King Tut’s tomb opened, Feb. 14, 1923
This week in 1923, archaeologists explored the tomb of King Tutankhamen in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. The Feb. 14, 1923, issue of The Muskogee Times of Muskogee, Okla., reported on the wrangling over its treasures.
“An international tilt which probably will involve at least three powers is expected to take place before any decision can be reached as [to] the disposition of the $15,000,000 in ancient treasure just brought to light through the opening of the tomb of King Tutankhamen here.”
Read more about King Tut’s tomb
On Aug. 2, 1923, The Gleaner of Kingston, Jamaica, published researcher Howard Carter’s firsthand account of the search for Tut’s resting place. How tomb was discovered
A Feb. 4, 1934, article in The Portsmouth Times of Portsmouth, Ohio, offered a scientific explanation for the numerous deaths of people who explored the tomb. Tracing King Tut’s curse