On this day in Egyptology: November 26 (1922)

On this day in Egyptology: November 26 (1922)
After the initial discovery on November 4, by the 26th, Carter stood at the entryway and after wiring for his patron Lord Carnarvon to arrive, and the most famous discovery in Egyptology took place...
“Presently, as my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the room within emerged slowly from the mist, strange animals, statues and gold – everywhere the glint of gold. For the moment – an eternity it must have seemed to the others standing by – I was struck dumb with amazement, and when Lord Carnarvon, unable to stand the suspense any longer, inquired anxiously, ‘Can you see anything?’ it was all I could do to get out the words ‘Yes, wonderful things’.”

This seems like a good time to revisit the discovery and discuss some of the fact and fiction associated with it in popular culture.

This article, first published in the November 2005 issue of BBC History Magazine, was written by Dr Joyce Tyldesley Senior Lecturer of Egyptology in the faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at Manchester University (UK).

If you would like to read more by this author on this topic I recommend her book: Tutankhamen's Curse: The developing history of an Egyptian king (2012) (http://joycetyldesley.co.uk/)


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