1922, Discovery of Tutankhamen's Tomb

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Year: 1922
Figure: Howard Carter
Contribution: Discovery of Tutankhamen's Tomb

After over three decades of searching, archaeologist Howard Carter's hunt finally climaxed in 1922 when he found "wonderful things" inside King Tut's tomb. The king, who died when he was 19 years old, was in fact not particularly important in the grand scheme of Egyptian history, but because of the circumstances surrounding his tomb, he is of the most well-known pharaohs in Egypt. This discovery took worldwide interest, especially with rumors of curses on the place. After a worldwide tour, young King Tut's body is back in its resting place in the Valley of Kings.

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