1922: King Tutankhamun’s tomb is discovered
Howard Carter discovers the intact tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh King Tutankhamun, (Tut – 1336-1327 B.C.), 18th Dynasty (first dynasty of the New Kingdom of Egypt), in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings.
The tomb complex consisted of an Ante Chamber (where Carter first accessed the complex), the Annexe, the Burial Chamber and Treasury.
After excavating to, and breaking through the tomb wall, Carter was asked by his patron Lord Carnarvon if he could see anything. Carter replied: “Yes, wonderful things” and added: “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.”