It’s been a century since Howard Carter discovered the tomb of an obscure Egyptian pharaoh named Tutankhamen, kicking off a period of Egyptomania and a fascination with the pharaoh that endures to this day.
When King Tut's tomb was discovered in 1922, some believed the Egyptian pharaoh unleashed a powerful curse upon all who dared to disturb his eternal slumber.
If you can only name one Egyptian pharaoh, it’s likely King Tut. Tutankhamun made history as the youngest known monarch to preside over the ancient Egyptian empire—but that wasn’t his only claim to fame.
King Tut’s excavation, legacy, and life remain far from settled.
Following the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, two scholars battled each other to decipher the mysterious Egyptian writing system.