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The ancient Egyptians were noted for many things one of which would have been their artwork Egyptians used many medians in their artwork that enhanced the details and beauty of every piece of art Their artwork is fascinating and mysterious which pulls in the viewer into wanting to learn more One of the most important and unique Egyptian artworks belongs to King Tutankhamun a young pharaoh of Egypt A brief history of the discovery of King Tuts tomb and the importance and beauty of certain pieces found in his tomb will be discussed in this essay King Tutankhamuns tomb was the prize that archaeologist Howard Carter sought out for in the Valley of the Kings Carter was running out of time and also the Earl of Carnarvons patience Disappointed for years by Carters discoveries Carnarvon told Carter to not apply anymore for the renewal of his excavating concession Only by his pleading and offers to pay the cost himself if nothing were found convinced Carnarvon to add one more excavating season At the time thirty-three tombs had been discovered and thieves who had pillaged and destroyed them had already broken into all Because of this it was believed that the Valley burial ground held no more secrets Carter disagreed and was more determined than ever to find the tomb Eventually three pieces of evidence discovered by Theodore M Davis and examined by H E Winlock led Carter to believe that King Tuts tomb was yet to be found The three artifacts were a faience cup bearing the pharaohs name a small mud-filled pit tomb containing pictures and inscriptions of King Tut and his wife and the third was a collection of pottery jars each sealed with King Tuts seal Carter had a hypothesis that King Tuts tomb may be found in a small area in the Valley where archeologists had not yet dug into It was a very strenuous job considering the floor of the
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