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King Tut’s dagger is made of meteorite

New analysis carried out on the blade of a dagger found buried with King Tutankhamen has revealed that it was made out of a meteorite. The dagger was found by archeologist Howard Carter in 1925, three years after he discovered King Tut's tomb. The dagger was in the wrapping surrounding the

Hidden rooms may lie behind King Tut’s burial chamber

A ground-penetrating radar survey carried out in Tutankhamun's tomb has revealed the possible existence of two chambers between the north and west walls of the burial chamber. Organic and metal materials were also detected inside these empty spaces. Eldamaty explains that studies carried out on the northern wall reveal that it has

King Tut’s death: Stil a mystery

A new study is dismissing the recent theory that King Tut died due to a chariot accident. According to the researchers, the diagnosis of trauma caused by a chariot accident is one of the many hypothesis about King Tut's death for which not enough evidence can be found. To prove their point,

Replica of King Tut’s tomb to be re-erected

An exact 3D-scanned replica of King Tutankhamun's tomb is set to be re-erected on Luxor's west bank. Director and Chief Engineer of Factum Arte Michael Ward said that Tutankhamun's replica tomb took three years to complete and involved the invention of a new technology to record every inch of the tomb

Audio recording of Tutankhamun’s trumpets

Recently looted from the Cairo Museum during the recent uprising was one of Tutankhamun's trumpets, found in his tomb when it was opened in 1922. In 1939 they were played for a BBC radio recording, which you can listen to here. For more than 3,000 years they had lain, muted, in

King Tut’s grandmother had a wart on her face

There's another attention grabbing headline for you. High resolution analysis of King Tut's grandmother, known for her legendary beauty, has revealed that she had a flat wart on her forehead. "I got a high-resolution image of the mummy’s face from the Egyptian museum. From the enlargement, the small growth appears compatible

Egyptian discoveries to look forward to in 2011

According to Zahi Hawass, chief of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, the tomb of King Tut's wife, a buried pyramid, the Great Pyramid's secret doors, and the final resting place of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony are some of the amazing discoveries that may be found in 2011. At the present time,

Tutankhamun excavation archive put online

The entire archive of material relating to the King Tutankhamnun excavation by Howard Carter in 1922 has been put online. [Thx Ashley] of the real curses of Tutankhamun, from Dr Malek’s point of view, was the failure of Egyptologists to publish the discovery in its entirety. Dr Malek said: