November 4, 1922: King Tut’s Tomb Is Discovered
On this day in 1922, Pharaoh “King Tut” Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter in Egypt’s Valley of Kings. Known for restoring traditional religion and art, King Tut ruled the 18th dynasty in ancient Egypt (1333 – 23 BCE) and died at the young age of 19.
Take a 360-degree tour with NOVA’s “Explore Ancient Egypt” interactive journey for a blast from the past ancient world.
Photo: King Tut Ankh Amun Golden Mask (Steve Evans/ Flickr/Wikimedia Commons)
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Alma Thomas, Autumn Leaves Fluttering in the Breeze, 1973, acrylic on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of the artist
Love this seasonally appropriate Alma Thomas painting. To learn more about the woman behind the painting, see our Alma Thomas papers.
Willem Verelst (active c. 1734-1752):
Portrait of a Girl in a Blue Dress with a Parrot in a Palatial Garden, c. 1730-40.
"The Wyndham Sisters" (1899) (detail) by John Singer Sargent (1856-1925).
Thunderstorms cause whips of lightning over the plains in New Mexico, November 1989.Photograph by Bruce Dale, National Geographic