King Tut’s tomb marks 100 years since its discovery

HISTORY: 100 years have passed since the discovery

of the tomb of King Tutankhamun

one of the most legendary rulers of ancient Egypt

(Bassam el-Shammaa, historian and author in Egyptology)

“Tutankhamun is the most famous name in the world in Egyptology, but it is also the most ambiguous name, and it is this that made the whole world love the story of the tomb and its discovery, because it is full of excitement, still alive to this day. in the twenty-first century ”.

(Chronology: March 5, 1923)

The tomb was discovered

November 4, 1922 in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor

when Hussein, a twelve year old

Egyptian boy, stumbles upon a stone

as he fetches water for Howard Carter

and his team of archaeologists

It led to the discovery that

it has since conquered the world

(Chronology: May 23, 1949)

Location: Cairo Museum, Egypt

Tutankhamun was a boy king who

ascended the throne at the age of nine

during the XVIII dynasty of Ancient Egypt

He died less than 10 years later

Although the cause of death remains unknown

archaeologists have described his short reign

as one who has brought stability to a land in turmoil

(Bassam el-Shammaa, historian and author in Egyptology)

“A king who reigned for about 9 years from when he was eight or nine and died when he was seventeen or eighteen, yet we don’t know as much about his wars, his military conquests, as we do about the other kings.”

(Chronology: March 1971)

Tutankhamun’s tomb was thus sealed

no human eye could ever see its treasures

which remained hidden underneath

the sands for thousands of years

(Bassam el-Shammaa, historian and author in Egyptology)

“It is among the smallest of the three smallest tombs out of 64 tombs in the Valley of the Kings, yet we found 5,398 pieces there, none of which are not unique masterpieces, or which have been replicated elsewhere in another tomb.”

(Chronology: January 6, 2005)

In 2005, experts used computed tomography

scanning Tutankhamun’s mummy for the first time

(Dr. Zahi Hawass, Egyptologist and former Egyptian Minister of Antiquities)

“We opened the sarcophagus for the first time, I looked at his face I felt the magic and mystery of King Tut.”

(Chronology: October 24, 2022)

Location: Cairo, Egypt

(Dr. Salima Ikram, Professor of Egyptology, American University of Cairo)

“2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, and also for the return of Tutankhamun to the world, because he had become a very dark pharaoh. So, by celebrating him, we give his soul a continuous life.”

“Since the discovery of his tomb Tutankhamun has greatly helped Egypt’s economy, public personality and political goals, so he is truly the only true pharaoh of Egypt who has been loyal to his country for several thousand years.” .

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