Howard Carter and George Herbert discovered the entrance to King Tutankhamen tomb ninety-one years ago today, in 1922. They may have guessed what was inside, but the fact that the tomb was virtually intact, with all Tut’s wealth and worldly goods about him was a rare find and received a huge amount of press from around the world.
Some of the treasures they found inside have toured the world in exhibition, including Tut’s death mask, which is almost a symbol for with anything to do with ancient Egypt.
The finding of the tomb also kindled a passion for ancient Egypt and archeology. This fits in with the timing and setting of two of my favourite movies; The Mummy and especially, The Mummy II. The first movie was set in 1926 in Cairo and the Sahara.