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Expansive New Kingdom tomb unveiled in Egypt’s Luxor

Archaeologists on Thursday unveiled an unusually large tomb on Luxor’s west bank dated to ancient Egypt’s 18th dynasty.


Need to vent some anger? Jordan opens ‘Axe Rage Rooms’

In an underground room in Amman, a small group of Jordanians swing giant hammers at an old television, computer and printer, wrecking the machines, and then hit a car windscreen, shattering the glass…


Queen Elizabeth joined by Princess Eugenie for Maundy service at Windsor

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth attended the Maundy service on Thursday accompanied by her granddaughter Princess Eugenie, where the monarch distributed coins to pensioners, an ancient tradition ahead of…


Ban the bunny: California aims to end post-Easter parade of unwanted rabbits

Californians can eat chocolate bunnies and snuggle plush Peter Cottontail dolls to their heart’s content this Easter.


At $40,000 a bottle, Tokaj winemaker aims to revive royal heritage

A Hungarian winemaker in the Tokaj region known for its golden dessert wine is selling a vintage for $40,000 a bottle, hoping to revive the royal heritage of a wine revered by kings and connoisseurs.


Rome’s ‘Holy Stairs’ bared for first time in 300 years

Rome’s “Holy Stairs,” which some Catholics believe were climbed by Jesus in Jerusalem, have been uncovered from a protective wooden casing for the first time in nearly three centuries and restored.


Ancient Christian manuscripts digitized at monastery beneath Mount Sinai

At St. Catherine’s Monastery at the foot of Egypt’s Mount Sinai, the silence in the library is broken only by low electrical humming, as an early manuscript is bathed in green light.


Pictures and podcasts: royal fans old and new await Baby Sussex

In Ryan Hatrick’s London kitchen, Prince William and his wife Kate smile from lined up royal-themed mugs, a magnet of Queen Elizabeth sticks to the oven, and a tea towel marking Prince Harry’s…


Greece: Free our marbles from British Museum’s ‘murky prison’

Greece’s president called on Monday for Britain to free the Parthenon marbles from the “murky prison” of its national museum, upping the rhetoric in a near 200-year-old campaign for the sculptures’…


It’s written in the stars – Meghan’s royal baby will be bold

Boy or girl, Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan’s first child will be bold and courageous, and Harry will be the more patient parent, according to a U.S. astrologer.