In the exhibition visited Australia for the first time, opening at the Melbourne Museum in April for its only Australian stop where it achieved the highest touring exhibition box office numbers in the country's history before Egypt's treasures return to Cairo in December From authentic artifacts presented, 50 were found specifically during the excavations of Tutankhamun's tomb.
As one of the world's leading experts in the field, he often operated at the behest of the fabulously wealthy collector of antiquities, Lord Carnarvon, who had hired him to supervise his excavations in the Valley of the Kings along the Nile River.
Related Content The Controversial Afterlife of King Tut Carter lived there in a modest mud-brick house as he roamed the area in search of an elusive tomb which he believed might still hold the remains of Tutankhamun, a mysterious Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, who had ruled between and B.
Inhowever, Lord Carnarvon informed Carter that he would fund that quest for only one more year unless they struck pay dirt. That time was running out when, on November 4, Carter's water boy stumbled across steps in the sand that led to an important burial site. An ebullient Carter immediately wired his employer and the excited Lord Carnarvon soon arrived with his entourage to visit the site.
Carter's hands were trembling when he exposed the tomb in Carnarvon's presence. A year and a half later, Carter's team entered the burial chamber to find gold-covered shrines and jewel-studded chests.
Raising the lid of Tutankhamun's sarcophagus revealed a coffin of pure gold that held the mummified remains of the boy, King Tut. Word of the discovery flashed across the globe, igniting the world's latest craze and turning Carter into a major celebrity. Lord Carnarvon was not so lucky. While in Egypt he suffered a mosquito bite that became infected and he died three weeks later—an event that journalists famously ascribed to the "Mummy's Curse.
Carter's journal and subsequent public writings, photographs, and documentary film related details about the 20th century's most exciting archaeological discovery.First discovered by archaeologist Howard Carter in , the tomb of King Tut yielded an astonishing array of grave goods—more than 5, artifacts, many of them in pristine condition.
While Carter’s work in uncovering the tomb, and subsequent archaeological discoveries outside the tomb, and careful scholarship and analysis concerning what was discovered in the tomb, and scientific/technical advances enabling us to better understand the artifacts that we now possess, have given us a much greater knowledge of the “boy king.
The tomb, at the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis, contains "mummies, sarcophagi, statuettes, pots and other artifacts," according to Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities. It belonged to Amenemhat -- which means the god "Amen Is In the Forefront" -- and his wife Amenhotep, said Mostafa Al-Waziri, who led the Egyptian team which unearthed the 3,year.
Daily archaeological news and exclusive online features, plus articles from the current issue and back issues. Tutankhamun’s tomb is located in the Valley of the Kings and is by far the best preserved royal tomb ever discovered.
The tomb, which was thought to be left intact, was believed to be robbed twice. Even though this tomb revealed treasure beyond our imagination, it was modestly furnished compared to the pharaohs before and after Tutankhamun.
This particular tomb (which we call Tomb No. 1) was a typical Jewish tomb, just like many others found in Jerusalem. On the outside, in front of the entrance to the tomb, was a forecourt (which, unfortunately, had been badly damaged).