16th-century mummy captivates a nation

In April of 1998, a construction was about to begin on a large apartment complex in Andong City, South Korea. An earlier survey had established that the hillside contained 16 tombs. Archaeologists determined that the tombs belonged to the ancestors of the Goseong Yi, a clan indigenous to the region that rose to power at…

King Tut: Boy king or Warrior?

Known as the Golden Boy because of his golden tomb and golden mask protecting his face was found when British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922. King Tut was never a really powerful pharaoh or an important one either but because of his elaborate belongings, riches, and the fact that his tomb was…