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Aerial view of Howard Carter’s archaeological excavations of the tombs of the Pharoahs Ramesses VI and Tutankhamen (better known as King Tut), Valley of the Kings, Thebes (modern day city of Luxor), Egypt, 1922. This image, courtesy of Getty Images, is included in the library’s subscription to the ImageQuest database.

Today is the anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamen, one of the most important archaeological discoveries of modern times. On November 4, 1922, more than 3,200 years after King Tut’s reign, British archaeologist, Howard Carter, discovered one of the only unplundered royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, Thebes (modern day city of Luxor), Egypt.

Perhaps you’d like to browse through one of the many books our library has about the life and and times of the boy king:

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