King Tut's dagger blade was made from a meteorite
King Tut's dagger blade was made from a meteorite.
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King Tutankhamun Owned An Ancient 'Cosmic Dagger' That Came From Outer Space
The Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun was buried alongside a dagger made from the metal of a meteorite, archaeologists have revealed.
King Tut's dagger has an out-of-this-world origin
Researchers tease out the secrets of an iron dagger blade found wrapped up with Tutankhamun in the ancient boy king's sarcophagus.
'Aristotle's Tomb' Discovered By Archaeologist
A Greek archaeologist believes he may have discovered Aristotle’s tomb. Konstantinos Sismanidis excavated the birthplace of the ancient philosopher in northern Greece in the 1990s, and now thinks that...
8 Surprising Facts About Alexander The Great
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Spanish Leak Reveals Hidden Chamber In Tutankhamun Tomb Is Full Of Treasures
The Tourism Minister of Egypt Hisham Zaazou may have slipped up during a recent visit to Spain when he revealed startling information about the investigations into a hidden chamber in Tutankhamun
Tutankhamun: Egypt Museum Staff Face Trial Over Botched Beard Job
Egyptian prosecutors are reported to have referred eight museum employees for trial over a botched reattachment of the beard on the burial mask of the pharaoh, Tutankhamun. It comes a year after offic...
Radar Scans In King Tut’s Tomb Suggest Hidden Chambers
After two nights of tests in the Valley of the Kings, new evidence reinforces the theory that undiscovered rooms may lie behind the painted walls. The results, announced Saturday morning at a news con...
1922: The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb — in color
In 1907, Egyptologist and archaeologist Howard Carter was hired by George Herbert, the 5th Earl of Carnarvon to oversee excavations in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Carter had built a reputation for sc...
Infrared Scans Show Possible Hidden Chamber In King Tut’s Tomb
A survey of the tomb was conducted using infrared thermography, which measures temperature distributions on a surface. According to Mamdouh el-Damaty, the Minister of Antiquities, “the preliminary ana...
1922: The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb — in color
The greatest "unboxing" of the twentieth century. In 1907, Egyptologist and archaeologist Howard Carter was hired by George Herbert, the 5th Earl of Carnarvon to oversee excavations in Egypt’s Valley ...
Long-Lost 'Secret Rooms' May Have Been Found In King Tut's Tomb
King Tut's tomb may be hiding a huge secret. Egyptian officials said on Monday there's evidence of two hidden chambers behind the tomb's famous painted walls -- and one expert believes those secret r...
Has Queen Nefertiti Been Found Behind Tutankhamun's Tomb?
Dr Nicholas Reeves, an English archaeologist at the University of Arizona, says he made the discovery after analysing high-resolution radar scans of the walls of Tutankhamun's grave. Almost 100 years ...
Bones Of Philip Of Macedon Identified
The famous "Tomb of Philip" is not after all the tomb in which the remains of the legendary king Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great, were laid to rest. Another adjacent well-known tom...
Ten Powerful And Fearsome Women Of The Ancient World
In most civilizations of the past, it was the men who were engaged in the bloody business of war… but not always. Throughout history there have been many powerful women who have led nations or guided ...
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