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There’s much more to this iconic statue than a couple of absent appendages.
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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.