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.
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.
In centuries past, mummies were put to a variety of inventive uses: art, commerce, science, entertainment, and possibly even paper making.