The tomb was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter, a British archaeologist and Egyptologist. Almost entirely intact, it honored King Tutankhamen, a pharaoh who ascended to the throne at age nine. When artifacts from the tomb went on display in Paris, in 1967, the “exhibition of the century” attracted more than 1.2 million visitors. A half century later, King “Tut” is back in the City of Light, with an exhibition featuring 150 ancient objects. —J.V.
This worldwide tour across 10 countries ends in 2022, when the artifacts are permanently installed in the Grand Egyptian Museum, located near the Pyramids of Giza and still under construction.