For the first time, digitally enhanced and redesigned images illustrate the first moments of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922 by English archaeologist Howard Carter.
About a century has passed since the discovery of the tomb of the golden king Tutankhamun by the British archaeologist Howard Carter, and remains one of the most important archaeological discoveries in Egypt, since the tomb was found without digging or thefts like the remaining pharaonic tombs discovered, to be the only cemetery that did not Reach the hands of thieves.
On November 4, 1922, Carter found the tomb of the little pharaoh in the valley of the kings on the west bank of the Nile in the city of Luxor. How was this discovery and what is the coincidence that led the British archaeologist to write his name in the letters of light in the Egyptian archaeological history? Is what the Egyptian archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass revealed.
In his book “100 An Exciting Fact in the Life of the Pharaohs,” Hawass mentions that the stages of the discovery of this cemetery were a beautiful adventure that first started by accident. In the winter of 1906, Theodore Davies, who was continuing excavations in the Valley of the Kings, Of colored pottery bearing the name of Tutankhamun, in a hideout not far from where Carter had later worked.
A year later, the excavation inside a basement, about 7 meters from the surface of the earth, near the tomb of “Hoor Moheb” found a small wooden box made of several gold plates on one of them, “Tutankhamun” and his wife, and then extracted from a nearby well About 100 meters south, a number of pottery vessels, including a long-necked wine vase and another wrapped with a cloth embossed with the history of “the sixth year of Tutankhamun,” are placed with piles of linen cloths, mostly from the remains of the mummification process and the mummy. This moment, Davis and his aide realized that they had found all the remnants of the cemetery and that they knew Dt for theft and looting.
After working for five consecutive seasons, the Tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered. The reason for the protection of the cemetery was that King Ramses VI ordered that his tomb be dug over a cemetery. Tutankhamun, which helped to keep the cemetery far from the thieves to become the cemetery so far arrived full filled with hundreds of funerary furniture.
للمرة الأولى صور محسنة رقمياً ومعاد تلوينها توضح اللحظات الأولى لإكتشاف مقبرة توت عنخ آمون عام 1922 على يد عالم الآثار الإنجليزي هوارد كارتر Le pharaon .