Egyptians mark 100th anniversary of King Tutankhamun Tomb's discovery

Egyptians mark 100th anniversary of King Tutankhamun Tomb's discovery

Tutankhamun's reign lasted for nine years in the country.

On November 04, Egypt marked 100 years since the discovery of the Tutankhamun Tomb in the Valley of Kings.

The British Egyptologist Howard Carter and his crew first discovered the 12 stairs leading to closed doorways with seals reading the name "Tutankhamun" in the year 1922. Since then a 10-year project for conserving over 5,000 artefacts began, Reuters reported.

Tutankhamun's reign lasted for nine years in the country.

People gathered on Friday in the Valley of the Kings to commemorate the discovery's 100th anniversary by visiting the 3,000-year-old tomb of the boy king and touring Carter’s house which has recently been restored and reopened to the public to mark the occasion.

Carter's House's dates back to 1911 when the Egyptologist built it as a residence for himself when he was conducting his search at the Valley of the Kings. He resided at the place until his death in 1939. The house's central hall, study and his photographic laboratory have been maintained till now. The items at his place were maintained for the next 100 years.

King Tutankhamen (Tutankhamun), the young pharaoh whose ancient tomb and opulent artifacts have fascinated generations since they were first discovered, become the most famous Ancient Egyptian pharaoh in the world, thanks to the incredible condition of his final resting place and the grave goods found alongside his body.

For many, "King Tut" is the ultimate symbol of ancient Egypt's glory.

Tutankhamun ascended the throne at age nine, and ruled till his death at age 18 or 19.

His tomb was found by British Egyptologist Howard Carter in 1922. The discovery of the 3,000-year-old tomb was a watershed moment in archaeology. Tutankhamun's outer most coffin, made from wood and is gilded with gold, was found alongside other treasures.

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In collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the repair was supported by the US Agency for International Development and the Adina Lei Savin Family Trust.

As per the American ambassador to Egypt, an important part of the two nations' strategic alliance is America's support for Egypt's cultural preservation and protection.

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