When: November 1st
Where: United States
Watch any of the popular Indiana Jones movies and get inspired about archaeology and egyptology. Read a book about the famous excavation efforts of the King Tut tomb. Visit the nearest museum featuring ancient artifacts from Egypt.
There have been over One Million animal mummies discovered in Egypt. Most popular of these animals include Dogs, Falcons and Cats.
The celebration of this day is meant to not only remember the life of King Tut that reigned in the times of ancient Egypt, but also to commemorate the day Howard Carter, a British archeologist, discovered King Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922. It was a magnificent discovery and one of the most heralded in the modern day history of Egyptology. After nearly 3,000 years lying undisturbed, King Tut's tomb was found. ( Tut is the shortened version of the long an hard to pronounce name of "Tutankhamun" )
Howard Carter found the nearly intact tomb, during numerous excavations funded by Lord Carnarvon. Not only was he pleased with the find, but worldwide the discovery received press coverage and notoriety. It as also a very large excavation, containing around 5,000 artifacts. This popular and intriguing story created a new found public interest in the archeology work in Egypt. The mask of King Tut that has become one of the most famous images and most recognized symbols of ancient Egypt in the modern world. The mask currently sits in the Egyptian Museum.