- Photos of 3,300 footwears belonging to an Egyptian king identified as Tutankhamun have emerged online
- After the king's tomb were discovered by Howard Carter, the latter found the footwears and other artefacts
- King Tutankhamun's tomb was discovered in 1922 and it's one of the most significant archaeological finds of all time
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Sandals that were worn 3,300 years ago by an Egyptian named Tutankhamun was discovered in 1922 and pictures of them have emerged online.
In a report by How Africa, Tutankhamun's father was Pharaoh Akhenaten, who was believed to be the mummy found in the KV55 tomb.
The footwears were found by Howard Carter after discovering the mummy and treasure-packed tomb of King Tutankhamun.
YEN.com.gh gathers that Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922 is one of the most significant archaeological finds of all time.
It took 10 years for Carter and his team to clear the artefacts of the king's tomb and a large number of shoes and sandals were among the items discovered.
In a similar news, archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed more than 50 coffins which date back to the New Kingdom era (1570–1069 BC).
The archaeologists discovered a queen's tomb and a 13-foot-long Book of the Dead scroll at the Saqqara necropolis, a vast burial ground south of Cairo.
The tomb that was discovered was where King Teti’s wife, Queen Naert, was buried.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that archaeologists found out 20 well-preserved sarcophagi stones situated 170 miles south of Cairo in Minya, the capital of Egypt.
The place has mummies of high priests and others who were believed to be their assistants during their lifetime. Ten thousand funerary statues that had their owners’ names with more than 700 amulets were also discovered as some of them were made of gold.
News of the discovery was made known by Egypt’s minister of antiquities and tourism, Khaled El-Gabal, on Friday, January 30, 2020.
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