Yesterday's planned excavation of E.T. Atari cartridges was successful, and Microsoft has sent over some photos from the event.

The dig was helmed by Lightbox Interactive, the developer behind Starhawk on PlayStaiton 3, and Fuel Industries, a marketing agency. Microsoft Entertainment was also involved shooting a documentary about the dig tentatively titled, Atari: Game Over, which will appear on Xbox Live in the future.

Above you will see Zak Penn and Andrew Reinhard. Penn is the director of the documentary covering the excavation. Reinhard is an archaeologist who was on hand to help with the dig.

Other archeologists on hand for the excavation are seen above sifting through the rubble in search of the fabled cache of cartridges.

To read more about the excavation, head here.


Our Take
It's still hard of believe the cache of cartridges was found. Now the curiosity is what will happen to the cartridges? Will they be sold? Or re-buried and forgotten all over again? We've reached to find out what's in store for the future of the cache.