Tutankhamun

  • Tutankhamun Aug 5, 2019

    Egypt Begins Restoration on King Tut's Golden Coffin

    Egypt started the first-ever restoration work on a gold-covered sarcophagus of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun, ahead of the country’s new museum opening next year, the antiquities minister said Sunday. Khaled el-Anany told reporters that work on the outermost coffin, which is made of wood and gilded with gold, is expected to take at least eight months. He said that’s...

  • Tutankhamun May 6, 2018

    Egypt Says No Hidden Rooms in King Tut's Tomb After All

    New radar scans have provided conclusive evidence that there are no hidden rooms inside King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber, Egypt’s antiquities ministry said Sunday, bringing a disappointing end to years of excitement over the prospect. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said an Italian team conducted extensive studies with ground-penetrating radar that showed the tomb did not...

  • Tutankhamun Feb 4, 2018

    Egypt Says 4,400-Year-Old Tomb Discovered Outside Cairo

    Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the country’s famed pyramids at the Giza plateau just outside of Cairo, the Antiquities Ministry said Saturday, the latest discovery that authorities hope will help revive the country’s staggering tourism sector. The tomb was found in a wider area of Giza’s western necropolis, which is known to be home to tombs...

  • Tutankhamun Nov 16, 2017

    Egypt Displays Previously Unseen King Tut Artifacts

    Egypt opened an exhibition on Wednesday to display previously unseen treasures from King Tutankhamun’s famed tomb. At least 55 pieces of fabric decorated with gold that were found in the tomb of the pharaoh, better known as King Tut, will be exhibited in public for the first time since its discovery in 1922, said German conservator Christian Eckmann. He said...

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