On this day in 1922, British archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon looked into Egyptian king Tutankhamun’s for the first time in more than 3000 years. The sealed burial chambers were intact, and inside was a collection of several thousand priceless objects, including a gold coffin containing the mummy of the teenage king. The clearance of the tomb with its thousands of objects continued for nearly a decade, and sparked a renewed public interest in ancient Egypt.
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