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The Discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb – In Color

January 1924

In a “laboratory” set up in the tomb of Sethos II, conservators Arthur Mace and Alfred Lucas clean one of the sentinel statues from the antechamber.

Tutankhamun's tomb

Nov. 29, 1923

Howard Carter, Arthur Callender, and an Egyptian worker wrap one of the sentinel statues for transport.

Tutankhamun's tomb

December 1923

Arthur Mace and Alfred Lucas work on a golden chariot from Tutankhamun’s tomb outside the “laboratory” in the tomb of Sethos II.

Tutankhamun's tomb

c. 1923

A statue of Anubis on a shrine with pallbearers’ poles in the treasury of the tomb.

Tutankhamun's tomb

Dec. 2, 1923

Carter, Callende, and two workers remove the partition wall between the antechamber and the burial chamber.

Tutankhamun's tomb

December 1923

Inside the outermost shrine in the burial chamber, a huge linen pall with gold rosettes, reminiscent of the night sky, covers the smaller shrines within.

Tutankhamun's tomb

Dec. 30th, 1923

Carter, Mace and an Egyptian worker carefully roll up the linen pall covering the second shrine.

Tutankhamun's tomb

December 1923

Carter, Callender and two Egyptian workers carefully dismantle one of the golden shrines within the burial chamber.

Tutankhamun's tomb

October 1925

Carter examines Tutankhamun’s sarcophagus.

Tutankhamun's tomb

October 1925

Carter and a worker examine the solid gold innermost sarcophagus.

Tutankhamun's tomb

c. 1923

Lord Carnarvon, the financier of the excavation, reads on the veranda of Carter’s house near the Valley of the Kings.

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