November 4, 1922: King Tut’s Tomb Is Discovered
On this day in 1922, Pharaoh “King Tut” Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter in Egypt’s Valley of Kings. Known for restoring traditional religion and art, King Tut ruled the 18th dynasty in ancient Egypt (1333 – 23 BCE) and died at the young age of 19.
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Photo: King Tut Ankh Amun Golden Mask (Steve Evans/ Flickr/Wikimedia Commons)