This ornate Egyptian coffin holds secrets to the understanding of their priests’ religion, Egyptian society and its connections to the rest of the world. At the age of eight, Neil MacGregor visited the British Museum for the first time and came face to face with this object and it has fascinated and intrigued him ever since.
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Was There a Curse on King Tut’s Tomb? — When Howard Carter opened Tutankhamen’s tomb, some believe he unleashed a curse on everyone associated with his expedition. But there’s no such thing as a curse, right? Learn the scientific basis beneath King Tut’s curse as Chuck and Josh Meet the Mummy!
This presentation was part of Teaching The Middle East: Between Authoritarianism And Reform, a History Institute for Teachers. October 15, 2011 http://www.fpri.org/multimedia/20111015.trager.egypt.html
Otzi: Everyone’s Favorite Copper Age Man — In 1991, two hikers in the Alps found a mysterious body. The frozen mummy turned out to be a 5,300-year-old man — a discovery that’s given researchers an unprecedented peek into the Copper Age. Tune in to learn more about the Iceman.