How was King Tut’s tomb discovered 100 years ago? Grit and luck
The 1922 discovery became a global media sensation—and captured the imagination of millions.
When British archaeologist Howard Carter peered into Tutankhamun’s tomb on November 26, 1922, he beheld a scene of organized clutter. Writing in his journal, he described the tangle of treasures as a “strange and wonderful medley of extraordinary and beautiful objects heaped upon one another.”
Photographs ByHarry Burton
Published October 18, 2022
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