The ancient Egyptian pharaoh was buried with an erect penis, no heart and covered in black oils to make him appear as the god Osiris, new study claims
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Tuesday 04 August 2009
Monday 03 August 2009
It sounds like Cash in the Attic meets the The Da Vinci Code. A pile of junk cleared from a country home finds its way to a car boot sale in a nearby market town. Among the detritus is a small piece of wood measuring just 10 inches by four inches and covered with painted figures.
Sunday 28 June 2009
Monday 20 April 2009
Monday 23 February 2009
Hats off to the milliner of the moment. Tomorrow, the exhibition Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones opens at the Victoria & Albert Museum, curated by the world’s most celebrated hatter and by Oriole Cullen, the gallery’s head of fashion and textiles. The show has been a long time in the making, and it’s the first of its kind in the museum’s history.
Wednesday 28 January 2009
A council which was duped into paying £440,000 for a fake Egyptian statuette said today that it hopes to put the sculpture on display in a local museum.
Tuesday 30 December 2008
Saturday 13 December 2008
Tuesday 02 December 2008
Friday 21 November 2008
Saturday 08 November 2008
The combined efforts of Liz Taylor and the British Museum have done a good job of familiarising us with Cleopatra's make-up techniques, namely kohl and more kohl; and we've all heard that she softened her skin by bathing in asses' milk. One element of her ancient beauty routine is missing, however. What perfume did she dab behind her ears to impress Mark Antony and Caesar?
Sunday 12 October 2008
Thursday 07 August 2008
Egyptian scientists are performing DNA tests on two mummified foetuses found in the tomb of Tutankhamun to determine whether they are the young pharaoh's offspring.
Thursday 24 July 2008
Sunday 29 June 2008
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
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