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  • Archaeologists discover child graves at ancient site in Egypt

    12/19/2017 6:18:01 AM PST · by madison10 · 14 replies
    FOX News ^ | 12/19/2017 | James Rogers
    A Swedish-Egyptian team working at the Gebel el Silsila site uncovered four child burials dating back to the Thutmosid period more than 3,000 years ago. The discoveries, which were announced recently, were made earlier this year. In a Facebook post, Dr. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities explained that the remains of a child aged between two and three years old was found in a rock-hewn grave at the site. The mummy, he explained, still retains its linen wrapping and is surrounded by “some organic material” from the remains of a wooden coffin. TROVE OF STATUES...
  • Snowflakes Triggered by Steve Martin’s 40-Year-Old King Tut Song

    11/19/2017 9:22:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 94 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Moonbattery
    Good thing Steve Martin came along before it was a thought crime to have a sense of humor: Comedian Steve Martin’s rendition of “King Tut” is triggering social justice warriors at Reed College because they see it as a form of cultural appropriation. For moonbattery at its most Jacobinic, there is no better place to look than a college located in Portland, Oregon. The song, originally performed on “Saturday Night Live,” actually criticizes the commercialization and trivialization of Egyptian history and presents a caricature of the Treasures of Tutankhamun traveling exhibit that toured seven United States cities from 1976 to...
  • Archaeologists discover mysterious void deep within Great Pyramid of Giza

    11/02/2017 6:30:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    www.theguardian.com ^ | Thursday 2 November 2017 08.00 EDT | Ian Sample Science editor
    Muon-detecting sensors have revealed a huge hidden cavity hidden within the pyramid – the first major structural find since the 19th century Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious enclosure hidden deep inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The massive cavity stretches for at least 30 metres and lies above the grand gallery, an impressive ascending corridor that connects the Queen’s chamber to the King’s in the heart of the historic monument. It is the first major structure found in the pyramid since the 19th century. It is unclear whether the void...
  • Scans of King Tut's Tomb Reveal Hidden Rooms, Egypt's Antiquities Ministry Says

    03/17/2016 10:05:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | Mar 17 2016, 8:03 am ET | by Charlene Gubash, Cassandra Vinograd and F. Brinley Bruton
    CAIRO — Radar scans of King Tut's tomb have revealed two spaces on the north and east chambers of the pharaonic mausoleum that could contain the "discovery of the century," Egypt's antiquities ministry said Thursday. Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty told a press conference that metal and organic masses were revealed by the scans, signaling that the rooms could possibly contain funerary objects. "It could be the discovery of the century. It's very important for Egyptian history and the history of the world," he said, adding that the chambers may well have belonged to a king or queen. Further tests will...
  • The REAL face of King Tut: Pharaoh had girlish hips, a club foot and buck teeth according to

    10/20/2014 10:07:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 19, 2014 | Mario Ledwith and Francesco Infante
    With strong features cast in burnished gold, Tutankhamun’s burial mask projects an image of majestic beauty and royal power. But in the flesh, King Tut had buck teeth, a club foot and girlish hips, according to the most detailed examination ever of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh’s remains. And rather than being a boy king with a love of chariot racing, Tut relied on walking sticks to get around during his rule in the 14th century BC, researchers said.
  • Mystery of King Tut's death solved?

    09/18/2012 1:40:31 PM PDT · by Renfield · 34 replies
    ABC News (Via Yahoo) ^ | 9-14-2012 | Matthew Rosenbaum
    The mystery of King Tut's death might finally be solved, according to one scientist who argues that the secret to the young pharaoh's demise is hidden in plain sight. Dr. Hutan Ashrafian, a lecturer and surgeon at the Imperial College London, says the key to the mystery lies in the art from the period, which depicted King Tut with highly feminine features, including enlarged breasts. The enlarged breasts, he argues, are indicative of a condition known as gynecomastia, which, when added to a host of historical and familial evidence, indicates that Tutankhamun might have suffered and eventually died from temporal...
  • King Tut statue among missing Egypt treasures, minister says

    02/13/2011 8:28:09 PM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    CNN NEWS WIRE ^ | 13 Feb 2011 | Staff
    Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- At least 17 artifacts from the Egyptian Museum of Cairo are missing following a break-in, the country's minister of antiquities said Sunday. The missing objects include a gilded wood statue of King Tutankhamun being carried by a goddess; parts of a gilded wood statue of Tutankhamun harpooning; a limestone statue of Akhenaten; a statue of Nefertiti making offerings; a sandstone head of an Amarna princess; a stone statuette of a scribe from Amarna; 1 wooden shabti statuettes of Yuya; and a heart scarab of Yuya. The discovery that the ancient treasures are missing came after museum...
  • King Tut statue among missing Egypt treasures, minister says

    02/13/2011 5:50:56 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 46 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | February 13, 2011 -- Updated 1326 GMT (2126 HKT) | CNN Wire Staff
    Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- At least 17 artifacts from the Egyptian Museum of Cairo are missing following a break-in, the country's minister of antiquities said Sunday. The missing objects include a gilded wood statue of King Tutankhamun being carried by a goddess; parts of a a gilded wood statue of Tutankhamun harpooning; a limestone statue of Akhenaten; a statue of Nefertiti making offerings; a sandstone head of an Amarna princess; a stone statuette of a scribe from Amarna; 11 wooden shabti statuettes of Yuya; and a heart scarab of Yuya. The discovery that the ancient treasures are missing came after...
  • Fox News Live Coverage: Cairo Museum Reportedly Catches Fire After Molotov Cocktail Thrown

    02/02/2011 9:11:42 AM PST · by Zakeet · 183 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 2, 2011
    All that's in at the present time is the announcement and a link taking the viewer to the live satellite feed.
  • King Tut suffered 'massive' chest injury, new research reveals

    11/12/2010 8:50:37 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Heritage Key ^ | Friday, November 5, 2010 | Owen Jarus
    One possibility that Dr. Harer ruled out is that of a chariot accident. "If he fell from a speeding chariot going at top speed you would have what we call a tumbling injury -- he'd go head over heels. He would break his neck. His back. His arms, legs. It wouldn't gouge a chunk out of his chest." Instead, at his Toronto lecture, Harer brought up another, more exotic possibility -- that Tut was killed by a hippo. It's not as far out an idea as it sounds, hippos are aggressive, quick and territorial animals, and there is an artefact...
  • Statue of King Tut's grandfather unearthed in Egypt

    10/03/2010 8:11:05 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/3/10 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed part a 3,400-year-old statue of the pharaoh Amenhotep III, believed to be the grandfather of the young King Tutankhamun, antiquities chief Zahi Hawass said on Saturday. 'The statue was found near the northern entrance of Amenhotep III's temple and depicts the king sitting down on a throne with Amun,' the chief deity, Hawass said. The 4ft by 3ft statue of Amenhotep III in Kom el-Hittan was discovered at the site of the pharaoh's mortuary temple in the southern city of Luxor, Egypt's Ministry of Culture said. The temple is one of the largest on the west...
  • Frail Boy-King Tut Died From Malaria, Broken Leg

    02/16/2010 9:59:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 19 replies · 856+ views
    http://news.yahoo.com/ ^ | February 15, 2010 | Paul Schemm
    CAIRO – Egypt's famed King Tutankhamun suffered from a cleft palate and club foot, likely forcing him to walk with a cane, and died from complications from a broken leg exacerbated by malaria, according to the most extensive study ever of his more than 3,300-year-old mummy.
  • First Lion Mummy Found in Tomb of King Tut's Wet Nurse

    01/14/2004 11:07:36 AM PST · by aculeus · 20 replies · 1,438+ views
    Tampa Bay on line ^ | Jan 14, 2004 | Alex Dominguez, Associated Press
    Some had names like "Slayer of his Foes" and accompanied the pharaoh into battle. Thousands more were hunted as a ritual of bravery and strength. But only one apparently served as an eternal guardian. A French archaeologist says his discovery of the first preserved lion skeleton in an ancient Egyptian tomb demonstrates the exalted reputation enjoyed by the King of Beasts more than 3,000 years ago. "It confirms the status of the lion as a sacred animal," Alain Zivie reports in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature. Zivie's research team discovered the lion's remains in 2001 as they excavated the...
  • Egypt Hopes to Solve Riddle of Tutankhamun Death

    11/14/2004 7:05:30 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 42 replies · 2,961+ views
    Science - Reuters ^ | Sat Nov 13, 2004 | Tom Perry
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt plans to X-ray the mummy of Tutankhamun to find out what killed the king who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago and died while only a teen-ager. Archaeologists will move Tutankhamun's body from its tomb, which was discovered packed with treasure in 1922, to Cairo for tests which should resolve the mystery over whether he died naturally or was murdered. "We will know about any diseases he had, any kind of injuries and his real age," Egyptian antiquities chief Zahi Hawass told Reuters. "We will know the answer to whether he died normally or was...
  • Tutankhamun died of gangrene

    05/10/2005 6:41:42 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 94 replies · 2,904+ views
    10 May 05 ^ | Not listed
    Egyptian scientists have finally lifted the veil of mystery surrounding famed pharaoh Tutankhamun's death, saying he died of a swift attack of gangrene after breaking his leg. "After consultations with Italian and Swiss experts, Egyptian scientists ... have found that a fracture in the boy king's left leg a day before his death was infected with gangrene and led to his passing," Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities said Tuesday. "The fracture was not sustained during the mummification process or as a result of some damage to the mummy as claimed by (British archeologist Howard) Carter," who discovered the sarcophagus of...
  • CT Scans Show What King Tut Looked Like

    05/10/2005 1:20:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 49 replies · 2,846+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/10/05 | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF/AP
    The first ever facial reconstructions based on CT scans of King Tutankhamun's mummy have produced images strikingly similar to the boy pharaoh's ancient portraits, Egypt's top archaeologist said Tuesday. One of the models shows a baby-faced young man with chubby cheeks and a round chin — with a resemblance to the famous gold mask of King Tut found in his tomb in 1922 by British excavation Howard Carter. Three teams of forensic artists and scientists — from France, the United States and Egypt — built models of the boy pharaoh's face based on some 1,700 high-resolution photos from CT...
  • Demonstrators say King Tut exhibit depicts wrong skin color

    12/18/2005 12:08:30 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 150 replies · 33,570+ views
    http://www.centredaily.com ^ | Dec. 17, 2005 | MACOLLVIE JEAN-FRANCOIS
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A "King Tut is back and he's still black" placard drew the gaze of visitors making their way to view the acclaimed exhibit at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale Saturday. Across from the entrance, about 25 demonstrators donning T-shirts marked with various pro-black slogans held up the placards. Waving the red, black and green African flag, at times moving to the beat of djembe drums on the sidewalk, they asked drivers in passing cars to honk in support of their goal: reminding people not to take the lighter-skinned portrait of King Tutankhamun on display...
  • Murder, Mayhem and Mystery on Display [Ancient Alexandria]

    05/13/2006 6:30:52 AM PDT · by aculeus · 16 replies · 646+ views
    Spiegel on line ^ | May 11, 2006 | By Matthias Schulz
    Treasure hunter Franck Goddio has spent years bringing the sunken city of Alexandria to the surface. The results of his labors, now premiering in Berlin, reveal incest, fratricide and iniquity. And breathtaking beauty. It's a good thing that the Martin Gropius Building has such high ceilings. It'll need them. The exhibit at the Berlin museum includes 15-ton statues sculpted from rose-colored granite that have spent millennia on the ocean floor. The pieces that will be on display in the exhibit entitled "Egypt's Sunken Treasure," opening to the public on May 13, but ceremoniously unveiled by German President Horst Köhler and...
  • Mystery tomb could hold Tutankhamen's widow

    06/02/2006 4:46:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 55 replies · 2,132+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 6/2/06 | The Daily Telegraph
    LONDON: It has been 84 years since Egypt's famed Valley of the Kings revealed its last great riches – the fabulous gold of Tutankhamen's tomb. Now archaeologists believe they have stumbled across one final secret: The mummified remains of the boy king's widow buried 3000 years ago. In a mysterious shaft less than 15m from Tutankhamen's burial ground, US archaeologists found seven coffins. They believe one they have not yet been able to open may contain the remains of Queen Ankhesenpaaten. The tomb – found by accident by Memphis University team leader Dr Otto Schaden – contained seven coffins stacked...
  • The significance of kitchens for Ancient Egyptians

    06/15/2007 5:10:15 AM PDT · by Renfield · 31 replies · 975+ views
    The Daily Star (Egypt) ^ | 6/2/07 | Ahmed Maged
    CAIRO: There are diverse aspects to the ancient Egyptian civilization that many of us are fascinated by: the building of pyramids, the tombs that store mummies or hoards of gold, as well as the captivating paintings on the walls. But few of us direct our attention to the ancient Egyptians’ cuisine and their kitchens. The issue would have remained sidelined, even despite of the fact that the walls in temples and tombs are replete with images showing the Pharaohs’ meals as well as the poultry and animals that made up part of their dishes. But when a tour guide’s interest...