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Celebrating 100 years of Tutankhamen!

November 3, 2022 Bsittert
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Book of the Dead, spell 1: funeral procession.
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Magical brick niche; Osiris, Tutankhamen and his ka.
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To celebrate the 100th year anniversary of discovering the tomb of King Tutankhamen, ARCE has prepared a suite of events, projects, and publications exclusively focused on interpreting the significance and impact of a discovery that is considered the greatest of its kind in archaeological history. To find out more visit https://www.arce.org/100-year-anniversary-discovery-tutankhamuns-tomb 

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Carter House

One such project is the restoration and reopening of Carter House, the house of British archaeologist Howard Carter, who was residing in it at the time of his discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922. This house is situated on the West Bank on Luxor, on the road leading to the Valley of the Kings. With stunning refurbishments and new visitor information, this site is definitely not one to miss! For more information on the opening and project details, click here.

The Theban Mapping Project will be posting a series of articles on the discovery of the Tutankhamen's tomb. For a first look at the key players involved in the rediscovery of the boy king, see "Who's who: Key Players in the Discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb". Finally, we will also be adding a 3D model of one of Tutankhamen's funerary objects to his tomb page (KV 62) every week!

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Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon removing the sealed doorway leading to Tutankhamen's Burial Chamber.