A look into the opening of Tutankhamun's tomb.
In 1922 after years of searching the British egyptologist Howard Carter along with George Herbert (Lord Carnarvon) found the famous tomb.
After making a small hole in the entrence Carter said : "At first I could see nothing, the hot air escaping from the chamber causing the candle flame to flicker, but presently, as my eyes grew accustomed to the lights, details of the room within emerged slowly from the mist, strange animals, statues, and gold –everywhere the glint of gold”. Slowly the process to explore everything in detail in the rooms started, some months later they got to the final room which held the sarcophagus of Tut.
The outermost shrine was opened and looted twice during ancient times, but the doors of the second of the huge shrines of gilded wood containing the royal sarcophagus still carried the 3000 year old untouched seal which is seen in the first picture.
Three coffins nested inside one and another held the mummified body, two made out of wood and the third in solid gold.
More than 5000 items were found inside the tomb.