Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Secrets Of The Ancients

Pharaoh Tuthankamen's famous burial mask.
Credit: Wikimedia

From Cosmos:

King Tut is only one in a growing list of ancient humans forced to reveal their secrets through high-tech prodding. By rushing into such studies, we may be opening a historical Pandora's Box.

On 26 November 1922, the British Egyptology Howard Carter peered through a tiny hole into the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings.

"I see wonderful things," he gasped as he glimpsed a profusion of gold and ebony, hidden for more than 30 centuries.

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