Today in History
February 13, 1924
The coffin containing the mummy of the 14th-century-B.C. Pharoah Tutankhamun, dubbed "King Tut," is opened for the first time by the British Egyptologist Howard Carter. Carter had discovered the pharoah's remarkably well-preserved tomb about two years earlier, and although his crude excavation methods were later criticized, his discovery is still hailed as a highlight of modern Egyptology. The contents of King Tut's tomb, now housed at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, remain a subject of much study and fascination.
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An exhibition featuring the first CT scans of the boy king's mummy tells us more about Tutankhamun than ever before
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