The most exciting discovery most guys make involves some variation of the back shed and dad's vintage Playboy stash. But a team from Switzerland's University of Basel has unearthed real treasure in KV 40, a mass tomb in Egypt -- digging up 50 ancient mummies, including a few royals in Luxor's Valley of Kings.
Following an announcement Monday from Egypt's Antiquities Minister that suggested princes, princesses and even newborn babies were among the excavated bodies, archaeologists found hieroglyphic text confirming the identity of pharaohs Thutmose IV and Amenhotep III from 14th century B.C. along with four princes, eight princesses, and other infants.
Death masks, textiles, and bones were among objects found alongside the human remains, with soot thought to be from a 19th-century fire covering the relics.