National Geographic magazine summary for November 2022: Tutankhamun, the rebirth

National Geographic magazine summary for November 2022: Tutankhamun, the rebirth

Most of this issue is devoted to the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun but also to the inauguration, in November 2022, of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GMÉ), at the foot of the pyramids of Giza. Intended to house the collections of the Cairo Historical Museum, and entirely dedicated to ancient Egypt, it offers twelve exhibition rooms, including two dedicated to Tutankhamun, making it possible to bring together for the first time the funerary treasures discovered in his tomb.

Founded in Xe century near the pyramids of Giza, Cairo today has some 20 million inhabitants. To relieve the overcrowded capital, Egypt plans to transfer millions of people to new towns built in the desert. 45 km east of Cairo, discover this pharaonic construction site which will house the seat of government and will become the country’s “new administrative capital”.

We then head towards the Pacific Ocean at the bedside of coral reefs victims of global warming. After the El Niño episode of 2015-2016, the conclusion was clear: most cauliflower corals were devastated. Yet these Montipora foliose survived and regenerated the reef. This is the story of an incredible resurrection.

Finally, we leave at the foot of a volcano in the Canary Islands. After half a century of relative calm, La Palma experienced a spectacular and devastating eruption in 2021. This event, which is among the most devastating since the history of the archipelago’s volcanoes has been documented, leaves its inhabitants with valuable lessons for coping with volcanic activity.

Unpublished investigations and scientific news await you in the November 2022 issue of the magazine National Geographic :