Finding Tutankhamun’s Tomb and Elliot Smith

Grafton Elliot Smith was involved in attempts to preserve and analyse (eg by X-ray, a technique he had pioneered) the recently discovered Tutankhamun’s mummy. Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon’simg004 excavation of the tomb had fascinated the world. Eliot Smith wrote and spoke much about the circumstances and significance of the finds. His newspaper articles were collected into a popular book published in 1923 entitled Tutankhamun and the Discovery of the Tomb.

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