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Egypt launches campaign to mark Tutankhamun’s discovery

Cairo, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities on Friday launched a campaign to mark the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, one of the most famous and important discoveries of its kind globally.

The aim is to introduce some pieces discovered in the tomb of the so-called “boy king,” who ascended the throne when he was between eight and nine years of age, to raise awareness and publicize this great discovery, which was made on November 4, 1922, by British archaeologist Howard Carter, the Ministry stated in a communique.

More than 5,000 artifacts were unearthed next to the pharaoh in the tomb known as KV62, located in the Valley of the Kings, in the southern Luxor Governorate.

Tutankhamun was one of the last rulers of the 18th Dynasty, and his reign lasted from 1334 to 1325 BC.

The main pieces discovered are currently on display at the Egyptian Museum, located in central Tahrir Square, but will soon be transferred to the Grand Museum, which was built near the famous Pyramids of Giza.


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