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Alternative accounts of the discovery and excavation of the
tomb of Tutankhamun





Lord Carnarvon's own account of the discovery in two letters sent to Sir Alan H. Gardiner:

Eyewitness accounts of the opening of Tutankhamun's burial chamber on February 16, 1923, by:

Minnie C. Burton's diary:

  • December 13-31, 1922
  • January 1 to April 23 & November 7 to December 31, 1923
  • January 1 to April 16 & November 10 to December 31, 1924
  • January 1 to April 25 & November 18 to December 31, 1925
  • January 1 to May 1, 1926


(Last updated September 15, 2016)

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