• Treasure Exhibit January 18, 2020 5:49 pm

    King Tut Treasures Coming to Boston This Summer

    Treasures from the famed Egyptian ruler King Tut are coming to Boston. The more than 150 artifacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb will be on display from June 13 through January 2021 at The Saunders Castle at Park Plaza, a special events space in the city’s Back Bay neighborhood. They’re part of “King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh,” a travelling exhibit…

  • King August 4, 2019 7:18 pm

    Egypt Begins Restoration on King Tut's Golden Coffin

    Egypt started the first-ever restoration work on a gold-covered sarcophagus of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun, ahead of the country’s new museum opening next year, the antiquities minister said Sunday. Khaled el-Anany told reporters that work on the outermost coffin, which is made of wood and gilded with gold, is expected to take at least eight months. He said that’s...

  • Japan December 23, 2018 8:28 am

    Egypt's Mega-Museum Set to Open in 2020

    The Grand Egyptian Museum has been under construction for well over a decade and is intended to showcase Egypt’s ancient treasures while drawing tourists to help fund its future development. But the project has been subject to repeated delays, with a “soft opening” planned for next year scrapped in favor of a more triumphant inauguration in 2020. Costs have meanwhile...

  • Egypt July 14, 2018 10:32 am

    Archaeologists in Egypt Discover Mummification Workshop

    Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt’s famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo. The discovery which includes a mummification workshop and a shaft, used as a communal burial place, is located at the vast Saqqara necropolis part of the Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Memphis,...

  • King February 3, 2018 9:08 pm

    Egypt Says 4,400-Year-Old Tomb Discovered Outside Cairo

    Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the country’s famed pyramids at the Giza plateau just outside of Cairo, the Antiquities Ministry said Saturday, the latest discovery that authorities hope will help revive the country’s staggering tourism sector. The tomb was found in a wider area of Giza’s western necropolis, which is known to be home to tombs...

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