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

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November 4, 1922

Howard Carter discovers King Tut’s tomb.

The Basilica of Santa Croce is flooded on November 4, 1966.

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.