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THE  TOMB  OF  TUT-ANKH-AMEN  I  CARTER  &  MACE 


HOWARD  CARTER 


THE 


TOMB 

OF 

TUT 

ANKH 

AMEN 

VOLUME  1 


A.  C.  MACE 


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THE  TOMB  OF  TUT-ANKH-AMEN 

VOLUME  1 

HOWARD  CARTER  &  A.  C.  MACE 

On  26  November  1922,  after  eight  years  of  work  in  the  Valley  of  the  Kings, 
Howard  Carter  discovered  the  tomb  of  Tut-Ankh-Amen,  a  pharaoh  of  the  18th 
dynasty  (around  1300  BCE).  Different  than  all  the  tombs  hitherto  excavated,  this 
was  the  first  to  be  virtually  undisturbed,  and  Carters  words  on  a  first  look  into  the 
tomb  "Yes,  wonderful  things!"  have  gone  down  in  history.  Excavating  the  tomb  in 
full  took  eight  years,  and  most  of  the  5,398  items  that  were  found  in  the  tomb  are 
now  on  display  in  the  Egyptian  Museum  in  Cairo,  with  the  exception  of  the 
mummy  of  Tut-Ankh-Amen,  that  remained  in  the  tomb  where  it  was  laid  to  rest. 
This  first  volume  of  Howard  Carter's  memoirs,  written  in  late  1923  recounts  the 
finding  and  opening  of  the  tomb,  the  clearing  of  the  antechamber,  and  the  opening 
of  the  sealed  door  leading  to  the  burial  chamber. 

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THE  TOMB  OF  TUT-ANKH-AMEN  I  CARTER  &  MACE