Howard Carter, an English archaeologist, examining the opened sarcophagus of King Tut.
When the archaeologist Howard Carter opened the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun for the first time on the 26 November 1922, he was overwhelmed by the treasures that met his eyes. Four chambers lay before him, some of them filled to the roof with funerary objects of immeasurable value, destined to accompany the dead king on his journey into the hereafter.
Amulet of Anubis on his Shrine Period: Middle Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 12, late–early 13 Date: ca. 1850–1775 B.C. Geography: From Egypt
Wedjat Eye Amulet. Late period. 26th - 29th dynasty., c. 664-380 B.C.
Writing board, ca. 1981–1802 B.C. Egypt. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1928 (28.9.4) | Gessoed boards were used for writing notes or school exercises. Like the slate writing tablets of yesteryear, they could be used repeatedly, with old texts being whitewashed to provide a “clean slate” for another.
Donation mummy with dog bones, ca.400 BC–100 AD. Egypt, Western Desert; Kharga Oasis, el-Deir. Late–Roman Period | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY