The entrance corridor Damaged head of the pharaoh found in the corridor Source: Harry BurtonHarry Burton On November 4 and 5, Howard Carter discovered a stair well leading to what he hoped was a royal tomb. Although not entirely sure what lay beneath he telegrammed Lord Carnarvon and urged him to come quickly to Egypt. Upon Carnarvon’s arrival, excavation resumed on November 23. Traces of evidence soon made it clear that ancient tomb raiders had twice broken into the tomb and twice it had been resealed. This concerned Carter and raised the possibility that this would be yet another plundered tomb. Cartouches Cartouches of different pharaohs were found making it unclear who had been buried here. The carved wooden head of an, as yet unidentified king was discovered, damaged. However, it was the most intact artefact in the corridor. Elsewhere were several fragments of linen and broken vases, pots and other vessels.carved wooden head On the afternoon of Sunday 26 November, Carter broke through a second sealed doorway and peered into a room. When asked by Carnarvon if he could see anything, he replied, ‘yes, it is wonderful’.replied
The antechamber What do the contents of the antechamber tell us about Tutankhamun and his times?
The annexe What do the contents of the annexe tell us about Tutankhamun and his times?
The guardian statues Describe the appearance, location and significance of the guardian statues.
The shrine and sarcophagus Describe the shrines and sarcophagus that Carter and his team found.
The mummy Describe the process of mummification.
Wall decoration What information do the tomb paintings provide about funerary beliefs and practices?
The canopic shrine What does the canopic shrine and its contents tell us about burial practices in Ancient Egypt?
Other treasury items What else (and who else) was found in the treasury?
The neighbours How does Tutankhamun’s tomb compare with others in the Valley of the Kings?