Madeleine Calcote

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Radar points to a hidden chamber in king Tutankhamun’s tomb

Egyptian officials believe they have found a hidden chamber—the possible resting place of queen Nefertiti—alongside king Tutankhamun’s tomb.<p>The Egyptian government gave permission for the Antiques ministry to conduct infrared scans of the tomb in September, after British archeologist Nicholas …

Archaeology

Why physicists are fascinated by Vincent van Gogh's episodes of 'psychotic agitation'

He was sitting in the Saint-Paul asylum in Saint-Rémy, France, at the time, where he had checked in to not long after his infamous ear-severing episode.<p>Little did he know that his rendition of the view from that window would later come to be revered as one of the masterpieces of Western art: …

What is missing from the tomb of Tutankhamun?

Keeper of Secrets? Anubis on his shrineThe world of archaeology is holding its breath. Will radar results confirm recent claims that there may be …

The surprising secrets of busting art forgeries

Investigators in London are using innovative ways to determine a painting’s origins – from pigment analysis to building a Renaissance-era version of Facebook. Sophie Hardach reports.<p>In a discreet laboratory south of the River Thames, Nicholas Eastaugh and Jilleen Nadolny are trying to find out who …

Ansel Adams’s Lost Internment Camp Photos

Bearing Witness<p>The photography legend made a series of trips to the Manzanar War Relocation Center in 1943 and 1944—and 50 of the resulting images …

Photography

10 ancient sites you must see in your lifetime

It’s always exciting to follow, literally, in the footsteps of the ancient Romans – or of the Greeks, or the Egyptians, or any of the shadowy inhabits of the past. Even for me, a fairly hard-nosed professional, who has studied the classical world for more than forty years, there’s still a buzz in …

Scans suggest Queen Nefertiti may lie concealed in King Tut's tomb

New scans give 'further evidence' that Egypt's lost Queen Nefertiti may lie concealed in King Tutankhamun's tomb<p>High-resolution scans suggest the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun contains passages to two hidden chambers, including what one British archaeologist believes is the last …

Museum of telephones burned to ground in California wildfire

The JKL Museum of Telephony held thousands of artifacts related to the telephone<p>The JKL Museum of Telephony, a telephone-centric museum located near the town of San Andreas in California, was destroyed last week by California wildfire, according to a blog post on the museum's website.<p>The John K. La …

Forests

Ancient manuscript pieced together after Cairo Museum find

A leather manuscript more than 4,000 years old has been painstakingly reconstructed by a scholar after it was rediscovered in the Egyptian museum in Cairo.<p>Containing religious spells as well as colourful depictions of divine and supernatural beings, predating those found in the Book of the Dead …

Ancient History

WA Museum says visitors will not miss out when Perth headquarters shuts for four years

The WA Museum has defended a decision to close the doors of its Perth building for four years during refurbishments, saying it will not impact on its …

Sudan: 16 ancient pyramids containing tombs from Kush kingdom unearthed in town of Gematon

Archaeologists have unearthed 16 pyramids containing tombs in the ancient town of Gematon, in Sudan. Researchers from the British Museum have been …

7 Tips for Taking Kids to a Museum

While it does seem like a daunting task, as often even a trip to the park is enough of an adventure, you shouldn't dismiss it just yet. A visit of a museum with kids has great many benefits and can make a perfect family outing. After all it is an opportunity to spend time together exploring, having …

The New Look of the Petersen Automotive Museum is Really Really Bad

The last ribbon was wrapped around the Petersen Automotive Museum's exterior last month, and with reopening scheduled for December, we need to talk about what is happening on Wilshire Boulevard. Is it fair to critique a building before construction is done? If I haven't been inside the revamp? …

Like, but don’t follow: Teen celebrities set the tone, not the trends

The Boundary Breakers: Jaden and Willow Smith (Ages 17 and 14)<p>Getty Images<p>Forget about fitting Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s offspring into a box – in this family, everyone wears the pants (and skirts). Big brother Jaden famously flouts dress codes and gender norms. Cases in point: The …

7 Classic Fall Boots That Are Worth The Investment

We're calling it.<p>If your closet is full of trendy clothes, the chances of you saying "I have nothing to wear" are quite high. But if you're smart about your investment pieces, you can build a timeless wardrobe that will last for years and years.<p>Case in point, fall boots. Instead of buying a pair of …

Clothing

100 Disposable Cameras Were Given To Homeless People. Here's What Happened Next

The project hoped “to provide people affected by homelessness an outlet to express their talent and creativity.”<p>In July, Café Art, a U.K.-based arts initiative, gave 100 Fujifilm disposable cameras to homeless people in London with just one instruction: take photographs that capture “My …

Toilet museum opens in Japan

It’s no secret that Japan is fond of its toilets.<p>But the nation is so chuffed with the quality of its conveniences, that its leading toilet manufacturer, Toto, has opened a museum charting the evolution of its WC, from the first flushing model in 1914 to its modern-day heated seats and elaborate …

10 Artists Worth Knowing From Banksy's Dismaland

A look at some of the names behind the “festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism.”<p>Opening just last weekend to worldwide fanfare was the most audacious installation yet by a figure known for audacity — Banksy’s Dismaland is a full-blown “bemusement park” spanning 10,200 square feet in …

The CEO of a $30 billion company explains why tech companies overwork their employees

But long before he came to EMC and then to VMware, he was a rising star at Intel, with Andy Grove as his mentor.<p>He came to media attention in those Intel days for preaching to other techies about the importance of work-life balance.<p>Literally preaching. He's a dedicated Christian that goes to church …