On Friday, February 16, 1923, archaeologist Howard Carter opened Tutankhamen’s tomb. Here’s his diary entry for that day:
Opened sealed doorway
before officials Etc. before
1 Abd El Hamid Pasha Suleman, 2 Lacau, 3 Lythgoe, 4 Winlock, 5 Sir W. Garstin, 6 Breasted, 7 Gardiner, 8 Engelbach, 9 Tewfik Boulos, 10 Ibrahim Effendi, 11 Mace, 12 Callender, 13 Lucas , 14 Burton, 15 Ld. C, 16 Lady E.
Opened sealed doorway before the following visitors and officials:
Abd El Halim Pasha Suleman, Under Sec. of State P.W.D.
Lacau. Dir. Gen. S. des. A.
Engelbach. Chief Insp. Up. Eg. S. des A.
Ibrahim Effendi. Insp. Luxor S. des A. and Tewfik Effendi Boulos.
Sir William Garstin
Lythgoe and Winlock
Mace, Callender, Lucas, and Burton.
Ld. C. and Lady E.