""Tut-Ankh-Amen's Inner Tomb Is Opened, Revealing Undreamed of Splendors, Still Untouched After 3,400 Years." 93 years ago this week, this headline stretched across 3 lines on the front page of the @nytimes. "This has been, perhaps, the most extraordinary day in the whole history of Egyptian excavation," the @nytimes continued in a February 17, 1923 article. "Whatever any one may have guessed or imagined of the secret of Tutankh-Amen's tomb, they surely cannot have dreamed the truth as now revealed." @nytimes acquired exclusive U.S. rights to the story and gave the discovery in the Valley of the Kings generous space in the newspaper. Here, the Egyptologist Howard Carter is pictured opening the tomb's innermost shrine. Visit the link in our profile to purchase the image from the @nytimes archives. #tbt" By nytimes on Instagram.
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