Howard Carter: 6 of his first moments in the tomb of King Tut

Archaeologist Howard Carter details how he found and entered the famous tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun.

2. The magnitude of the discovery

  • close
    A shawabti, or small model of the king which is supposed to help him in the afterlife by accomplishing tasks for him.

    By Jon Bodsworth
    View Caption
  • About video ads
    View Caption

"With such evidence, as well as the sealed doorway between the two guardian statues of the King, the mystery gradually dawned upon us. We were but in the anterior portion of a tomb."

2 of 6