The British Embassy in Cairo hosts the exhibition “Unearthing the Archives” to celebrate the centenary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun

Aya Hussain

The British Embassy in Cairo hosted yesterday “Monday” May 22 The exhibition “Unearthing the Archives,” which crosses the distance from the Griffith Institute, the Center for Egyptology at the University of Oxford, celebrates the centenary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun.
A statement by the embassy said that it is like this day since 22 a year ago, the day of May 1923, the first boxes have arrived It contains artifacts from the tomb to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square.
3636188133280854 The first boxes containing Artifacts from the cemetery to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square Weston University of Oxford from April 1923 TO EARLY FEBRUARY 1923 – A vivid, first-hand account of the discovery through photographs, letters, plans, drawings, and diaries from an archive originally established by prospectors led by Howard Carter, Then, after Carter’s death, it was presented to the Griffith Institute.
3636188133280854 The exhibition aims to shed light on the Egyptian members of the team. Carter responsible for the archaeological excavations and the crucial role they played in finding the discovery of the century.
3636188133280854 Carter has adopted On a group of experienced Egyptians who previously worked with him for many years, including the foreman Ahmed Greger, and his colleagues Jad Hassan, Hussein Abu Awad, and Hussein Ahmed Saeed. Carter mentioned the names of these Egyptian members of the excavation team and thanked them in his publications.
3636188133280854 The British Ambassador to Egypt, Gareth Bayley gave the opening speech and then gave the floor to Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, to deliver the keynote speech.
3636188133280854 The exhibition was attended by the former Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Dr. Khaled Al-Anani, the former Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Dr. Mamdouh Al-Damati, and Dr. Hisham Al-Laithi, Deputy Minister of State for Documentation of Egyptian Antiquities, who gave a speech about the importance of the discovery, and Dr. Daniela Rosenau, Director of the Griffith Institute and one of the curators of the exhibition, who gave a presentation About the archive.
3636188133280854 For his part, British Ambassador to Egypt Gareth Bailey said: “Today we celebrate the centenary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb through this exceptional exhibition, in partnership with the Griffith Institute of the University of Oxford and the Bodleian Library. The contents of this Howard Carter Archive, along with Harry Burton’s impressive contemporary photographs, showcase the British-Egyptian work that has been instrumental in facilitating past, present, and future archaeological discoveries.

He continued: I am proud that today at the British Embassy we shed light on the role played by the Egyptians in restoring Egyptian history. We will still have the marvel of the first discovery, which still moves Egyptologists today, Egyptians and British alike,
And he continued: “When the Grand Egyptian Museum opens to the public, we will see the treasures of King Tutankhamun that will continue to dazzle, but in a completely new environment.”

Some of the highlights of the exhibition include a portrait of an Egyptian boy wearing a jeweled bodice found in a chest in the tomb’s treasury, and Carter’s diary describing the moment of discovery. 3949748609931519173636188133280854 Alongside the exhibition, footage from Tutankhamun in Color, a BBC4 documentary featuring color photography by Harry Burton, was shown During Carter’s excavations.
3636188133280854 This event was sponsored by Inovo, Inc. A British construction and development company, and New Giza University, a new private university in Egypt.