Discovering King Tut's Tomb
The tomb of King Tutankhamun, the 9 year old boy turned Pharaoh of Egypt, was discovered on this day in 1922. He died at the age of 19 and was laid to rest in what is now Luxor, Egypt. King Tut’s tomb has been, if not the only, one of the few ancient Egyptian royal tombs to have escaped plundering by grave robbers. An excavation team led by English archeologist Howard Carter found the burial site more than 3,000 years after King Tut’s death. Most of the ancient relics found inside the tomb are now on display at Egypt’s National Museum in Cairo. The Jacinto City Library offers various sources of information on the subject, including National Geographic DVDs. Please feel free to ask one of the staff members for more information.