Tutankhamun 100 Years of Forensic Investigation

November 2022 marked the centenary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s eighteenth dynasty tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Within the harsh, arid landscape of sedimentary rock cliffs and glaring heat, Howard Carter and his team unearthed a hidden treasure trove – the likes of which the world had never seen. Due to the sheer magnitude of artefacts cramped into this rather small, and less than elaborately decorated tomb, and the precision with which Howard Carter attempted to document everything, it was not until 1925 that the autopsy of Tutankhamun was finally carried out. Over the years Tutankhamun’s mummy would be re-examined on three further occasions: Harrison and Abdalla in 1968, Harris in 1978 and finally Hawass et al. in 2005.

My article is out now in Nile Magazine:


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