Today in History
November 26, 1922
King Tut's Tomb
After five years of searching, British archaeologist Howard Carter finally finds and opens the entrance to the antechamber of King Tutankhamun's tomb. "Our sensations and astonishment are difficult to describe as the better light revealed to us the marvelous collection of treasures," he writes in his diary of the jumble of gold, ebony and alabaster artifacts he views through a small hole made in the chamber door. The following February he will dig out the blocked doorway to the burial chamber, revealing nested shrines, a wall painted with murals and the sarcophagus of the ancient pharaoh himself.
Today's Feature History Article
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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