Tutankhamun ruled Egypt beginning at age eight in 1334 B.C until his untimely death in 1325 B.C. The young pharaoh’s resting place in the Valley of the Kings remained undisturbed for over three millennia.
His tomb was rediscovered in late 1922, and the burial chamber was finally unsealed on this day in 1923 by the British expedition led by Howard Carter.
Many of the riches from King Tut’s tomb were assembled for a series of traveling exhibitions throughout the globe starting in the 1960s. We saw the exhibit in 1978.
Here is a somewhat unusual map of Egypt by the Dutch cartographer Blaeu from 1650. The map orients north to the left.
Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.
Visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Antique Maps & Fun Facts here on Loveland Beacon.