynasty, about the same period as Tutankhamun, but the archaeologists have not yet had the time or the access to identify them, the archaeologist added. The 18th dynasty ruled Egypt from 1567 BC to 1320 BC, a...

2006-01-24 08:40:00

CAIRO -- Egyptologists have discovered a statue of Queen Ti, wife of one of Egypt's greatest pharaohs and grandmother to the boy-king Tutankhamun, at an ancient temple in Luxor, an Egyptian antiquities official said on Tuesday. The official said the roughly 3,400 year-old statue was uniquely well preserved. Ti's husband, Amenhotep III, presided over an era which saw a renaissance in Egyptian art. "It was a time of flourishing of art in ancient Egypt ... Behind a good man is a strong woman....

2005-08-12 14:33:25

BERLIN (Reuters) - A famous bust of Egyptian queen Nefertiti, regarded by many as a Mona Lisa of the ancient world, has returned to Berlin's Museum Island, 66 years after being evacuated at the outbreak of World War Two. Ever since its first public exhibition in 1923, the precision of the 3,300-year-old sculpture's symmetrical lines and its finely wrought features have drawn thousands of admirers from around the globe. On show for most of the past 40 years at the Egyptian Museum in...

5057121ae0cf596f4f895ffc3ef7d6961
2005-05-11 00:00:00

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- The first ever facial reconstructions based on CT scans of King Tutankhamun's mummy have produced images strikingly similar to the boy pharaoh's ancient portraits, Egypt's top archaeologist said Tuesday. One of the models shows a baby-faced young man with chubby cheeks and a round chin - with a resemblance to the famous gold mask of King Tut found in his tomb in 1922 by British excavation Howard Carter. Three teams of forensic artists and scientists - from France, the...

67c429cb8d1072393b3890d44a3279301
2005-04-08 03:35:00

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- This much experts know: One was a priest from a wealthy family. Another was a young girl who sang during religious rituals. A third was a child, buried in a finely carved wooden coffin. But there is much more to learn about the six Egyptian mummies that were wrapped and buried in strips of resin-encrusted linen thousands of years ago to protect them from the elements. Using 21st century medical technology, curators and radiologists in Southern California are...

d699af384e1207111b97f1834c75b9c31
2005-01-06 00:40:00

LUXOR, Egypt (AP) -- A team of researchers briefly removed King Tut's mummy from its tomb Wednesday and laid bare his bones for a CT scan that could solve an enduring mystery: Was it murder or natural causes that killed Egypt's boy pharaoh 3,000 years ago? Tut's toes and fingers and an eerie outline of his face could be seen as the mummy, resting in a box to protect it, was placed inside the machine in a specially equipped van parked near his underground tomb in the famed Valley of the Kings....


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
Related