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November, 26

Discovery of Tutankhamun's Tomb - November 26
Hello Atlantica Players,
Today in 1933 is the day English archaeologist Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
Carter was the first Chief Inspector of the Egyptian Antiquities Service (EAS) and supervised a number of excavations over 10 years. Tutankhamun's tomb was by far the best preserved and most intact pharaonic tomb ever found in the Valley of the Kings.
The reason this tomb was able to hide from so many grave robbers was because of Ramses I's tomb. When Egyptians built Ramses I's tomb right on top of Tutankhamun's, shattered rock pieces fell on top of Tutankhamun's tomb, covering it completely.



Isabella I - November 26
Today's second story is about Isabella I, and this day in 1504 is the day of her death.
When the Queen of Spain Isabella I was born, Spain consisted of four kingdoms: Castile, Aragon, Granada, and Navarre.
The marriage between Isabella, the heir to the Kingdom of Castile, and Ferdinand, the heir to the Kingdom of Aragon, was the first step in the unification of Spain.
Soon, Isabella wanted to unite all of Spain. After neutralizing the power of Castile's noble families, she wanted to take over Granada.
It took 10 years to conquer Granada, culminating in the unification of Spain politically and religiously.
Isabella I died on November 26, 1504, unable to achieve her dream of uniting all of Europe. However, her grandson Carlos I would later unite the European Empire.

Did you know?MarietteNPC - Mariette
François Auguste Ferdinand Mariette (February 11, 1821 – January 19, 1881) was a French scholar and archaeologist, one of the early pioneers of Egyptology. He became famous for his discoveries at Saqqara, the vast, ancient burial ground in Memphis, capital of Ancient Egypt. There he uncovered the Avenue of the Sphinxes and the Serapeum, an ancient temple and cemetery of the sacred Apis bulls. Although originally sent to Egypt under the auspices of the French government, and thus obliged to send his findings to France for display in the Louvre, Mariette believed that the findings should remain in Egypt. He accepted a permanent position in Egypt and spent the rest of his life there, securing a monopoly on excavation. He founded of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, which became the foremost repository of Egyptian antiquities. Mariette's work was significant in opening the field of Egyptology, bringing knowledge of this dominant, somewhat mysterious, early civilization to the West, while at the same time advocating for the right of the Egyptian nation to retain ownership of its own historical artifacts.

Source: New World Encyclopedia