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16/02/1923 King Tut's final resting place

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.


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  • Discovery of the tomb 

  • Layout of tomb 

  • Present day