Category: thebes

Burial chamber at the tomb of Ramesses VI, Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt, 1965, photo by Eliot Elisofon.

(Smithsonian)

The Colossi of Memnon at ancient Thebes near Luxor, Egypt, March 17, 1862, photo by Francis Bedford. (Royal Collection Trust)

TODAY IN HISTORY: On February 16, 1923, archaeologist Howard Carter opened the tomb of Tutankhamun, aka King Tut, in Thebes, Egypt.