November 26, 1922 – Archaeologists enter King Tut’s tomb

November 26, 1922 – Archaeologists enter King Tut’s tomb

British archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first souls to enter King Tutankhamen’s Egyptian tomb in over 3,000 years.

Carter discovered the entrance to the tomb of the teenage pharaoh three weeks before, hidden in debris near the excavated tomb of King Ramses VI.

Tutankhamen’s sealed chambers were miraculously intact, and inside was a collection of several thousand objects, including a gold coffin containing the mummy of the boy-king Tutankhamen. Most of these treasures are now housed in the Cairo Museum.