The classic image of the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb is our image of the week.
After we looked at the mystery of San Agustin, today we are considering one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century.
It was in 1922 that Howard Carter and George Herbert, Earl of Carnavon, made the legendary discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun. The young King of Egypt ruled for about 10 years in the 14th century BC, but then the tomb lay largely forgotten for millennia. Until one opportune day when the two British explorers discovered the tomb. However, a short space of time after visiting the tomb George Herbert died, leading some to believe that this was the “Mummy’s Curse.” This curse said that if you disturb a mummy’s tomb, you will fall victim to them and die…
In the image we see Howard Carter inspecting the inner sanctuary of the Boy King’s tomb. He is looking at aspects of Tutankhamun’s mummified body alongside his Egyptian helper. Fascinating.