Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of All Time

9. Tutankhamun’s Tomb

Surely the most popular Pharoah of them all, the great Tutankhamun owes his fame to Howard Carter and George Herbert’s discovery of his tomb in 1922 which received worldwide coverage. KV62 (the Egyptian designation for the tomb) was uncovered in the Valley of the Kings still nearly intact. Although fairly small in size and seemingly intended for a private individual rather than royalty, the tomb contained over 2,000 pieces of valuable antiques and is ubiquitous with Tutakhamun’s mask. Tutankhamun remains a worldwide symbol and sparks renewed interest in Ancient Egypt everyday, a great find contributing a great deal to archaeological awareness.

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