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Egypt welcomes visitors inside the ‘bent’ pyramid

The ‘bent’ pyramid is one of Egypt’s lesser known and less-visited pyramids but that may soon change as the pyramid has now been opened for visitors. The pyramid, which rises just over 100 metres out of the desert sands, lies only about 28km (17 miles) from Cairo and may now attract visitors to other parts […]

Despite Egyptian protests, sculpture of Tutankhamun sells for £4.7 million

Estimated to reach as much as £4 million at auction, a partial statue of the Egyptian god Amen in the likeness of Tutankhamun ultimately realized more than £4.7 million (£5.97 million with commission). The statue was just of the god’s head but it was one of the highlights in Christie’s ‘The Exceptional Sale’ that took […]

The Saatchi Gallery makes way for King Tut’s Treasures

Between November 2nd,2019 and May 3rd, 2020, London’s Saatchi Gallery will hold an exhibition of the largest collection of King Tutankhamun’s treasures. ‘Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh’ will celebrate the 100th anniversary since the British explorer Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon made the historic discovery. When Carter and Carnarvon came across the boy king’s […]

King Tut’s tomb: 10 years of conservation

After a decade, extensive conservation and preservation efforts have wrapped up at King Tut’s tomb in Egypt. The project gets the major tourist destination ready just ahead of the 100th anniversary of when British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamen’s final resting place in 1922. In the decades that followed Carter’s historic discovery, hundreds of thousands […]