Today in History: Jan 3, 1924, King Tut’s sarcophagus is uncovered

Two years after British archaeologist Howard Carter and his workmen discovered the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen near Luxor, Egypt, they uncover the greatest treasure of the tomb- a stone sarcophagus containing a solid gold coffin that holds the mummy of Tutankhamen.

Sources: 1, 2

(via coeurdelhistoire)