On this Day: King Tut’s Tomb Discovered

On November 4, 1922 King Tutankhamen‘s Tomb was discovered by Howard Carter, a British archaeologist, in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. Upon Carter’s initial arrival in Egypt in 1891, majority of the Egyptian tombs had already been discovered,except for King Tut’s. The steps leading up to King Tut’s was discovered under debris near the tomb of King Ramses VI, also in the Valley of the Kings. Twenty-four days later on November 26, 1922 Carter and Lord Carnarvon, archaeologist, entered into the interior chambers of the tomb. Over the next several years Carter continued his exploration through the four-room tomb, where his most superb finding was of a stone sarcophagus containing three coffins. Within the final coffin, which was made of gold, the mummy of King-Tut, which was preserved for more than 3,000 years was discovered. The remaining treasures can now be found in the Cairo Museum in Egypt.

For more information on King Tutankhamen check out the books found in the Rebecca Crown Library.

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