Streets of Giverny, France
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November 26, 1922: Archaeologists Enter King Tut’s Tomb
On this day in 1922, British archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon were the first to enter King Tut’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings.
Carter discovered a step leading to a mud-brick door that revealed a passageway to the untouched, four-room tomb for more than 3,000 years. The excavation yielded thousands of cultural objects and the most fascinating was a stone sarcophagus containing three coffins and the mummified body of teenage King Tut.
Discover the treasures of King Tut’s tomb with Secrets of the Pharaohs’ interactive game and tour of the sacred, ancient artifacts.
Photo: Howard Carter opens the innermost shrine of King Tutankhamen’s tomb near Luxor, Egypt which one of carter’s water boy found the steps down to (The New York Times/Wikimedia Commons).
Grand Central Station, NYC, 1941. The light does not stream in like this anymore because the buildings around the station are too tall.
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