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Understanding the Excavation of King Tutankhamun's Tomb: Howard Carter's Letters and The Times of London Articles

The excavation of King Tutankhamun's tomb was global news in the 1920s. Archaeologist Howard Carter wrote extensively in his personal documents about the discovery, and through the generosity of a private collector, we present a selection of Carter's letters and administrative documents. News about the discovery travelled at a slight delay, as updates were passed from Carter's team to the press at The Times of London, who had exclusive rights to publishing news about King Tutankhamun's tomb. In this timeline, browse through the real-time discovery of the tomb in Carter's documents, and read through the public announcements in The Times of London article selections.

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