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19Sep 18

More than 800 tombs found in ancient burial ground

For a long time, no one even knew they were there. They were buried under feet of sand. Now archaeologists have mapped more than 800 Egyptian tombs found near the village of Lisht. The 4,000-year-old necropolis is one of the largest groups of Middle Kingdom tombs in all of Egypt.…

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22Aug 17

Egyptologists analyze centuries-old wooden toe

Egyptologists in Switzerland are busy analyzing a prosthetic toe that was discovered in a tomb outside of Luxor, Egypt. The toe is over 3,000 years old and could be the world's oldest prosthetic device. The toe was carved out of wood and affixed to the rest of the foot by…

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Video: King Tut’s Gold

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Get an up close look at artifacts recovered from King Tut’s tomb.

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