Egypt Opens 7 New Tombs to Tourists

    Egypt's antiquities ministry opened seven new tombs to tourism Monday (May 23), including the final resting place of King Tut's head bean counter and a tomb built for a general who would become king. Zahi Hawass, the Minister of State for Antiquities in Egypt, announced the opening on his...

    18 items missing from Egyptian Museum after unrest

    A full inventory of the Egyptian Museum has found that looters escaped with 18 items during the anti-government unrest, including two gilded wooden statues of famed boy king Tutankhamun, the antiquities chief said Sunday. The 18-day uprising that forced out President Hosni Mubarak engulfed the...
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    Pharaoh Akhenaten’s Mummy Identified

    Pharaoh Akhenaten’s Mummy Identified March 15, 2010 Recent DNA tests performed on the mummy of King Tut and a number of other Egyptian mummies have led to the identification of a mummy believed to be that of King Tut’s father: the pharaoh Akhenaten. Akhenaten’s mummy had previously been...