Welcome to America Comes Alive!, a site I created to share little-known stories of America’s past. These stories are about Americans—people just like you—who have made a difference and changed the course of history. Look around the site and find what inspires you.
On November 4, 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his workmen discovered the entrance to the tomb of Egypt’s boy-king, King Tutankhamen. Explorers before Carter had looked for Tut’s tomb but until 1922 it remained hidden from view. Most of the contents of the tomb are now housed in the Cairo Museum.