Archaeology: City Of Mummies

Treasures from two periods of Egypt's history come to light in the richest find since King Tut's tomb

It's not hard to be superstitious when you spend your life excavating Egyptian tombs. But even Zahi Hawass, one of Egypt's leading archaeologists, was not prepared for the apparition that visited him one night last spring, shortly before he entered the tomb of Zed-Khonsu-efankh, the most powerful governor of the Bahariya Oasis during the 26th dynasty. In the dream, Hawass was trapped in a large room filled with dense smoke. He tried to call for help, but no one heard him. Suddenly, a man's face--looking for all the world like a carving from a sarcophagus--came swimming at him through the haze....

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