Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation | The Griffith Institute | 90th Anniversary of the Discovery

The 90th anniversary of the discovery is almost upon us. For those unable to visit in person have a look at this wonderful resource.

Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation | The Griffith Institute: Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation

Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation is the definitive archaeological record for Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon's discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun.

On November 5th 1922, Howard Carter wrote in his pocket diary: 'Discovered tomb under tomb of Ramsses VI investigated same & found seals intact.' The subsequent excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun captured the public imagination. The complete records were deposited in the Griffith Institute Archive shortly after Carter's death.

Our aim in publishing this material online is to provide an essential resource for scholars, school children and interested adults alike. This demanding project has taken 15 years and has been directed by the Keeper of the Archive, Dr Jaromir Malek.

If you are able to visit in person why not stay with us at Flats in Luxor and we can help you visit
  • the tomb of Tutankhamen in the Valley of Kings
  • the house Carter lived in while he excavated
  • various treasures from the tomb on display in Luxor Museum
  • the depiction of the Opet fesitval Tutankhamen inscribed at Luxor Temple
  • the restoration stele at Karnak temple originally belonging to Tutankhamen
  • the portrait statue of Tuankhamun and his wife Ankhesamum
Yes there is plenty to see of Luxor's most famous son
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