Move over Mao: Beijing tomb sweepers preen pampered pets’ graves

China celebrates the Qingming tomb-sweeping festival on Monday, with much of the ceremonial ritual of honouring the dead these days not geared towards beloved relatives, but beloved pets. Once banned by Communist leader Chairman Mao Zedong as a bourgeois pastime, having a pet has now become a symbol of financial success in China, which has … Read more Move over Mao: Beijing tomb sweepers preen pampered pets’ graves

Egypt finds new clues that Queen Nefertiti may lie buried behind Tut’s tomb

Egypt has unearthed further evidence that a secret chamber, believed by some to be the lost burial site of Queen Nefertiti, may lie behind King Tutankhamun’s tomb, Egypt’s antiquities minister said on Thursday. There is huge international interest in Nefertiti, who died in the 14th century B.C. and is thought to be Tutankhamun’s stepmother, and … Read more Egypt finds new clues that Queen Nefertiti may lie buried behind Tut’s tomb