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November 1922

On November 1, 1922, Carter began his final season working in the Valley of the Kings, by having his workers excavate the workmen's huts at the base of the tomb of Rameses VI. These mud brick huts once belonged to the people who had built the tomb of Ramesses VI.

Carter realised that anything under the huts would be untouched since the tombs in the valley were cut into rock. Carter and his workmen began to excavate the ground beneath them.

Why was Tut's tomb not found earlier?

King Tut's tomb was not discovered until 1922 as it was concealed beneath the mud brick houses of the workmen who built the tomb of Rameses Vl.

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