On November 4th 1922, English Egyptologist and archaeologist Howard Carter made one of the greatest discoveries in Egypt’s fascinating history. His team discovered the tomb of the 19th Dynasty Pharaoh, King Tutankhamun who ruled Egypt as pharaoh between 1332-1323 BC. He died at the young age 19 due to complications from a broken leg that was exacerbated by malaria.
These photographs documenting the discovery of the tomb have been colorized by Dynamichrome for the exhibitionThe Discovery of King Tut.
1. Tutankhamun’s burial mask.
2. Howard Carter, Arthur Callender and an Egyptian worker open the doors of the innermost shrine and get their first look at Tutankhamun’s sarcophagus.
3. A ceremonial bed in the shape of the Celestial Cow, surrounded by provisions and other objects in the antechamber of the tomb.
4. A gilded lion bed, clothes chest and other objects in the antechamber. The wall of the burial chamber is guarded by statues.
5. An assortment of model boats in the treasury of the tomb.
6. A gilded lion bed and inlaid clothes chest among other objects in the antechamber.
7. Under the lion bed in the antechamber are several boxes and chests, and an ebony and ivory chair which Tutankhamun used as a child.