KV62 is the standard Egyptological designation for the tomb of young pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings, now renowned for the wealth of valuable antiquities that it contained. Howard Carter discovered it in 1922 underneath the remains of workmen's huts built during the Ramesside Period; the tomb was densely packed with items in great disarray due to its small size, the two robberies, the hurried nature of its completion. It took eight years to empty due to the state of the tomb and to Carter's meticulous recording technique; the contents were all transported to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Tutankhamun's tomb had been entered at least twice not long after his mummy was buried, well before Carter's discovery; the outermost doors were unsealed leading into the shrines enclosing the king's nested coffins, though the inner two shrines remained intact and sealed. Theodore M. Davis's team uncovered a small site containing funerary artifacts with Tutankhamun's name and some embalming parts in 1907, just before his discovery of the tomb of Horemheb.
Davis erroneously concluded the dig. The details of both findings are documented in his 1912 publication The Tombs of Harmhabi and Touatânkhamanou; the crew cleared the huts and rock debris beneath, their young water boy stumbled on a stone which turned out to be the top of a flight of steps cut into the bedrock. Carter had the steps dug out until the team found the top of a mud-plastered doorway; the doorway was stamped with indistinct cartouches. Carter ordered the staircase to be refilled and sent a telegram to Carnarvon, who arrived on 23 November along with his 21-year-old daughter Lady Evelyn Herbert; the excavators cleared the stairway which revealed clearer seals lower down on the door bearing the name of Tutankhamun. However, further examination showed that the door blocking had been breached and resealed on at least two occasions. Clearing the blocking led to a downward corridor, blocked with packed limestone chippings, through which a robbers' tunnel had been excavated and anciently refilled.
At the end of the tunnel was a second sealed door, breached and resealed in antiquity. Carter made a hole in the door and used a candle to check for foul gases before looking inside. "At first I could see nothing," he wrote, "the hot air escaping from the chamber causing the candle flame to flicker, but presently, as my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the room within emerged from the mist, strange animals and gold – everywhere the glint of gold." After a pause, Carnarvon asked, "Can you see anything?" Carter replied, "Yes, wonderful things." Carter's team opened the tomb on November 29, they made the first announcement and press conference the next day. They removed the first item from the tomb on December 27. On February 16, 1923, the team opened the burial chamber, Lord Carnarvon died on April 5. On February 12, 1924, the team raised the granite lid of the sarcophagus. In April, Carter left the excavation for the United States. In January 1925, Carter resumed activities in the tomb, he removed the cover of the first sarcophagus on October 13.
They began work in the treasury on October 24, 1926, they emptied and examined the annex between October 30 and December 15, 1927. They removed the last objects from the tomb on November 1930, eight years after the discovery; the tomb's design suggests that it was intended for a private individual, not for royalty. There is some evidence; this may be supported by the fact that only the burial chamber walls were decorated, unlike royal tombs in which nearly all walls were painted with scenes from the netherworld books. Sixteen steps descend from a small, level platform to the first doorway, sealed and plastered, although it had been penetrated by grave robbers at least twice in antiquity. Beyond the first doorway, a descending corridor leads to the second sealed door and into the room that Carter described as the antechamber; this was used to hold material left over from the funeral, material associated with embalming the king. After an initial robbery, this material was moved either into the tomb proper or to KV54, the corridor was sealed with packed limestone chippings which covered some debris from the first robbery.
A robbery broke through the outer door and excavated a tunnel through the chippings to the second door. The robbery was discovered and the second door was resealed, the tunnel refilled, the outer door sealed again; some remnants in the corridor appear to have been from a funerary meal matching one discovered by Davis in jars in KV54, which indicates that KV54 may have been used as a store for items recovered after the first resealing of the tomb. Carter said; the undecorated antechamber was found in a state of "organized chaos" due to ransacking during the robberies. It contained 700
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