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Typed letter signed from Egypt's Under Secretary of State pertaining to King Tut's tomb. Egyptologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb in 1922 and here, two years later, an Egyptian official responds to an inquiry from a ''Chicago Tribune'' correspondent regarding its excavation. Letter reads in full, ''Sir: With reference to your letter addressed to H. E. the Minister dated March 13th, 1924 asking whether it would be possible to secure a stone from king Tout-Ankh-Amoun's tomb for incorporation in the new Tribune's building in Chicago, I have the honour to inform you the tomb in question is not a building but, in reality, a crypt cut out in the rock and it is not possible to take off any part of its rocky wall. This Ministry therefore regrets very much its being unable to comply with your request. I have the honour to be, Sir, Your obedient servant, [signed] M. Zaghlool / Under-Secretary of State''. Single-page letter measures 8.25'' x 13''. Toning and stamping to upper portion, else near fine.
1924 Letter Signed From the Egyptian Government Regarding the Excavation of King Tut's Tomb -- ''...stone from king Tout-Ankh-Amoun's tomb...a crypt cut out in the rock...''
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