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on November 4, 1922, King Tut’s tomb was found. In November 1922, the wait paid off, when Carter’s team found steps hidden in the debris near the entrance of another tomb. The steps led to an ancient sealed doorway bearing the name Tutankhamen. When Carter and Lord Carnarvon entered the tomb’s interior chambers on November 26, they were thrilled to find it virtually intact, with its treasures untouched after more than 3,000 years. The men began exploring the four rooms of the tomb, and on February 16, 1923, under the watchful eyes of a number of important officials, Carter opened the door to the last chamber…Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon found the grave in Kemet.
The burial place of King Tutankhamun, his full name, was hidden beneath the mud brick houses of the workmen who cut the tomb of Ramesses VI. Presumably this tomb was not carved for a king, but for a high official. But because King Tut died at an early age, the rooms were hurriedly converted. Items for the afterlife were apparently placed into the various rooms. This Pharaoh of Egypt’s find caused substantial financial gain because the contents were undiscovered by past thieves. The ancient artifacts can be found in the Cairo Museum.
Three coffins were found in the tomb, the last was made of solid gold. According to the white people relaying the message King Tut’s mummy was not in very good shape and as a result is kept at his tomb. He was found with 15 rings of various sizes on his mummy fingers depending on the amount of linen used to wrap his hands. He also had 13 bracelets and assorted amulets and earrings. They also found among the treasures 415 statues of servants complete with baskets and tools (one for each day plus supervisors).
The servants were to do the everyday jobs expected of the king in the afterlife. Large beds of gold leaf were found that would prepare the body for embalming. Other symbols found with the king were the lion, hippo, and the cow. The only part of the complex that contained wall paintings was the Burial Chamber. One of the scenes depicts the Opening of the Mouth Ceremony where the senses are restored to the deceased King Tutankhamun. In this case the person performing this duty is Ay, who became the next pharaoh.
Distance from Egypt to Kalahari Desert (Namibia/Botswana)
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