Wed, 04 Nov 2020 - 01:26 GMT
King Tut's tomb - photo via Egypt's Min. of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO - 4 November 2020: To celebrate the 98th anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of the Golden King Tutankhamun, Egypt's Minister of Tourism & Antiquities Khaled el-Enany is offering a 50 percent discount for the prices of entry tickets to the tomb of the Golden King, on the west back in Luxor, for Egyptians and foreigners, starting November 4, 2020.
Tutankhamun was born in the 18th Dynasty, around 1341 B.C., and was the 12th pharaoh of that period.
Tutankhamun did not accomplish much himself; he was placed on the throne when he was a child, and Egypt’s prosperous era was beginning to decline with the rise of Pharaoh Akhenaten and his new cult.
Sir Howard Carter, British archaeologist and Egyptologist, had made it his life’s quest to find the tomb of King Tutankhamun.
When Carter had begun to work in Egypt in 1891, most of the documented Pharaohs had their tombs discovered. One, however, proved to be elusive; King Tutankhamun, whose resting place had yet to be found and who Egyptologists knew very little about.
With the end of World War I, Carter made it his goal to be the first to uncover the tomb of Tutankhamun. Carter had worked in Egypt for 31 years since he was 17, using his skills as an artist to copy inscriptions from walls.
He would then become appointed inspector-general of monuments in Upper Egypt.