Tutankhamun could have been lost forever

tags: Telegraph (UK), Tutankhamun, Carter, Carnarvon, mummy, ancient Egypt



Tomorrow marks the 90th anniversary of the moment that the Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter, working in primitive conditions in the desert, found and opened the tomb.

They became the first people to lay eyes upon the boy king's sarcophagus in 3,000 years, and also made an “extraordinary contribution” to our historical understanding, the fifth earl’s ancestor and namesake George Herbert has said.

Ahead of the anniversary the current Lord Carnarvon praised the "determined and stoic behaviour" of the archaeological team....



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