Queen Mathilde of Belgium and her daughter Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant during their visit to King Tut tomb.
Queen Mathilde of Belgium and her daughter Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant visited King Tutankhamun’s tomb and other historical monuments in Luxor on Thursday.
In the iconic Valley of the Kings, the Queen and Princess visit the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century: the tomb of Tutankhamun. Howard Carter discovered this virtually intact tomb on November 4, 1922.
Queen Elisabeth and Prince Leopold were present at the opening of the tomb chamber in 1923 and were therefore among the first to visit it.
Exactly 100 years after their visit, the Queen and Princess are now also in the grave of the most famous pharaoh.
The visit ends in the "Lost Golden City of Luxor", which was discovered only in September 2020. The site is over 3400 years old and has been very well preserved.
The Lost Golden City has not yet revealed all of its secrets, but is hailed as one of the most important discoveries since Tutankhamun’s tomb.