Into the Mummy's Tomb

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Into the Mummy's Tomb

Into the Mummy's Tomb

Nicholas Reeves

The discovery of King Tut's tomb happened from 1907 to 1925

"There were gilded wooden animals, statues and gold- everywhere he looked there was the gleam of gold!...A faint smell of of sweet perfume and oil lingered inside the stuffy chamber. It looked as though someone had been there just a few days ago-here was a blackened lamp, and there on the floor was a garland of dried flowers… Here were exquisitely carved chairs, regal bed, and a listening throne overlaid with gold. Over there was a delicate alabaster vases and a brightly painted chest... Before them were three huge gilt couched their sides carved in to the shaped of strange animals.”(24-25)

"The third coffin was made of solid gold"(53).

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The Mummies Curse Through the discovery of king Tut's tomb weird things were happenig that people thought was a result of the mummies curse. Weird stuff were happening like a golden bird that was given to Carter to lead them to the tomb had died shortly after they found the door to the tomb . Also after the fight that Carter and Carnarvon had gotten really sick adn shortly after that had died. Through the death of Caranarovon it was also beleived that at the same time his dog died at a diffrent country and also all the lights in cairo had went off at the same time.

Howard Carter had returned to Egypt to start digging again at a new place when a few days of digging his head foreman, Reis Ahmed, came to Carter to bring him the news that a water boy has found a step cut into the stone. When Howard Carter ran over to see the step he couldn’t believe that this could be the entrance to King Tut’s tomb. By the end of the day the crew had uncovered 12 steps that leads to an untouched door (with a jackal over 9 captives at the bottom representing high level of importance)! With the amazing discovery Carter sent a telegram to Lord Carnarvon telling him about the amazing discovery and to come as quick as possible. When Lord Carnarvon arrived with his daughter Lady Evelyn. Carter took them to the tomb entrance after it was completely cleaned and on the bottom of the entrance he found written ”Tutankhamun”! With that Carter started to chip at the wall attempting to get through till he made a small hole enough for them to crawl through.”Carter was able to make sense of the mysterious shadows and shapes within the room. There were gilded wooden animals, statues and gold- everywhere he looked there was the gleam of gold!...A faint smell of of sweet perfume and oil lingered inside the stuffy chamber. It looked as though someone had been there just a few days ago-here was a blackened lamp, and there on the floor was a garland of dried flowers… Here were exquisitely carved chairs, regal bed, and a listening throne overlaid with gold. Over there was a delicate alabaster vasesand a brightly painted chest... Before them were three huge gilt couched their sides carved in to the shaped of strange animals.”(24-25)Through the second day of exploration the crew still hadn’t found a coffin which started make them doubt that this is a tomb until someone in the crew found a patched door. Because of the Press no one should know that they went in there so they went inside this room at midnight to find a burial chamber. A few years after the discovery, Carter and Lord Carnarvon had a fight about who the treasures would go to. Carter thought the treasure should stay in it’s home country(Egypt) while Lord Carnarvon thought it should go to the men’s home in London. After this big fight the men had had gone their separate ways at the end of the season. In the coming of the next season carter had received a letter saying that Lord Carnarvon had died because of a serious disease! Because of the timing and some other incidents, a lot of people think that the death was an effect of the mummy's curse! People think that because of the timing of the death and also that it was told that Lord Carnarvon’s dog died at the same time in a different country and that all while that was happening (it was told that…) the light’s went out all over Cairo at the same time. The years went by and Carter’s crew was emptying everything out of the tomb to study till later at 1923 the sarcophagus of King Tut was opened, the treasures of King Tut were kept in Egypt and the mystery of how ancient Egypt buried their kings were solved.

The discovery of King Tut’s tomb was one of the most important ancient Egyptian tomb discovery for one sole reason, and that’s because it is the only ancient Egyptian king tomb that has been left untouched by tomb robbers. This discovery Greatly expanded historians knowledge of how the ancient Egyptians buried their Pharaohs. The discovery of King Tut’s tomb didn’t come easy though. The Egyptologist Howard Carter, financially supported by Lord Carnarvon (George Herbert) had struggled for years (20+) to finally look upon King Tut’s face, they had to face terrible weather, death, lack of motivation and even a mummy’s curse.The whole discovery of King Tut’s tomb was Described in Into The Mummy's Tomb. The Journey Started in 1907 when Lord Carnarvon had to go somewhere with a dry climate in the winter for medical reasons. Lord Carnarvon decided to put his wealth to use in Egypt by getting a licence to dig in the valley of the kings (where ancient Egyptian kings were buried). When Lord Carnarvon went to the director to get a new place to dig the director recommended Howard Carter to help him and Lord Carnarvon decided to have Carter dig with him. In the first 5 years of the expedition no important discoveries have been made by Carnarvon and Carter when Lord Carnarvon started losing hope,”’I simply cannot put up the finds for another season of digging...We’ve been at it for five years now and have come up with nothing. I think you’ll have to agree that the Valley of the Kings does not hold the tomb Tutankhamun.’”(19).When Lord Carnarvon was having second thoughts about the Valley of the Kings Howard Carter Pulled out a map of the valley and showed him a part of the valley unexplored and with some convincing Lord Carnarvon and Carter were back in the Valley Looking for King Tut’s tomb.

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