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Blending 3D graphics, stylized reconstructions and forensic investigations, this special takes a 21st century approach to ancient history, to build the ultimate picture of King Tutankhamen.

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World's First Geologic Map Was Far Ahead of Its Time
A map drawn on papyrus more than 3,000 years ago helped spur the search for mineral wealth in modern Egypt.
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Deciphering The Rosetta Stone
The granite-like slab holds the key to understanding Egyptian hieroglyphics
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Peek Inside Cat Mummies With New X-ray Images
Turns out there's more than one way to scan a cat.
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The Leaning Pyramid Of Giza
The Great Pyramid is wonky, say engineers.
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The Secret Lives Of Mummies
New 3D scans to reveal insights on how they lived – and died.
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King Tut’s Blade Was Made Of Meteorite
New study reveals the dagger Tutankhamun was buried with contains meteoric iron.
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Egyptologists Clash Over Hidden Chambers In King Tut’s Tomb
As the debate rages on, new tests for secret rooms yield conflicting results.
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Egypt’s Oldest Known Art
Rock face drawings and etchings recently rediscovered in southern Egypt are similar in age and style to the iconic Stone Age cave paintings in Lascaux, France, and Altamira, Spain, archaeologists say.
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4,600-Year-Old Egyptian Pyramid Threatened by Development
Decades before the great pyramids at Giza took shape, a modest stepped pyramid arose at a site now known as Edfu.
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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.

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