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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Friday 16 May 2008
From the inaccurately punning title on, The Artful Codgers played the story of the Greenhalgh family of Bolton for laughs: tee-hee, look at the uneducated working-class types putting one over on the snooty, silly art market. But by the end, the story was starting to look a lot less funny than the programme wanted to let on.
Monday 12 May 2008
The early outbreak of summer made me crack open the hot-weather wardrobe. In the way of these things, it turned out to contain, like Tutankhamun's tomb, treasures dating back practically to the dawn of time, favourite old T-shirts, ancient cracking pairs of sandals, and, especially, a long run of pairs of shorts. Some were 10 years old; others were from just last year.
Wednesday 02 April 2008
A few months ago, at a dinner, I sat opposite a snail. Well, actually, it was a male human being, but I'll always think of him as a snail. And so, I imagine, will everyone else. For this was Lord Baker of Dorking, former chairman of the Conservative party, historian, editor of poetry anthologies and member of the House of Lords. Most famous, however, thanks to a latex puppet which disappeared from our television screens 15 years ago, for being a snail.
Sunday 30 March 2008
Britain leads the world in its love of art and culture, according to the latest statistics on galleries and museums. An authoritative survey of visitors to the world's leading art attractions shows that seven British galleries in the top 30 most visited pulled in more than 22.5 million people in 2007, beating France's 16.9 million and 17.7 million in the US.
Tuesday 18 March 2008
Saturday 23 February 2008
Sunday 03 February 2008
Sunday 23 December 2007
Leading doctors said yesterday that ballroom dancing could offer a treatment for Britain's growing number of obese people. Ballroom dancing, they claim, is not only good entertainment, as last night's television final of Strictly Come Dancing proved: it is one of the best forms of cerebral and aerobic exercise.
Tuesday 04 December 2007
Thursday 27 October 2005
Friday 14 October 2005
Sunday 23 January 2005
A boy king who died more than 3,000 years ago has emerged as the latest unlikely saviour of the troubled Millennium Dome.
Friday 03 December 2004
King Tut is coming back to America. But this time he will cost - so much indeed that the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, doyen of US museums which hosted the first Treasures of Tutankhamun show in 1978, is having nothing to do with the follow-up.
Sunday 21 November 2004
Friday 19 November 2004
It is one of the most puzzling whodunnits ever. Three thousand years after he died while King of Egypt, Tutankhamen's remains are to be X-rayed in an attempt to discover what - or who- killed him.
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