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The discovery of Tutankhamun in color. c. 1923.

Arthur Mace and Alfred Lucas work on a golden chariot from Tutankhamun’s tomb outside the “laboratory” in the tomb of Sethos II.

21 Colorized Photos from the 1920s Discovery of King Tut

A statue of Anubis on a shrine with pallbearers’ poles in the treasury of the tomb.

Lord Carnarvon, financier of the excavation and Howard Carter posing outside the Burial Chamber.  21 Colorized Photos from the 1920s Discovery of King Tut

Lord Carnarvon, financier of the excavation and Howard Carter posing outside the Burial Chamber

21 Colorized Photos from the 1920s Discovery of King Tut

Howard Carter, Arthur Callender and an Egyptian worker open the doors of the innermost shrine and get their first look at Tutankhamun’s sarcophagus.

A gilded bust of the Celestial Cow Mehet-Weret and chests sit in the treasury of the tomb.

Color Photos Of The 1922 Discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb

Under the lion bed in the antechamber are several boxes and chests, and an ebony and ivory chair which Tutankhamun used as a child.

Colorized Photos of the Discovery of King Tut's Tomb

A ceremonial bed in the shape of the Celestial Cow, surrounded by provisions and other objects in the antechamber of the tomb. The white ovoid shaped objects are food offerings, including one containing beef!

21 Colorized Photos from the 1920s Discovery of King Tut

An assortment of model boats in the treasury of the tomb. In all, some 35 boats were located throughout the tomb, symbolic of the transporting the king on his journey through the streams of the underworld towards resurrection

Howard Carter (9 May 1874 – 2 March 1939) was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist known for having a primary role in the discovery of the tomb of 14th-century BC pharaoh Tutankhamun.

Howard Carter May 1874 – 2 March was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist who became world famous after discovering the intact tomb of BC pharaoh Tutankhamun (colloquially known as "King Tut" and "the boy king").

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