Tutankhamun's mask mended after botched repair

Dec 17, 2015

Tutankhamun's mask mended after botched repair

Egypt put the restored gold mask of Tutankhamun back on display Wednesday after German experts removed glue applied in a botched repair when the priceless artifact’s beard fell off. The restored mask — now back in its display case at the museum — was ...

Passageway may lead to remains of Aztec rulers

Dec 2, 2015

Passageway may lead to remains of Aztec rulers

A Mexican archaeological team has found a passageway that apparently leads to two sealed chambers, the latest chapter in the search for the tomb of an Aztec ruler. The Aztecs are believed to have cremated the remains of their leaders during their 1325-1521 rule, ...

Nov 27, 2015

Four pre-Inca tombs found in Peru's Lima

Archaeologists in Peru have found four tombs that are more than 1,000 years old in a pyramid-shaped cemetery that now sits in the middle of a residential neighborhood in Lima, experts said Thursday. “There are four human burial sites, for adult individuals, three women ...

Egypt detects 'impressive' anomaly in Giza pyramids

Nov 10, 2015

Egypt detects 'impressive' anomaly in Giza pyramids

Two weeks of new thermal scanning in Egypt’s Giza pyramids have identified anomalies in the 4,500-year-old burial structures, including a major one in the largest pyramid, the Antiquities Ministry announced Monday. Antiquities Minister Mamdouh Eldamaty and technical experts working on the project showed the ...