Twentieth post: The diary of Howard Carter (1922)

There was naturally short suspense for those present who could not see, when Lord Carnarvon said to me `Can you see anything’. I replied to him Yes, it is wonderful. I then with precaution made the hole sufficiently large for both of us to see.

– Sunday, November 26, 1922.

The diary of Howard Carter in 1922 tells us the story of the discovery of the greatest tomb ever found in Egypt: Tutankhamun’s (or King Tut, as some call him).

This journal is a magical window to a prime moment in 20th Century history, digitally preserved in this version thanks to the Griffith Institute in Oxford.

SOURCE FOR THIS PICTURE: The website of Jeremy A.

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