On this day: Tomb of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutenkhamen Found

King Tutenkhamen Mask

#OTD – November 4, 1922, one of the most famous archaeological discoveries is made, when the tomb of young Egyptian Pharaoh Tutenkhamen (King Tut) is found by Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings. King Tut was a boy-king of the 18th Dynasty and died aged just 19. Rigorous tests revealed that he had suffered from many genetic disorders due to his parents being closely related, and that this – combined with malaria – had contributed to his premature death.

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