Even as the King Tut exhibit continues its run here at the Science Museum of Minnesota, headlines around the world continue to keep Egyptology at the forefront of people's attention, particularly in light of the recent political turmoil in Egypt.

Here's an interesting story of recent lost and found about one of the trumpets found in Tutankhamun's burial chamber.

And the head of Egyptian archaeology efforts, Zahi Hawass, finds himself entangled with post-revolution fallout with his connections to former deposed president Hosni Mubarak and other controversies. Here are a couple reports from the Washington Post and CNN.

And here's an interesting slideshow of Hawass doing the various aspects of his job.

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KelsiDayle says:

I highly recommend the audio clip (in the first linked article) of the trumpets being played.

posted on Tue, 04/19/2011 - 4:58pm

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