This Day In History
This Day In History
Sunday, April 5, 2020


February 16, 1923

Howard Carter unseals the...
Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Carter opened the sealed doorway, and found that it did indeed lead to a burial chamber, and he got his first glimpse of the sarcophagus of Tutankhamun. All of these discoveries were eagerly covered by the world's press, but most of their representatives were kept in their hotels; only H. V. Morton was allowed on the scene, and his vivid descriptions helped to cement Carter's reputation with the British public.
Howard Carter, Tutankhamun, burial chamber, pharaoh
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