Sunday, November 4

The golden boy

Did you now that I was there when Howard Carter (and Amelia Peabody) discovered the tomb of King Tut?

Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty who ruled during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom.

The Nov. 4, 1922 discovery of Tutankhamun's nearly intact tomb received worldwide press coverage and sparked a renewed public interest in ancient Egypt.

In February 2010, the results of DNA tests confirmed that Tutankhamun was the son of Akhenaten and his sister/wife, whose name is unknown but whose remains are positively identified as "The Younger Lady" mummy found in KV35.

Exhibits of artifacts from Tutankhamun's tomb have since toured the world and his burial mask remains a popular symbol. 

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