King Tutankhaman's Excavation

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In November of 1922, archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the untouched tomb of ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen. As he discovered the long-lost tomb, Carter kept a diary of his journey. His discovery of the most intact tomb ever found ignited a large interest in Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology. Despite the long excavation of King Tutankhamen’s tomb, excessive research and exploration of the tomb can find hidden treasures and unseen information about ancient Egypt.
In 1907, Carter was given the job of excavating the Valley of the Kings. He put together a team of men that would help him, but after he set out in 1914 he had to put his journey to a halt. World War I interrupted his excavation at first, but he was resumed in 1917. After
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Carter found and described thousands of artifacts found in the sealed tomb of King Tutankhamen. Other than a few raids of the tomb executed by tomb raiders which Carter pointed out in his diary, the tomb was untouched. When the group of excavators illuminated the area and cleared the dust, the men were astonished at the immense amount of treasures that laid before them. As quoted from the diary, the men saw (SHORTEN QUOTE TO 3 LINES) “exquisitely painted, inlaid, and ornamental caskets; flowers; alabaster vases, some beautifully executed of lotus and papyrus device; strange black shrines with a gilded monster snake appearing from within; quite ordinary looking white chests; finely carved chairs; a golden inlaid throne; a heap of large curious white oviform boxes; beneath our very eyes, on the threshold, a lovely loti form wishing-cup in translucent alabaster; stools of all shapes and design, of both common and rare materials; and, lastly a confusion of overturned parts of chariots glinting with gold, peering from amongst which was a manikin.” At this point the team of excavators knew that they had found the burial tomb of King Tutankhamen. As one could imagine, Carter and his crew were astonished at the riches and historical artifacts that lay before them. The next day, Carter realized that the portion of the tomb that he saw was just the “threshold” of the

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