Tutankhamun, the young pharaoh who reigned from 1323 BC up until 1333 BC. He was only nine years old when he became pharaoh, and dying at a young age of eighteen. In November 1922, Howard Carter and his sponsor Lord Carnarvon successfully found the tomb, that they had been looking for, for a number of years and had spent lots of money on. There were many factors contributing to the significance and uniqueness of king tutankhamun’s tomb, including the fact that everything was intact and no other historian, archaeologist or even tomb robber had been inside it or taken anything from it. The size of the tomb was also very unique since it was much smaller than any of the other tombs that had previously been discovered. Tutankhamun’s untouched tomb similarly gave a new perspective on all of Egypt, considering its wealth, foreign and family relations.
The artefacts that were discovered while excavating the tomb were the most important and significant towards the archaeological discovery. It took over ten years for Howard Carter to finish documenting the whole collection. There were approximately five thousand artefacts found inside the tomb. The amount of time taken to file all the artefacts, showed the historians and everyone interested in it, that everything that was discovered had an impact on Egypt. The elaborate paintings and inscriptions on king tutankhamun’s tomb walls allowed historians and archaeologist to gather a great amount of informative evidence about the ancient Egyptian 18th dynasty. A few example of artefacts that were found in the tomb that had an enormous impact include the actual tomb and the mummified body of Tutankhamun. These permitted the historians to recognize and expand their knowledge on the traditional burial customs. The sarcophagus that was found in the tomb had a significant effect on the Egypt and art also.
A unique factor of tutankhamun’s grave must’ve been its shape and size. The average 18th dynasty tombs were much bigger compared to the young pharaoh Tutankhamun. This “the discovery opened a new vision into the history of the 18th dynasty..it especially made us wonder about the wealth of a tomb of someone who ruled longer than tut” Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt’s supreme council of antiquities, said in a behind the scenes Tutankhamun exhibition. Thustmoses III was another pharaoh from the 18th dynasty, who ruled Egypt for almost fifty four years, this gave the tomb builders to make his tomb much more complex and have a lot more paintings and artefacts inside, but unfortunately his tomb was robbed by ancient tomb robbers, making it difficult for the historians and archaeologist, Victor Lorett, to