Tomb with a View

Image of a name plaque on a tomb
Using physics to look for hidden chambers in Egyptian pyramids

A century ago, British archaeologist Howard Carter opened the only surviving intact tomb from ancient Egypt. Inside was the mummy of the boy king Tutankhamun, together with “wonderful things” including a solid gold mask.

Treasure from King Tut’s crypt has been viewed both in person and virtually by many people since. We ask what about Egyptian civilization so captivates us, thousands of years later. Also, how new technology from modern physics allows researchers to “X-Ray” the pyramids to find hidden chambers.


Originally aired December 12, 2022

Featuring music by Dewey Dellay and Jun Miyake

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