Tut-mania reigned in the 1920s – and keeps returning to haunt us.
Mummies are scary but they also fascinate us, giving us the feeling that we can vanquish time by preserving our most perishable feature: flesh.
The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe, is the latest manifestation of our centuries old fascination with Egypt. But beneath this obsession is a darker story of looting and destruction.
Research has confirmed a knife found in the ancient Egyptian pharaoh's tomb was made with metal from the heavens.