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NAMUGONGO, Uganda (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday honored the Ugandan Christians who were burned alive rather than renounce their faith a century ago, urging today's Catholics to follow in their missionary zeal and spread the faith at home and abroad.
A British Egyptologist said on Saturday he would conduct further investigations into whether the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun contains passages to a hidden chamber, including what he believes is the last resting place of Queen Nefertiti. Nicholas Reeves announced his plans during a joint news conference with Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty, who said that data would be taken to Japan for study and that chances were high that a chamber exists. If proven, the discovery of the last resting place of Nefertiti would be the most significant this century and shed light on what remains a mysterious period of Egyptian history despite frenzied international interest.