KV55-TOMB TOO FAR

KV55: A TOMB TOO FAR By Anand Balaji It is strange to think that a solitary tomb, situated just north of the sepulchre of Ramesses IX (KV6) in the Theban necropolis, could have taught...

TUTANKHAMUN DROPPED

WHEN TUTANKHAMUN WAS DROPPED By Anand Balaji Though some of the inlays in Tutankhamun’s superb golden mask – especially at the back – were lost during Howard Carter’s attempts to extricate it from the...

Tutankhamun: Seated King

Tutankhamun: The Seated King By Anand Balaji   Pharaoh Tutankhamun, by all counts the lone son of the heretic king, Akhenaten, shot to prominence in unlikely fashion. The young ruler who presided over the...

MYSTERIOUS MERITATEN MISIDENTIFIED?

MYSTERIOUS MERITATEN MISIDENTIFIED? By Anand Balaji Dubbed “The Most Expensive Head of Hanover”, this painted crystalline limestone bust is stored behind bulletproof glass in the Museum August Kestner. The highly-prized Amarna artifact that hadn’t...

AKHENATEN: KING UNDONE

AKHENATEN: A KING UNDONE By Anand Balaji   When Akhenaten moved to his new capital, Akhetaten (Horizon of the Aten), he was a man on a mission. Unlike a few kings who had done...

Music

Pharaoh’s Ghost Music

  Tutankhamun’s Trumpets: Pharaoh’s Ghost Music By Anand Balaji We think of the ancients as having had a great ear for music; and as such they crafted instruments whose melodious strains are believed to...

EMPEROR’S TALISMAN

AN EMPEROR’S TALISMAN By Anand Balaji King or commoner, good luck charms serve to infuse hope, and also provide comfort in troubled times. One of history’s illustrious rulers Napoleon Bonaparte was no exception; for...

Stigmata

Stigmata

Mystery of Stigmata By Anand Balaji IT IS BELIEVED THAT in the year 1224 St. Francis of Assisi was praying on the Holy Cross Day when he saw a vision of a crucified angel....

Dropa Stones

Dropa Stones

Dropa Stones: History of an alien race By Anand Balaji   IN 1938, HIGH IN THE MOUNTAINS of Bayan-Kara-Ula on the borders of China and Tibet, a team of archaeologists who were conducting a...

Holy Grail

Holy Grail

Quest for the Holy Grail By Anand Balaji   THEOLOGIANS, HISTORIANS AND TREASURE HUNTERS have for long believed that hidden in some corner of the world is a sacred vessel like none other. It...

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