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    ANCIENT Egypt enjoys a rich history with pharaohs ruling the country for centuries. One of the most famous pharaohs was Tutankhamun, represented by his iconic mask, after his tomb was discovered a century ago. 1 Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt Who was Tutankhamun? Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh who ruled from 1332-1323 BC. He was just nine years old when he took the throne, and ruled for approximately ten years, presumably aided by powerful advisers or priests. During his reign he restored the supremacy of the Egyptian god Amun, after worshipping the deity was banned during his father's reign. To honour his preferred god the pharaoh changed his name from Tutankhaten to Tutankhamun, which means Living Image of Amun. And he moved Egypt's capital to Thebes, modern Luxor, the location of Amun's major cult. When he became king he married his half-sister Ankhesenpaaten, and they had two stillborn daughters. How did Tutankhamun die? Study of Tutankhamun's mummy revealed he was slight, and around 5ft 11 inches tall. His body also displayed the first known proof of the disease malaria. The cause of Tutankhamun's...
    Patience is a virtue — but it must have been wearing thin at Highclere Castle in the summer of 1922 as Lord Carnarvon pondered whether to allow Howard Carter one last season of excavation work in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. He had already spent £5-6 million in today’s money, and was disappointed that his investment was showing such little return. But he rolled the dice one more time — and, 100 years ago this week, was rewarded with arguably the greatest ever archaeological discovery. Carter and his team had been investigating a line of rocks in front of the tomb of Ramesses VI when a young water boy stumbled on a stone that turned out to be the top flight of covered stairs. After partially digging out the steps, they came across a doorway stamped with oval seals and hieroglyphics. This was just the start of things to come. At that point, most of us would have dug out — or bashed down — the door to see what it was concealing, but Carter loyally deferred to his patron....
    AN ARCHEOLOGIST believes he has located the lost Egyptian tomb of Queen Nefertiti - and he has proof that she is buried there. Nearly 100 years ago Brit Howard Carter uncovered the final resting place of the young king Tutankhamun - the Queen's stepson. 6Brit archaeologist Nicholas Reeves believes he's found lost Queen Nefertiti's tombCredit: EPA 6It's been 100 years since Howard Carter uncovered Tutankhamun's final resting placeCredit: WARNING: Use of this image is subject to the terms of use of BBC Pictures' Digital Picture 6Nefertiti's bust at the Neues Museum in BerlinCredit: Getty 6Reeves' theory claims there are two chambers housing Nefertiti and her belongings behind Tutankhamun's tombCredit: EPA But now expert Dr Nicholas Reeves claims he has found the tomb of the lost Queen in the very same place. Speaking to the Times, he said that Tutankhamun's burial site was merely an antechamber of the Queen's tomb and was used at the last minute when the young king died unexpectedly. According to Reeves, who has been developing his theory since 2014, radar scans show...
    More buried treasure may be found belong the tomb of  King Tutankhamun, according to new research on its hieroglyphs. Howard Carter become the world’s most celebrated archaeologist when he led the team that discovered the 3,000-year-old tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. The Tutankhamun expedition, funded by Lord Carnarvon, found more than 5,000 objects. Treasures included the pharaoh's solid gold coffin, multiple thrones, furniture, food and wine. However, a newly revised book by fellow archaeologist Dr Nicholas Reeves has suggested that Tutankhamun’s tomb is only an antechamber. He has said that a larger sepulchre may be hidden behind it - leading to the resting place of Tutankhamun’s stepmother Queen Nefertiti. Dr Reeves told The Times: 'The greatest archaeological discovery in the world has got more to give - potentially something far more impressive than Tutankhamun’s burial. 'I’m suggesting that the most famous woman in the ancient world is also buried there.' A room inside the tomb of King Tutankhamun as Egypt marks the 100th anniversary of its discovery Tourists stand in front of a giant banner showing the golden mask of King Tutankhamun...
    ON November 4, 1922, archaeologist Howard Carter found the tomb of Tutankhamun, potentially the most famous Ancient Egyptian in the world. I visited the Boy King's tomb in Luxor in 2020 and also went behind the scenes of the new Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo. 6Tutankhamun's tomb is in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt 6I had a behind-the-scenes look at Tutankhamun's coffin and artifacts in Cairo in 2020 6This dust and debris was collected by Howard Carter when he was excavating King Tut's tomb 100 years ago and was still being sifted through when I visited 6Some of these artifacts had remained a secret in the dust for almost 100 years What I learned was that we may have had 100 years to uncover the secrets surrounding Tutankhamun but many mysteries still remain. One of the biggest remaining mysteries and conspiracies surrounding Tutankhamun is 'The Curse of the Pharaohs'. After the tomb's discovery in 1922, archaeologists, and even their family members, died from horrible illnesses or in strange accidents – and some say the deaths weren't a coincidence. Some...
    Bakers have created incredible edible displays for this year's Cake International event at the NEC in Birmingham. As a tribute to the final series of Peaky Blinders, cake artists Stephanie Would, from Bradford, Jane Lashbrook, from London, Sherrilee Clark and Corinna Maguire created an immersive Garrison pub for visitors to pull up a chair and sit down with a life-size cake version of Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy). People will have the chance to step into the Garrison and soak up the atmosphere with favourite members of the Shelby family.  Bakers have created incredible edible displays for this year's Cake International event at the NEC in Birmingham including this life-size cake version of Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) from Peaky Blinders by Stephanie Would, from Bradford, Jane Lashbrook, Sherrilee Clark and Corinna Maguire While Emma Jayne created the largest ever cake creation of Egyptian Pharaoh, Tutankhamun made entirely of sponge cake, rice crispy mixture, icing and sugar paste The team of creative cake masters is headed up by artist Stephanie of Cake Nation who says it has been a 'huge project' for her team.  RELATED ARTICLES ...
    Nov. 4, 2022, marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, and soon the world will be inundated with Tut mania: books, TV programs, museum exhibitions, and even an opera about the boy-king. “King Tut” is the most famous of all Egyptian pharaohs, and with good reason. First, there’s the discovery of his tomb—a saga made for the movies. The down-on-his-luck archaeologist (Howard Carter) teams up with a wealthy Englishman (Lord Carnarvon) and for years, they search the Valley of the Kings for the missing tomb—and they find it, packed with treasures. Today, it is still the only king’s tomb found intact in the Valley. It was so crammed with objects that when Carter first peered in and Lord Carnarvon asked him what he could see, the reply was, “Gold, everywhere the glint of gold.” What more could you want? Perhaps a curse. Soon after the tomb was opened, Lord Carnarvon died in Cairo, on his way home to Highclere Castle. Psychics came out of the woodwork saying they predicted death would come swiftly to those who defiled...
    EXPERTS are still baffled by Tutankhamun's history one hundred years after his mysterious tomb was uncovered. Historians remain divided about some key questions, such as what might be beyond the walls and even whether the tomb was meant for young King Tut. 1Howard Carter led the team that found Tutankhamun 100 years ago And archaeologists haven't even managed to completely understand all the thousands of treasures buried with him. Friday marks one hundred years since British archaeologist Howard Carter led a team into Tutankhamun's iconic resting place. The whole excavation took ten years to complete. Daniela Rosenow, from the University of Oxford's Griffith Institute told The Sun: "It was the first time a royal tomb was discovered almost intact more or less. Read More on The SunBUTT OUT Trolls slam me for wearing 'unflattering' clothes & say my tummy looks like a bum "It gave us an insight, it was almost like a time bubble, into ancient Egypt because there was over 5,000 objects, some of them for the burial and many of them also every day life objects, things...
    Finding a Pharaoh Nearly 100 years ago, the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun was discovered. Here’s a look at one of the greatest archaeological finds in history. Almost lost Tutankhamun was about age 9 when he became king of Egypt. He died after a 10-year rule (approximately 1332–1323 BC). His story would have been forgotten if it were not for the discovery of his tomb in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings. It is the most intact Pharaoh’s tomb ever found and it held a wealth of objects that give a unique insight into this period of ancient Egyptian history. Carter’s excavation endeavors were running low on funding, but he asked for one more season from his financial backer, the Earl of Carnarvon. Lord Carnarvon granted him one more year. The first steps to the tomb were discovered on Nov. 4, 1922. The tomb Despite the riches it contained, the tomb of Tutankhamun, No. 62 in the Valley of the Kings, is quite modest compared to the other tombs in the area, both...
    It was the discovery of the century, and led Howard Carter in 1922 to become the world’s most celebrated archaeologist. But a BBC television documentary will tonight brand him a thief, claiming he took a priceless piece of jewellery after he found the tomb of Tutankhamun. The accusation against Carter comes just days before the 100th anniversary of the pharaoh’s final resting place being uncovered in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. The programme, presented by Oxford art historian Janina Ramirez, focuses on a priceless jewel-encrusted collar that went missing shortly after it was discovered on the 19-year-old’s preserved body. A BBC television documentary will tonight brand him a thief, claiming he took a priceless piece of jewellery after he found the tomb of Tutankhamun RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Putin pulls out of deal to supply grain from Ukraine -... 'So I may not say everything perfectly sometimes':... Share this article Share Dr Ramirez says: ‘It seems Howard took the parts back to London hoping perhaps to reconstruct them. Instead, he gave...
    KING Tut's tomb is full of ancient treasures giving a small glimpse of life more than 3,000 years ago. The young pharaoh's resting place was filled with more 5,000 artefacts, including luxury furniture and gold weapons. 4Tutankhamun is a symbol of ancient Egypt despite only ruling for 10 short yearsCredit: Getty There were even walking sticks belonging to the frail Tutankhamun, who died at the age of 19. Here's a glimpse at some of the weird and wonderful things uncovered in his tomb. Death Mask One of the most famous items found in Tutankhamun's tomb was the distinctive Death Mask. Read More on The SunJEAN-IUS I'm plus-size & found the perfect jeans in the supermarket, they’re a steal This was placed on the young King's face. It was mostly made of gold, making it weigh over 10 kilograms. Daggers 4Several detailed weapons were buried with TutankhamunCredit: Alamy Among the weapons in King Tut's tomb were some very precious daggers. Most read in TechAPPLE GRUMBLE Every iPhone owner told to update settings immediately – or it could cost youSCAM ALERT Urgent...
    In just a few days, it will be 100 years since Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Howard Carter’s breakthrough opened up a whole new world of understanding in Egyptology. To mark the anniversary, we’ve taken a look at some on-screen classics to separate fact from fiction.
    A LEADING Egyptologist has claimed that he is weeks away from discovering the long-lost body of Queen Nefertiti. Zahi Hawass, who was previously Egypt's Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs, reckons a mummy he is currently studying will turn out to be that of the elusive ancient monarch. 1The famous bust of Queen Nefertiti has wowed crowds for a century, but the ancient monarch's mummy has never been foundCredit: Getty If true then Hawass, who has decades of experience studying Egyptian history and excavating ancient tombs, has stumbled across one of the archaeological finds of the century. The researcher told Spanish newspaper El Independiente: "I'm sure I'll reveal Nefertiti's mummy in a month or two." The final resting place of Nefertiti, who was queen alongside Pharaoh Akhenaten over 3,000 years ago, is one of Egypt's greatest mysteries. It's believed the powerful monarch was the mother of King Tutankhamun's wife, and that she briefly ruled Egypt outright after the death of her husband in 1335 BC. Read more about archaeologyGRAVE DISCOVERY Eerie scans reveal murders of mummies 'beaten and stabbed' 1100 years...
    ARCHAEOLOGISTS have finally solved a mystery surrounding a dagger that belonged to King Tutankhamun 3,400 years ago. Fresh analysis of the weapon discovered in the pharaoh's tomb in 1922 reveals that it was forged from a meteorite outside of Egypt. 3King Tut's dagger was forged using iron from a meteorite The discovery backs a previous theory that the decorative shiv was gifted to King Tut’s grandfather from abroad. The artefact's origins and the way it was manufactured remain one of the great mysteries surrounding Tut's grave goods. It's unusual in that it was made using a metal that the Egyptians would not begin to smelt for another 500 years: Iron. In 2016, scientists determined that the chemical makeup of the 13-inch blade show that it was expertly crafted from an iron meteorite. Now a fresh analysis from a team at the Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan has revealed that the object was likely forged outside of Egypt. Researchers described their investigation earlier this month in the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science. Most read in TechSUN STORM Huge explosion on the...
    A LOST Ancient Egyptian city has been uncovered after 3,000 years and experts have hailed it the most "important discovery since the tomb of Tutankhamun". The 'Golden City of Luxor' has just become the “the largest” ancient city ever found in Egypt. 7The ancient city is vastCredit: EPA Famous Egyptologist Zahi Hawass announced that the city had been discovered near Luxor, home of the Valley of the Kings. An official statement said: "The Egyptian mission under Dr. Zahi Hawass found the city that was lost under the sands. "The city is 3,000 years old, dates to the reign of Amenhotep III, and continued to be used by Tutankhamun and Ay." Betsy Bryan, Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at Johns Hopkins University, said the city discovery was the “second most important archeological discovery since the tomb of Tutankhamun” 7Skeletons were found at the siteCredit: EPA 7Homes and administrative districts were foundCredit: EPA As well as the the city streets and evidence of buildings, lots of artefacts and even skeletal remains have been discovered. The team found precious jewellery, scarab beetle...
    THE long-lost face of an Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh has been revealed – and it might by Tutankhamun's father. Scientists have painstakingly recreated what they believe the late Egyptian ruler may have looked like 3,300 years ago. 3This may be the face of King Tutankhamun's fatherCredit: FAPAB, Sicily The remains of the mystery figure were found in Egpyt's Valley of the Kings in 1907. It became known as tomb KV55, and was found very close to the tomb of Tutankhamun himself. There are several theories about who the body inside the tomb belonged to. But whoever it may be, scientists have now managed to recreate the ancient face of the mystery pharaoh. The process took researchers at Sicily's FAPAB centre and 3D forensic artist Cicero Moraes months to create. They modelled muscles and ligaments onto the skull, then placed skin on top using computer-modelled values. 3The skull was modelled and then used to create a lifelike faceCredit: FAPAB, Sicily And it ultimately gives us a glimpse of a key figure in Egyptian history. There is one primary theory regarding who the skeleton...
    Tutankhamun’s ‘curse’ ensured that anyone who desecrated the tomb would pay the consequences and was taken as true for decades, until science yielded an answer to this mystery. On November 4, 1922, one of Ancient Egypt’s rarest discoveries was made: Beneath an ancient settlement of dwellings in the Valley of the Kings, the team led by archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the best-preserved tomb in existence. registry. It was about Tutankhamen, a pharaoh who ruled Egypt from the age of nine until his premature death at 18 years of age, due to a fragile state of health, with various congenital diseases that, among other things, prevented him from walking without using a cane. And despite the fact that his legacy in life was not outstanding, the media attention that Carter’s discovery received and more than 5 thousand pieces found in the tomb they made him the most famous pharaoh in history. The origin of Tutankhamun’s ‘curse’ Photo: . The expedition led by Howard Carter and financed by the English aristocrat George Carnarvon It became popular across...
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