13 April 2022 Start
5 February 2023 End
Monday – Saturday: 10am–5pm | Sunday: 11am–4pm Time
UK Treasury, Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford


Tutankhamun: Excavating the Archive

13 April 2022 – 5 February 2023

Discover the story of the excavation of Tutankhamun’s tomb through the eyes of the archaeologists on the ground.

2022 marks 100 years since the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.

In 1922 Howard Carter and his team discovered the tomb of the young king Tutankhamun at Luxor. It was the first known intact royal burial from ancient Egypt, and preserved a wealth of ritual items and objects from the king’s life – flowers and fruit as well as gold…

Using Carter’s archive of photographs, letters, plans, drawings and diaries – now part of the Griffith Institute, Oxford – this exhibition brings to life the complex stories of the discovery, excavation, documentation and conservation of Tutankhamun’s tomb, including often overlooked Egyptian members of the archaeological team.

Come and explore this vivid and intimate insight into one of the world’s most famous archaeological discoveries.