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The Discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb in 1922 In Colour (21 photos)

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On 4 November 1922, Carter’s excavation group found steps that Carter hoped led to Tutankhamun’s tomb and he wired Lord Carnarvon to come to Egypt. Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled c. 1332–1323 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom or sometimes the New Empire Period.