Marking the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb
For a limited time, catch a glimpse of the Boy King at the Chau Chak Wing Museum.
“.... For the moment – an eternity it must have seemed to the others standing by – I was struck dumb with amazement, and when Lord Carnarvon, unable to stand the suspense any longer, inquired anxiously, 'Can you see anything?' it was all I could do to get out the words, 'Yes, wonderful things.”
On 4 November 1922, the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered in the Valley of the Kings at Thebes by Egyptian workers under the supervision of British archaeologist, Howard Carter. Later in the month, Carter and his patron, the 5th Earl of Carnarvon, opened the sealed doorway of the tomb.
It was the most famous archaeological discovery of the 20th century. The tomb had remained relatively undisturbed for over 3,000 years and contained more than 5,000 items.
Created by Brickman, aka Ryan McNaught, this LEGO® model is inspired by the second (or middle) coffin of the Boy King. Life-size, the model took 221 hours to construct and is made with a whopping 14,524 bricks!