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Cathedral plans regal tomb for England's Richard III

LONDON (Reuters) - Richard III, whose remains were found under a car park, is to have a burial fit for an English king after a cathedral bowed to public pressure opposing its plan for a simple slab tomb.Full story

Mummified women, human sacrifices discovered in ancient Peruvian tomb

LIMA (Reuters) - Archaeologists in Peru on Thursday said they have unearthed a massive royal tomb full of mummified women that provides clues about the enigmatic Wari empire that ruled the Andes long before their better-known Incan successors. Full story

Ancient Chinese Murals Saved From Tomb Robbers

A colorful, well-preserved "mural tomb," where a military commander and his wife were likely buried nearly 1,500 years ago, has been uncovered in China. Full story

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Curse of King Tut's Tomb Turns 90

Ancient Egyptian Sundial Discovered at Valley of the Kings

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Mayan Tomb May Belong to Warrior Queen

Tomb of China's first emperor still sealed

Tomb of Mayan prince unearthed

Three Kingdoms' tomb holding warrior discovered

Letters said to confirm claims about Christian artifact

New Find Revives 'Jesus Tomb' Controversy

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  Keeping vigil at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Among the most revered posts in the army is that of the soldiers who guard the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Just a handful of soldiers have earned the honor of keeping vigil, and it’s a watch that has remained unbroken since 1926. TODAY’s Erica Hill reports.

  Replica of King Tut's tomb created in Egypt

Artists are using high-tech equipment to produce an exact replica of King Tut's tomb to use for tourism so the original site can be preserved. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Ancient Mayan site reveals rulers tomb

Archaeologists in Guatemala discover the tomb of an early Mayan ruler buried in a temple that dates back to 400 B.C. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Obama lays wreath at Tomb of Unknowns

President Barack Obama observes Memorial Day and lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

  Graverobbers break into tomb, steal skull

A group of people stumble upon a tomb that's been ripped up, the casket opened, and the skull of a man apparently stolen from a notorious South Carolina graveyard. WYFF's Mike McCormick reports.

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