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Discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb

Posted in Anniversary, Exploration, History, Royalty on Sunday, 24 October 2010

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Howard Carter’s search for the tomb of the pharaoh. Illustration by Ferdinando Tacconi

4 November marks the anniversary of the discovery of  Tutankhamen’s tomb in 1922. The tomb – officially known as KV62  – was found by Howard Carter in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings near the entrance of the tomb of Ramesses VI. Carter contacted his patron, Lord Carnarvon, and the two men entered the tomb on 26 November. After months of careful excavation, they discovered the sarcophagus of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh.

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The sarcophagus of Tutankhamen

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