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Desroches Noblecourt, French Egyptologist, Dies

PARIS (AP).- Christiane Desroches Noblecourt, a pioneering French Egyptologist who prodded Gen. Gamal Abdel Nasser to help salvage Nubia's vaunted antiquities, has died. She was 97. Desroches Noblecourt died Thursday at a hospital in Epernay, east of P...

Seven Tombs in New Kingdom Cemetery Open to Tourists After Restoration

CAIRO (AP).- The tombs of seven men, including several who served King Tutankhamen and his father, the pharaoh Akhenaten, were opened to tourists on Monday after restoration. Egypt's minister of antiquities, Zahi Hawass, told reporters that the tombs i...

Exhibition in Minnesota Brings to Life the Discovery of King Tutankhamun’s...

ST. PAUL, MINN.- Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, an exhibition featuring more than 100 authentic treasures from the tomb of the celebrated pharaoh and other notable ancient sites, made its debut at the Science Museum of Minnesota o...

King Tutankhamun’s Stolen Dad Found; Egypt Sites to Reopen on Sunday

CAIRO (AP).- Egypt said it will reopen historical sites to tourism on Sunday as it sought to revive a key industry shattered in the turmoil that ousted President Hosni Mubarak. Archaeologists were cheered by the recovery of the most important artifact ...

The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terracotta Army on View at the...

MONTREAL.- From February 12 to June 26, 2011, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts presents The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terracotta Army, a major exhibition of archaeological works that will take visitors on a faraway journey covering 1,000 years o...

The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terracotta Army on View at the...

MONTREAL.- From February 12 to June 26, 2011, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts presents The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terracotta Army, a major exhibition of archaeological works that will take visitors on a faraway journey covering 1,000 years o...

Tut-Tut: Security Problems Seen in Most of Egypt’s Museums

CAIRO (AP).- The Egyptian Museum houses some of the world's prized antiquities, including the gold mask of King Tut that draws millions of tourists a year. But it also has an outdated video surveillance system that doesn't work around the clock and gua...

Tut-Tut: Security Problems Seen in Most of Egypt’s Museums

CAIRO (AP).- The Egyptian Museum houses some of the world's prized antiquities, including the gold mask of King Tut that draws millions of tourists a year. But it also has an outdated video surveillance system that doesn't work around the clock and gua...

King Tutankhamun’s Chariot Now on View at New York Exhibition

NEW YORK (REUTERS).- A royal chariot thought to have been used by Egypt's boy king, Tutankhamun, who died in around 1324 B.C. was unveiled in New York on Tuesday -- the first time it has been seen outside of Egypt. The chariot was one of several found ...

King Tutankhamun’s Chariot Headed to Discovery Exhibition

CAIRO (AP).- King Tutankhamun's chariot is set to fly to New York this week to finally join the Discovery Times Square Exposition exhibit of the famed boy ruler, Egypt's antiquities chief said Monday. Zahi Hawass said the chariot will leave Egypt on We...

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