Archaeologists find skeleton in Alexander the Great-era tomb

Archaeologists in Greece have uncovered a skeleton from a tomb dating back to the era of Alexander the Great. The excavation has refueled rumors about the Greek conqueror, whose final resting place remains a mystery. An archaeological team digging roughly 600 kilometers (370 miles) north of Athens near the city of Amphipolis in recent months discovered…

Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation

‘Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation‘ is the definitive archaeological record of Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon’s discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. On November 5th 1922, Howard Carter wrote in his pocket diary: ‘Discovered tomb under tomb of Ramsses VI investigated same & found seals intact.’ The subsequent excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun captured…

Vast tomb unearthed in northern Greece

Archaeologists in Greece have discovered a vast tomb that they believe is connected with the reign of the warrior-king Alexander the Great, who conquered vast swathes of the ancient world between Greece and India. The tomb, dating to around 300 BC, may have held the body of one of Alexander’s generals or a member of his…

Inside Tutankhamun’s Tomb

Documents from Oxford University’s Griffith Institute which shed light on the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb have gone on display to the public, many for the first time in their history. The items, including paintings, journals, maps and photographs, are part of the Ashmolean Museum’s summer exhibition, Discovering Tutankhamun, which opens today (24 July). Alongside ancient…

A newly discovered, 3,100-year-old Egyptian tomb includes intricate hieroglyphics describing the afterlife

A newly discovered, 3,100-year-old Egyptian tomb includes intricate hieroglyphics describing the afterlife | National Post Archeologists have found a tomb dating back to around 1100 B.C. south of Cairo, Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry said Thursday. Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said that the tomb belongs to a guard of the army archives and royal messenger to foreign countries….