One of the most famous ancient egyptian sites, tomb of king tutankhamun (tut) has inspired myth and legend in the modern era, and now forms part of the world heritage-listed theban necropolis. News egypt: radar scans at tutankhamun's tomb reveal no secret chamber italian researchers have found no hidden chamber behind the tomb of ancient egypt's king tutankhamun. The curse of the pharaohs is an alleged curse believed by some to be cast upon any person who disturbs the mummy of an ancient egyptian person, especially a pharaoh this curse, which does not differentiate between thieves and archaeologists, allegedly can cause bad luck, illness or death. King tutankhamun's mummy still rests in his tomb in the valley of the kings back in november 1922, the tomb was uncovered by british archaeologists, perhaps for the first time since the boy-king.
Tutankhamun : curse of the boy king for 3000 years the treasures of tutenkahmun lay entombed beneath egypt’s desert sands, until archaeologists disturbed the pharaoh’s rest and unleashed a. Under tutankhamun egypt returned to their old gods and the old temples were repaired the capital city was also moved back to the city of memphis he even changed his name from tutankhaten, the living image of aten, to tutankhamun, the living image of amun. From 'secrets of the sphinx' magic shows to pharoah romance novels, howard carter's discovery of king tut's tomb in 1922 kicked off an egypt craze in the 1920s and 30s. The tomb of tutankhamun (king tut) by jimmy dunn writing as mark andrews it is not the grandest tomb in egypt, and was certainly not occupied by one of egypt's most powerful rulers.
Tutankhamun tomb location is in the egyptian museum in cairo explanation: when howard carter discovered the tomb of tutankhamon , he remarked that it was, the day of days, the most wonderful that i have ever lived through, and certainly one whose like i can never hope to see again. Archaeologists thought the last burial chamber in egypt’s valley of the kings had been discovered even before howard carter opened the unsullied tomb of the pharaoh tutankhamun in 1922. Cnn's nick glass looks at the mystery behind tut's tomb. Carter was searching for the tomb of an obscure king from the 18th dynasty the boy king has since become egypt’s most famous pharaoh, but when carter was digging, his name—tutankhamun—was.
On 4 november 1922, howard carter made one of the most remarkable and important archaeological discoveries of the 20 th century in the valley of the kings, he unearthed the tomb of an ancient egyptian pharaoh, a boy king named tutankhamun. The death mask, which is an iconic symbol of ancient egypt, may never have belonged to king tutankhamun the theory is his death mask was made for nefertiti and filched from her tomb and given to. A journey to ancient egypt exploring and learn about the golden king tutankhamun’s tomb and history of the king tutankhamun the boy king was an egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, during the period of egyptian history known as the new kingdom 1332 to 1323 bce , king tut is chiefly known for his intact tomb, discovered in egypt’s valley. Along with a golden burial mask, king tut’s sandals were also found in the tomb these had paintings of his enemies on the soles – so everywhere the king went, he trampled all over his foes tutankhamun’s golden burial mask.
The ancient egyptian king tutankhamun has captured imaginations since the discovery of his entombed remains in 1922 by howard carter the study of the artifacts left behind in tutankhamun's tomb as well as his mummy provide insight into the life and status of this teen pharaoh and the egyptian society he briefly ruled. King tutankhamun”s mummy still rests in his tomb in the valley of the kings november 4, 2007, 85 years to the day after carter”s discovery, the 19-year-old pharaoh went on display in his underground tomb at luxor, when the linen-wrapped mummy was removed from its golden sarcophagus to a climate-controlled glass box. The tomb of tutankhamun was one of the smaller tombs of the valley of the kings as tutankhamun was a fairly minor king who had a very short reign the tomb is located in an area not usually associated with royal burials perhaps because it may have originally been intended to be the tomb of his vizier, ay.
The world of archaeology was electrified last year by the news that tutankhamun’s tomb could contain hidden chambers possibly containing the remains and riches of queen nefertiti it was a story. The tomb of tutankhamun is one of the greatest treasures of ancient egypt it is so beloved because of the treasures that were still contained within at the time of its modern discovery having an even partially intact burial treasure make it to the modern era is an extreme rarity, thus making king tut's tomb a quite special place. Tutankhamun (also known as tutankhamen and `king tut') is the most famous and instantly recognizable pharaoh in the modern world his golden sarcophagus is now a symbol almost synonymous with egypthis name means `living image of [the god] amun’ he was born in the year 11 of the reign of pharaoh amenhotep iv (better known as akhenaten) c 1345 bce and died, some claim mysteriously, in 1327. Meanwhile the king’s body is the subject of a research project conducted by the egyptian antiquities service under the supervision of dr zahi hawass if there is one disappointment, it is the almost complete lack of non-ritual written material in the tomb.