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The unbroken seal on King Tut’s Tomb — Historical Pics (@VeryOldPics) (History in the making celebrating an unbroken seal)

this day in the yesteryear: Carter Breaches Entrance to Tutankhamun’s Tomb (1922)

Carter Breaches Entrance to Tutankhamun’s Tomb (1922)

In 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter had one last chance at a successful excavation in Egypt before his patron, Lord Carnarvon, withdrew financial backing. Luckily, the two soon became the first to enter the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun in some 3,000 years. The tomb was almost completely intact, and its treasures made Tutankhamen perhaps the best-known of the pharaohs despite his early death and limited accomplishments. What did Carter reportedly say upon accessing the tomb? More… Discuss

Richard III’s Remains Reveal Brutal Battle Wounds

Richard III’s Remains Reveal Brutal Battle Wounds

Analysis of the remains of King Richard III, discovered under a Leicester parking lot in 2012, lends credence to historical accounts of his final battle. Computed tomography (CT) scans and micro-CT imaging have revealed injuries he sustained from blows to his head and body on that fateful day in 1485. The extensive injuries to his skull suggest that he was not wearing a helmet, while the lack of defensive injuries on his arms and hands indicates that he was otherwise still armor-clad. More… Discuss

Exposure to radiation: Cumulative over life time, but no amount is either safe, or healthy.

Be smart:  do what a doctor does, not what a doctor sais (that goes for a priest too…well at least sometime!)