Hints of Hidden Chambers of King Tut’s Tomb Revealed – Secrets in the News: September 26 – October 2, 2015

Behind the Scenes image from Secrets of the Dead: Ultimate Tut,  Melinda Hartwig, associate professor, Georgia State University in Tutankhamen's tomb. Credit: Sean Smith © Blink Films

Behind the Scenes image from Secrets of the Dead: Ultimate Tut,
Melinda Hartwig, associate professor, Georgia State University in Tutankhamen’s tomb.
Credit: Sean Smith © Blink Films

1. Hints of Hidden Chambers of King Tut’s Tomb Revealed
A group of Egyptian and foreign archaeologists found evidence suggesting the existence of two previously undiscovered rooms in King Tut’s tomb. Secret doors may conceal the burial chamber of Queen Nefertiti. Read more at National Geographic.

2. Three Civil War Cannons Recovered from River Site
A team of underwater archaeologists uncovered three Civil War cannons from the Pee Dee River in South Carolina. Lean more at ABC News.

3. Bronze Age Log Boat Remains Found
A rare, wooden, Bronze Age boat was unearthed at Faversham boatyard in Kent. The beginning of the Bronze Age in Britain is estimated at 2,000 BC. Read more at BBC.

4. Greek Tomb Identified as Hephaestion’s Funeral Shrine
The archaeologist investigating an ancient Greek tomb from the era of Alexander the Great has suggested it was a funeral shrine for his closest friend Hephaestion. Read more at BBC.

5. On This Day: October 2nd, 1452
Richard III was born at Fotheringhay Castle. He was the last King of England to die in battle. Learn more about Richard III here: 11 Things You May Not Know About Richard III.

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