1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

• 1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

'94 back November 4, 1922 was discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt. The tomb is located in the Valley of the Kings, and this is almost the only plundered the tomb, which reached scientists in its original form, although it opened and twice grobnichnye thieves. It was discovered in 1922 by two Englishmen - Egyptologist Howard Carter and amateur archaeologist Lord Carnarvon. The tomb survived numerous decorations, as well as the sarcophagus of gold with mummified body of the pharaoh.

In 1907, Egyptologist and archaeologist Howard Carter was hired by George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, to observe the excavations in the Egyptian Valley of the Kings. Scientists have managed to create a good reputation, carefully describing and retaining opening.

Searches in the valley, which lasted for many years, gave modest results that eventually brought upon Carter employer anger. In 1922, Lord Carnarvon said to him that it will stop funding the work next year.

1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun 1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

1923. Lord Carnarvon funded the excavation, reading on the veranda of the house near the Valley of the Kings Carter.

Carter desperately needs a breakthrough, he decided to return to previously abandoned excavation site. November 4, 1922 his team discovered a notch cut into the rock. By the end of the next day the whole staircase was cleared. Carter immediately sent a message to Carnarvon, begging him to come as quickly as possible.

November 26, along with Carter Carnarvon opened a small gap in the corner of the door at the end of the stairs. Holding a candle, he peered inside.

"At first I could see nothing, the hot air is pulled out of the room, causing the candle flame flickered, but soon, as soon as my eyes adjusted to the light, the fog slowly were parts of the room, strange animals, statues and gold - everywhere the glint of gold" ( Howard Carter). The team of archaeologists discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen, king-boys, who ruled Egypt from 1332 to about 1323 BC. e.

1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

November 1925. Death mask of Tutankhamun.

Despite signs that the tomb twice frequented by ancient robbers, the contents of the room remained virtually untouched. The tomb was crammed with thousands of priceless artifacts, including there was a sarcophagus with the mummified remains of Tutankhamen.

1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

4 January 1924. Howard Carter, Arthur Callender and an Egyptian worker opens the door to first look at the sarcophagus of Tutankhamun.

Each object in the tomb was carefully described and cataloged prior to withdrawal. This process took almost eight years.

1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

in December 1922. Ceremonial bed in the form of the heavenly cow surrounded by stores and other objects in front of the tomb room.

These photos document the discovery of the legendary tomb of Tutankhamun, were kolorizovany Dynamichrome for the exhibition The Discovery of King Tut, which opens in New York on November 21, 2015.

1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

in December 1922. Gilded Lion bed and other facilities in the hallway. Wall funeral rest is protected by black statues Ka.

1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

1923. Set canoes in the treasury of the tomb.

1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

in December 1922. Gilded Lion bed and encrusted breastplate clothes among other objects in the front room.

1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

December 1922. Under the bed-lion in the front room a few boxes and chests, as well as chair of ebony and ivory, which is used Tutankhamun as a child.

1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

1923. Gold-plated bust of the Celestial Cow mehet-weret and chests were in the treasury of the tomb.

1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

1923. Treasure chests inside.

1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

December 1922. Decorative alabaster vases in the front room.

1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

January 1924. The "lab" created in the tomb of Seti II of, restorers Arthur Mace and Alfred Lucas clean one of the statues Ka from the front of the room.

1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

November 29, 1923. Howard Carter, Arthur Callender and an Egyptian worker wrapped one of the statues Ka for transportation.

1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

December 1923. Arthur Mace and Alfred Lucas work with golden chariot from Tutankhamun's tomb outside the "laboratory" in the tomb of Seti II.

1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

1923. Statue of Anubis in the funeral stretcher.

1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

December 2, 1923. Carter, Callender and two workers removed the partition between the front room and burial rest.

1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

December 1923. Inside the outside of the ark in the burial alone is another ark, which is wrapped in a huge linen cover with gold rosettes reminiscent of the night sky.

1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

December 30, 1923. Carter, Mace and Egyptian working carefully rolled linen cover.

1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

December 1923. Carter, Callender and two Egyptian workers dismantled one of the golden coffin in the funeral alone.

1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

October 1925. Carter examines the sarcophagus of Tutankhamun.

1922: discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

October 1925. Carter and work study sarcophagus made of pure gold.