16th February 1923: Howard Carter unseals Tutankhamun's burial chamber
Tutankhamun His Tomb His Treasures
Tutankhamun His Tomb and His Treasures
British archaeologist Howard Carter and his team opened the burial chamber of the he tomb of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings. They found the king's sarcophagus. It was constructed in granite. The sarcophagus appeared to have been constructed for another owner, but recarved for Tutankhamen.