Valley of the Kings

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Researchers May Finally Settle King Tut Tomb Mystery

Third scan will look for a hidden chamber

(Newser) - The theory that King Tut's tomb also holds the remains of his stepmother, the legendary Queen Nefertiti, has tantalized Egyptian archaeology for nearly three years. But after two scans with ground-penetrating radar proved inconclusive, National Geographic reports that third major scan is underway at the tomb in Luxor's... More »

Ancient Singer Found in Egypt Tomb

Mummy was temple singer nearly 3K years ago

(Newser) - The name Nehmes Bastet isn't a familiar one nowadays but she must have been the closest thing there was to a megastar 3,000 years ago. The tomb of the female temple singer has been discovered by archaeologists exploring a site in the Valley of the Kings that was... More »

Mask Lifts, Reveals Tut's Face

Face of boy-pharaoh on public display for the first time

(Newser) - King Tut, Egypt's famous boy-king, has shown his face publicly for the first time in about 3,000 years, BBC reports. Archaeologists worried about the effects of humidity on Tut removed the mummy from its stone sarcophagus and placed it in a climate-controlled case in his Valley of the Kings... More »

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