Retouching and construction work in the facsimile of Tutankhamun’s burial chamber
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Fit for a king: Tutankhamun’s chamber

Almost a century after its discovery, the burial chamber of Tutankhamun is being recreated in the Egyptian desert. Peter Aspden reports on the technical revolution that has made it possible and how a new age of ‘facsimile tourism’ could help preserve many more of the world’s antiquities

REGULARS

©Open Kitchen
LVMH is betting on the fact that the world’s wine drinkers will want bubbles wherever they are – even in red-wine obsessed China
– Jancis Robinson
Rowley Leigh's Torta Pasqualina ©Andy Sewell
‘Whether in chocolate or in paint, Easter has always celebrated that potent symbol of rebirth’
– Rowley Leigh
electronic cigarettes
©Paul Zak

E-cigarettes: no smoke without fear

How did they start? How do they work? And what is big tobacco doing to protect its market share?

Brookline, MA: basement office with blue couch and African mask
©Shellburne Thurber

Feeling comfortable?

Psychoanalysts’ consulting rooms should be ‘blank canvases’. Yet Shellburne Thurber’s photographs tell a very different story...

Nick Matthew
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FT Masterclass: squash with Nick Matthew

With interest in the sport at an all-time high, Oliver Pickup takes his retro racket and trainers for a quick refresher with England’s best player

The Mars-500 living pod
©Edgar Martins

The European Space Agency photo project

Edgar Martins documents the latest space technology

Renee Fleming
©Decca/Andrew Eccles

The Inventory: Renée Fleming

‘It takes intense ambition to bring talent to fruition’

Susie Wolff
©Thomas Huebner

‘I’m driving a Grand Prix race practice session’

Susie Wolff will become the first woman since 1992 to drive an F1 car at a race weekend

Jesmond Dene House

Barometer: Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle

Neil O’Sullivan unearths an arts and crafts gem hidden in the suburbs of Newcastle

Illustration by Laura Carlin of spontaneity
©Laura Carlin

The Shrink & The Sage: Should we be more spontaneous?

‘We need both reason and passion, since while desire without reflection is blind, reflection without desire is indifferent’

Illustration by Richard Allen of tutters
©Richard Allen

Meet the Tutters

‘Is it the food? The service? This audible punctuation of exasperation by a special breed of customer has a surprising explanation’