#Tut22 Howard Carter and his helpers discovered steps down to Tuts tomb on 4th November 1922. He immediately telegrammed his sponsor Lord Caernarvon. I will feature your published/unpublished poetry/short prose/artworks about Tut. Please include a short third person bio. In the photo below is famous Barnsley Egyptologist Joann Fletcher who has curated this brilliant exhibition at Experience Barnsley Museum, and whose enthusiasm is infectious.

Tut 22 ImageDesecration

In the dry dark cracked open,
gold is mute, gemstones without fire,
air without breath.

The walls crawl
with picture-written magic,
in processions of silence.

Lamplight pierces the gloom
of rooms sealed in lead, beeswax
and the deep indifference of time,

where corpses, babies and a boy,
dried, gutted and embalmed, wrapped
and barded with amulets and prayers,

are still dead.

-Jane Dougherty

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