Secrets in the News: February 14 – February 20, 2015

Secrets in the News: February 14 – February 20, 2015

On February 16, 1923, in Thebes, Egypt, English archaeologist Howard Carter opened the sealed doorway to the burial chamber of the Egyptian ruler King Tutankhamen. His tomb was nearly intact. All of Carter’s discoveries were eagerly covered by the world’s press.

Secrets in the News: January 18 – 30, 2015

The ruins of Kuelap in Peru, the largest fortress in South America, are still a puzzle to archaeologists even today. Photo Credit: ZDF Enterprises

A study by the University of Florida claims to have discovered the first ever evidence for ancient bone surgery found in Peru. Two skeletons from the pre-Colombian site of Kuelap Fortress demonstrate pathology similar to trepanation, which is the surgical practice of drilling holes into bones.

Secrets in the News: January 17 – 23, 2015

Secrets in the News: January 17 – 23, 2015

In 1940, in Tanis, Egypt, a French archaeologist Pierre Montet discovered a tomb of a little known pharaoh of the 21st Dynasty of ancient Egypt, Psusennes I. It was believed that with the country weakened, the pharaohs of the 21st Dynasty did not wield much power. However, the discovery of the tomb of Psusennes I disproved this assumption.

Secrets in the News: January 10 – 16, 2015

Secrets in the News: January 10 – 16, 2015

A younger, more attractive version of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is currently on view at a new exhibition in Singapore. The owners of the painting say that Leonardo da Vinci himself completed it a decade before his masterpiece in the Louvre.