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It’s been a century since Howard Carter discovered the tomb of an obscure Egyptian pharaoh named Tutankhamen, kicking off a period of Egyptomania and a fascination with the pharaoh that endures to this day.
Tut's tomb was stuffed to the brim with thousands of objects meant to make his afterlife eternally posh.
‘Äpplet’ had a more successful naval career than its short-lived sibling, the ‘Vasa.’ Studying its wreck could help explain why.
When King Tut's tomb was discovered in 1922, some believed the Egyptian pharaoh unleashed a powerful curse upon all who dared to disturb his eternal slumber.
King Tut’s excavation, legacy, and life remain far from settled.
Following the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, two scholars battled each other to decipher the mysterious Egyptian writing system.
In centuries past, mummies were put to a variety of inventive uses: art, commerce, science, entertainment, and possibly even paper making.
Cecil Chubb attended an auction in 1915 and decided Stonehenge would make for a fantastic new family possession.
Hatshepsut seized the reins of power and never let go.
Find out the real deal behind mummies, the truth behind the Sphinx’s nose, and how King Tut probably met his end.
From Steve Martin's 'Saturday Night Live' song to 'The Mummy' movies, King Tut has had an eventful afterlife.
These mysterious undersea sites might contain millions (or billions) in lost treasure.
Over several decades beginning in 1607, Jamestown nearly collapsed multiple times as colonists succumbed to disease and famine.
We sometimes think human prehistory was much more peaceful than today. But archaeological evidence suggests otherwise.
One of the most important archaeological discoveries in British history, the Sutton Hoo ship burial contained a hoard of Anglo-Saxon artifacts that transformed our understanding of the "Dark Ages."
More than 5500 artifacts have been brought up since the first salvage trip to the 'Titanic' wreckage in 1987.