On the 100th Anniversary of Opening King Tut’s Tomb, All That Glitzes Is Still Not Gold

The boy king was so cross-eyed he didn’t know what page he was on. (Last page of the December 18, 1975, Voice, and first page of the December 25 issue, from one of the Voice’s bound archive volumes.) Village Voice Archive

In late 1922, archeologist Howard Carter and his team discovered a stone step under eons of sand in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Carter had been searching for the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun for over a decade and now he felt he had struck gold. He sent word of his discovery to his patron, Lord Carnarvon, who embarked from

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