Colored head of King Tut gazes into distance.

365 Days of Art: November 4 – King Tut’s Tomb is Discovered, Florence Flood Damages Millions of Artworks

Colored head of King Tut gazes into distance.

November 4, 1922

Howard Carter discovers King Tut’s tomb.

Floodwaters swirl as high as the doorknob of old, stately church.
The Basilica of Santa Croce is flooded on November 4, 1966

November 4, 1966

The Arno River floods Florence, killing 113 and damaging millions of masterpieces. The scramble to deal with the sheer volume of works, as well as the race against time to avoid further damage by mold, leads to new developments in art conservation.

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