Saturday, November 4, 2023

“British Embassy Cairo Exhibition Celebrates Tutankhamun’s Tomb Discovery Anniversary”


To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter and his team, the British Embassy in Cairo is hosting an exhibition. The exhibition, titled “Excavating the Archive,” tells the story of Carter’s excavation of the tomb and the fascination that followed. The event is being organized in cooperation with the Griffith Institute at the University of Oxford and features Carter’s papers and documents, including photos, letters, and charts. The embassy sees this as an opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of the discovery and focus on the people from both countries who worked together to present Tutankhamun to the world. The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities also celebrated the centenary of the discovery last November. Tutankhamun’s tomb was the only example from the Valley of the Kings where the contents were discovered relatively intact and complete. Carter’s discovery in 1922, west of Luxor in southern Egypt, made headlines worldwide. Tutankhamun assumed power around the age of 9 and ruled Egypt for almost ten years before his death around 1324 B.C.

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