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Echoes in the Darkness of Silbury Hill

In 1849, workmen under the direction of Dean Merewether hacked another tunnel into the side of Silbury Hill, hoping to uncover the golden coffin of King Zil or else the legendary ruler himself seated on a life-size horse cast from … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Tombs and the Irrelevance of Peer Review

The most recent news update on the subject informs us that Egyptian officials – presumably from the Antiquities Ministry – are now 90% sure that there is a hidden chamber in Tutankhamun’s tomb. It seems likely that if this recess … Continue reading

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The Secret Chapel of Henry V and Other Hidden Chambers

I have never thought of myself as any kind of expert on mediaeval British ecclesiastical architecture, but I was nonetheless surprised to learn that there exists in Westminster Abbey a secret chapel, dedicated to King Henry V. It will be … Continue reading

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