The western world has been obsessed with the mysteries of ancient Egypt for a over a century. I think the tipping point was in 1922, when Howard Carter found the hidden tomb of Tutankhamun, the boy king.
Egypt has also been a huge draw for our museums of natural history, and I am sure also inspired more than a few people to become archaeologists.
Discoveries related to ancient Egypt have been few and far between the last few decades, as the mystery has been taken away as more research and exploration was done. Many people were beginning to wonder if there were any secrets left to discover at all?
Apparently there are.