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Digging up trouble: beware the curse of King Tutankhamun

The ancient Egyptian boy-king's tomb was excavated in 1923, then people started dropping like flies. A new exhibition explores the greatest archaeology story ever told.

Ancient Egypt fever: 'Tutmania' strikes the UK in pictures

From 'secrets of the sphinx' magic shows to pharoah romance novels, Howard Carter's discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922 kicked off an Egypt craze in the 1920s and 30s.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona review delightful dip into the power of love

Director Simon Godwin eagerly explores the light and dark sides of romance in a striking RSC debut.

Proms 2014: the orchestras taking part for the first time

At the heart of this year’s BBC Proms is a celebration of global classical music. Musicians from Lapland, Qatar and Turkey tell us how they came to be playing in SW7.

H Is for Hawk review Helen Macdonald on grief and falconry

This captivating book moves from falconer's diary to biography of TH White as Macdonald copes with the death of her father.

Here Come the Dogs by Omar Musa review street poetry committed to the page

Rapper and slam poet Omar Musa examines race, identity and the unrealised dreams of disempowered Australian youths.

How Shakespeare in Love's director taught me to talk like Juliet

Could you say 'Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds' to a paying audience? As Shakespeare in Love hits the stage, our writer gets a masterclass in how to perform the bard's trickier lines.

Tom Basden: finding the funny in the prison of your personality

As Holes opens in London, the playwright talks about the loneliness of standup, his affection for his characters and having a plane-crash comedy open at the time of a real air disaster.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Hypnotic Eye album stream

Have a listen to the 13th album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and let us know what you think.

Kids battle the monsters of their nightmares - in pictures

Photographer Laure Fauvel has brought to life monsters that haunt childrens nightmares. Armed with sticks, wands and swords, the eight- and nine year-olds appear to be getting the upper hand against their foes. Fauvel, 22, said: I wanted the children not