You’d be excused if you were shocked by the wanderings of a major American monument. What if the Statue of Liberty was hauled out to a carnival, or the St. Louis Arch was made into a giant slingshot? Upsetting, no? Even worse, what if the statues in the rotunda of the Congress were painted with garish bright primary colors? You’d probably want the head of whoever allowed such a travesty.
In November 1922, Howard Carter made an absolute stunning discovery in the sands of Egypt: The Tomb of Tutankhamun. But besides bringing to surface some of the world’s most extraordinary treasures of the century from the Valley of Kings, there may have been something else lurking in the depths behind those sealed doors. Did the opening of the chambers unleash the Curse of the Pharaohs?
High on the west end wall in the Great Hall of Winchester Castle hangs a huge wooden disk known as King Arthur’s Round Table. But is it the actual Round Table used by that legendary order of chivalrous knights? In 1976, the mysterious 18 foot in diameter Round Table, weighing well over a ton, was taken down for investigation. Below are the top ten facts revealed about this unique and historic artifact.