TUTANKHAMUN’S TOMB


This picture was taken during the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Inside was a splendid variety of precious goods. Tutankhamun had everything a pharaoh needed in the afterlife.

Just think - before the photographer took this picture the last people in that room lived 3344 years ago. They had just buried their pharaoh. They worshipped many gods and believed that the stars in the sky were spots of cows milk. To ancient Egyptians, the smallest thing on Earth was a grain of sand. Flying was something that only birds could do, and the Sun and Moon were the eyes of Horus.

When that picture was taken in 1922, the very camera that was used to capture the moment would have been an absolute mystery to the ancient Egyptians. Wars had been fought, flying was no longer reserved for birds and it was common knowledge that there are more stars in the sky than grains of sand on Earth.

An enormous expanse of time had passed since the sealing of the tomb doors by the priests to Howard Carter's famous discovery.

It begs the question - what else is out there underneath the trembling sands?

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