King Tut’s Tomb Restored

From cleaning dust and mold to establishing protections against tourist trampling, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and the Getty Conservation Institute have completed a 10-year restoration of King Tut’s tomb. Attracting as many as 4,000 visitors per day (even while the restoration was underway), the tomb is one of Egypt’s most popular and significant monuments. Read more about the efforts at

Big Ben Will Ring Again, For The Holidays

At the Palace of Westminster, Big Ben has been silent since August while under a much-needed four-year renovation costing roughly $60 million. It’s the first time the clocktower hasn’t rung in 157 years and done to protect the ears of those making repairs. The chiming won’t resume properly until 2021, but for the handful of days between Christmas and New Year, it will ring on …