On 26 November 1992, Howard Carter stood at the end of the dark entrance corridor of the tomb he had discovered. He knocked a hole in the wall and pushed his candle into the space before him. What he saw was so astonishing that, for a moment, he could not speak. Standing beside him, Lord Carnarvon demanded, "Can you see anything?" "Yes," Carter replied, "Wonderful things!" He could see a room packed with treasures, glittering with gold. This, however, was merely the antechamber of the tomb.
Crisp, Peter, (2004), Mummy, Dorling Kindersley, London, p. 40.
Use the following resources to find out: How did this young pharaoh die? Was it murder or natural causes?
On our shelves:
- Bastable, J, Canlin, A, (2005), 'How did Tutankhamen die?', in The Truth about history: how new evidence is transforming the story of the past, Reader's Digest, London,pp. 107-111
General encyclopedia on our shelves:
Online [from our subscription databases]:
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- History Channel: The discovery of Tutankhamen
- Live Science: The Life and death of the Boy Pharaoh
- National Geographic: Ultimate Tutankhamen
- University of Oxford: Griffith Institute: Tutankhamen - Anatomy of an Excavation
Other sites of interest:
- Ancient History Encyclopedia: Wonderful things: Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb
- George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnavon
Valley of the Kings:
- National Geographic - Valley of the Kings: The gateway to the "afterlife" provides a window to the past
- Supreme Council of Antiquities: Valley of the Kings