King Tut's Beard Is Back, With Help From a Little Beeswax loading...
King Tut's Beard Is Back, With Help From a Little Beeswax
The beard has twice been knocked off of Tut's iconic gold mask. Now a new, high-tech effort has reattached it.
Possible New Chambers in Pyramid Hold Hopes for Egypt's Tourism loading...
Possible New Chambers in Pyramid Hold Hopes for Egypt's Tourism
Desperate to win back tourists, Egypt has ramped up efforts to solve the mysteries of the Great Pyramids of Giza.
Amazing Mummies: King Tut's Great Grandparents loading...
Amazing Mummies: King Tut's Great Grandparents
At 3,400 years old, Yuya and Tuyu don't look their age. And they were buried with treasures that hint at what might lie hidden behind Tut's tomb.
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The Pyramid Builders' Village in Egypt
Who built the great pyramids, and how did they accomplished this timeless feat?
Who Were the Ancient Bog Mummies? Surprising New Clues loading...
Who Were the Ancient Bog Mummies? Surprising New Clues
Ongoing research suggests at least two 2,000-year-old corpses had traveled before their deaths.
Did Egypt’s Old Kingdom Die—or Simply Fade Away? loading...
Did Egypt’s Old Kingdom Die—or Simply Fade Away?
The end of the great age of pyramid building in Egypt was long thought to be a traumatic collapse that plunged the Nile Valley into a long era of chaos. Researchers are trying to change that view.
King Tut's Mummified Penis Hints at Political Struggle? loading...
King Tut's Mummified Penis Hints at Political Struggle?
The king's burial as god of the afterlife reflects ancient turmoil, study says.
Museum Officials Accused of Mishandling King Tut’s Mask loading...
Museum Officials Accused of Mishandling King Tut’s Mask
Egypt blames restorers and a former museum director for breaking off the burial mask’s beard and gluing it back on.
The Search for Queen Nefertiti Enters a New Phase loading...
The Search for Queen Nefertiti Enters a New Phase
Mounting evidence suggests the legendary monarch’s burial chamber is hidden in King Tut’s tomb.
Egypt's Population Boom Threatens Cultural Treasures loading...
Egypt's Population Boom Threatens Cultural Treasures
Surging demand for housing and services puts historical sites at risk.
King Tut Mysteries Solved: Was Disabled, Malarial, and Inbred loading...
King Tut Mysteries Solved: Was Disabled, Malarial, and Inbred
"Frail boy" needed cane, says study, which also found oldest genetic proof of malaria.
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Desperately Seeking Queen Nefertiti
An archaeologist says he has discovered the legendary monarch’s burial chamber hidden inside King Tut’s tomb—but she’s been “found” before.
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Can Egypt be brought back from the brink? A team of passionate archaeologists is on a remarkable quest to discover more of the country’s history, conserve its heritage and bring tourists back to the pyramids.

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