|Posted by Gilbert Stack on November 4, 2018 at 6:55 AM|
On this day (November 4) in 1922 Howard Carter and his team discovered the entrance to King Tut’s tomb. Tutankhamun was a relatively unimportant pharaoh who died young, but his tomb survived the robbers who pillaged so widely in the Valley of the Kings making this an unsurpassed archaeological find.
Eight people on the team that opened Tut’s tomb died within a dozen years of the event leading to the popular myth of the “Curse of the Pharaohs.” For the record, forty-six people on that team, including Howard Carter and Lady Evelyn Herbert died of natural causes much later.
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