Monday, March 14, 2016

Ancient Egypt this week: Tut-a-RAma

Is Queen Nefertiti hiding in a chamber behind King Tutankhamun’s tomb?

IN the walls of the tomb where King Tutankhamun was discovered is, according to experts, the “greatest antiquities discovery of all time”. There’s just one problem — getting to it is almost impossible.
Experts in recent months made a discovery they say will change history. Using detailed scans for the first time, they watched temperatures change in different parts of the tomb, deep inside the Valley of the Kings. They say concealed in the walls are two sealed doors. Behind them could be Queen Nefertiti’s tomb and riches the likes of which the world has never seen.
Michael Usher and the 60 Minutes crew flew to Egypt and saw for themselves what the greatest minds on the topic say is a game-changer.

Enigma of the Heartless Pharaoh: Who Stole the Heart of King Tut, and Why?

The tomb of Tutankhamun revealed a wealth of anomalies, beginning with its discovery in 1922, right through the subsequent years of its excavation. The plethora of mysteries that surround the boy king's mummification and royal burial have endured for nearly a century, from the time they were first noted by the assiduous archaeologist, Howard Carter.

Lenore loves this King Tut tomb!

On Nov. 26, 1922, Howard Carter took out the little chisel his grandmother had given him on his 17th birthday when he, an English lad, was already obsessed by ancient Egypt. Now pushing 50, a middle-aged archeologist who had seemed promising, then washed up, then possibly promising again, Carter was standing in a hole in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, sweating.

778 Ancient Egyptian artefacts from Luxor to bolster Grand Museum in Giza

A collection of 778 ancient Egyptian artefacts is set to arrive tomorrow from Luxor to the Grand Egyptian Museum, which is set to open in 2018

GEM general supervisor Tarek Tawfik told Ahram Online that the objects to be delivered to the museum were previously stored in Ali Hassan and Abul-Goud's archaeological galleries in Luxor, as well as in archaeological storehouses in Esna.

Cleveland Museum of Art's "Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt

CLEVELAND, Ohio – It has taken two years to organize "Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt," a major loan exhibition of ancient masterpieces from the British Museum in London that opens Sunday at the Cleveland Museum of Art as part of the museum's 2016 centennial.