Tutankhamun discovery celebrated in Egypt

29th Nov 2012

A ceremony has taken place in Egypt to mark the anniversary of the date when Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb was discovered.

The momentous find took place 90 years ago on November 22, when Egyptologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon, the 5th Earl of Carnarvon, followed up several smaller finds in the Valley of the Kings with the landmark uncovering of the tomb and its accompanying finery.

An event was held at Howard Carter's former house - now a museum - a few miles from where the discovery took place.

Several notable figures were in attendance such as Egypt's ministers of tourism and antiquities, along with the United States' and Singapore's ambassadors to Egypt.

The current Lord Carnarvon spoke of the historic discovery made by his great-grandfather and Howard Carter at what is one of the world's most important cultural sites, near Luxor.

He described it as an "amazing archaeological discovery that has never been surpassed".

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