The Discovery Of Tutankhamun
Of all the famous ancient Egyptian discoveries, the unearthing of King Tutankhamun in 1922 ranks as the most historic and culturally significant find ever. British archaeologist Howard Carter financed by Lord Carnarvon spent over 10 years searching the Valley of the Kings for the Boy King’s final resting place. Upon finally locating the centuries-old tomb of King Tut, Carter and Carnarvon unleashed a wave of Egyptian furor that percolated through every aspect of culture. From high fashion to architecture, the revelation of Tutankhamun permeated throughout the world. Even President Herbert Hoover got caught up in the hysteria, naming his dog after Tutankhamun. This is the whirlwind of King Tutankhamun’s discovery.