100 years after unearthing King Tut’s tomb, archaeologists make new discoveries

A century after the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb, archaeologists are still uncovering more artifacts, and researchers remain convinced that more artifacts remain undiscovered.

  • NPR – Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s former state minister for antiquities, tells NBC News that archaeologists have recently uncovered coffins, papyrus documents and other artifacts at the Saqqara site in Giza, near the country’s capital.
  • NBC NEWS – Digging layer by layer at the Saqqara site in Giza, moving earth one bucket at a time, archaeologists have found a giant trove of ancient coffins and mummies, along with ceramic amulets believed to have been used in burial rituals, and thick papyrus documents. 
  • ABC.NET – Historians and archaeologists are in Luxor this weekend to discuss the life and death of the boy King who came to the throne aged 9 and ruled for less than a decade  more than 3 thousand, 300 years ago .
  • SCIENCE ALERT – Studies of Tutankhamun’s life are often overshadowed by the sensational rumors that surround the discovery of his tomb, such as persistent whispers of a curse.