1924 – Sarcophagus of King Tut Uncovered January 3rd
1924 – Sarcophagus of King Tut Uncovered on this day. In 1924, King Tut’s Sarcophagus was uncovered and it was the greatest treasure of the tomb! A stone sarcophagus containing a solid gold coffin that holds the mummy of Tutankhamen. It was two years after British archaeologist Howard Carter and his workmen had discovered the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen near Luxor, Egypt.
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Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled c. 1332–1323 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom or sometimes the New Empire Period. He is since his discovery colloquially referred to as King Tut. His original name, Tutankhaten, means “Living Image of Aten”, while Tutankhamun means “Living Image of Amun”.
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