10 Unexpected Discoveries from Royal Tombs

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Despite centuries of research and study, thousands of unexcavated areas still exist at the locations of civilizations long past, and we’re still waiting for the discovery of several important tombs such as that of Genghis Khan and the Egyptian Queen, Nefertiti. In many instances, excavation efforts are hampered by cities and buildings that have been built on top of the ancient sites.

Yet, from what we’ve uncovered so far, it is perhaps the royal tombs of ancient rulers that archaeologists find most fascinating. These tombs were the focus of major investments as ancient rulers employed only the best craftsmen and secured the finest materials to ensure adequate provision for the afterlife. Our discoveries to date have provided us with an unimaginable wealth of ancient artifacts and materials and every so often, a totally unexpected discovery.


This is an encore of one of our previous lists, as presented by our YouTube host Simon Whistler. Read the full list!


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