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Plate LXXA shows detail on a ceremonial walking staff found buried with Tutankhamun; it depicts "the two foes," or "the Northern and Southern enemies of Egypt." Carter continued, "The Asiatic type (A)" -- shown here -- "is ivory," and "the African type (B)" -- shown with this one, below -- "is ebony." Photo: Harry Burton.
Plate LXXA shows detail on a ceremonial walking staff found buried with Tutankhamun; it depicts "the two foes," or "the Northern and Southern enemies of Egypt." Carter continued, "The Asiatic type (A)" -- shown here -- "is ivory," and "the African type (B)" -- shown with this one, below -- "is ebony." Photo: Harry Burton.
Plate LXXB shows "the African type," of Egypt's "two foes." Photo: Harry Burton.
Plate LXXB shows "the African type," of Egypt's "two foes." Photo: Harry Burton.

Howard Carter (May 9, 1874March 2, 1939) was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist. He is most famous as the discoverer of KV62, the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt. Image File history File links Plate_LXXA.jpg Plate LXXA from The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun, Howard Carter & A. C. Mace, Dover, 1977. ... Image File history File links Plate_LXXA.jpg Plate LXXA from The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun, Howard Carter & A. C. Mace, Dover, 1977. ... The mask of Tutankhamuns mummy, now a popular icon for all things ancient Egypt. ... Image File history File links Plate_LXXB.jpg Plate LXXA from The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun, Howard Carter & A. C. Mace, Dover, 1977. ... Image File history File links Plate_LXXB.jpg Plate LXXA from The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun, Howard Carter & A. C. Mace, Dover, 1977. ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... Egyptologys a regional and thematic division Of the discipline of archeologist And ancient historian; whose broader visions less regional and thematic than the Egyptologist. ... Tomb KV62 in Egypts Valley of the Kings is the Tomb of Tutankhamun, famous the world over for the wealth of treasure it contained. ... The mask of Tutankhamuns mummy, now a popular icon for all things ancient Egypt. ... poses problems for modern day conservators, as it must have to the original architects. ... The River Nile at Luxor Street market in Luxor See also the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Luxor is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt. ...


Howard Carter was born in 1874 in Kensington, London, the youngest son of eight children. His father, Samuel Carter, was an artist. Carter grew up in Swaffam, in northern Norfolk, and had no formal education. His father trained him in the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Kensington is an area to the west of Central London in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. ... The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... For alternative meanings see: Norfolk (disambiguation) Norfolk (pronounced NOR-fk) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... The Mona Lisa is perhaps the best-known artistic painting in the Western world. ...


Carter did much work in Egypt, starting in 1891 at the age of 17 where he worked copying inscriptions and paintings. He worked on the excavation of Beni Hasan, the gravesite of the princes of Middle Egypt, c. 2000 BC. Later he came under the tutelage of William Flinders Petrie. 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Beni Hasan (or Bani Hasan, or also Beni-Hassan) is a village in Middle Egypt about 25 km south of Al Minya (or Minieh), on the east bank of the Nile, with remarkable catacombs that have been excavated. ... (Redirected from 2000 BC) (21st century BC - 20th century BC - 19th century BC - other centuries) (3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC) Events 2064 - 1986 BC -- Twin Dynasty wars in Egypt 2000 BC -- Farmers and herders travel south from Ethiopia and settle in Kenya. ... Egyptologist Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (3 June 1853 - 28 July 1942) was a pioneer of systematic methodology in archaeology. ...


He is also famous for finding the remains of Queen Hatshepsut tomb in Deir el Babri. In 1899, at the age of 25, Carter was offered a position working for the Egyptian Antiquities Service, from which he resigned as a result of a dispute between Egyptian site guards and a group of drunken French tourists in 1905. 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


After several hard years, Carter was introduced, in 1907, to Lord Carnarvon, an eager amateur who was prepared to supply the funds necessary for Carter's work to continue. Soon, Carter was supervising all of Lord Carnarvon's excavations. 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (June 26, 1866 – April 5, 1923), usually referred to simply as Lord Carnarvon, was an English aristocrat best known as the financier of the excavation of the Egyptian New Kingdom Pharaoh Tutankhamuns tomb in Egypts Valley of the Kings. ... For excavation in civil engineering see earthworks (engineering). ...


Lord Carnarvon financed Carter's search for the tomb of a previously unknown Pharaoh, Tutankhamun, whose existence Carter had discovered. After a few months of fruitless searching, Carnarvon was becoming dissatisfied with the lack of return from his investment and, in 1922, he gave Carter one more season of funding to find the tomb.On November 4, 1922 Carter found Tutankhamun's tomb (subsequently designated KV62), by far the best preserved and most intact pharaonic tomb ever found in the Valley of the Kings. He wired Lord Carnarvon to come, and on February 16, 1923, Carter opened the burial chamber and first saw the sarcophagus of Tutankhamun. Pharaoh (Hebrew פַּרְעֹה (without niqqud: פרעה), Standard Hebrew Parʿo, Tiberian Hebrew Parʿōh, Arabic فرعون) is a title used to refer to the kings (of godly status) in ancient Egypt. ... The mask of Tutankhamuns mummy, now a popular icon for all things ancient Egypt. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... KV is an acronym employed by Egyptologists to designate tombs located in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt. ... Tomb KV62 in Egypts Valley of the Kings is the Tomb of Tutankhamun, famous the world over for the wealth of treasure it contained. ... poses problems for modern day conservators, as it must have to the original architects. ... February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Stone sarcophagus of Pharaoh Merenptah A sarcophagus is a stone container for a coffin or body. ...


After cataloguing the extensive finds, Carter retired from archaeology and became a collector. He died in England in 1939 at the age of 65. The archaeologist's death at this advanced age is the most common piece of evidence put forward by sceptics to refute the idea of a curse (the "Curse of the Pharaohs") plaguing the party that violated Tutankhamun's tomb. Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... If you say so, King Tut The Curse of the Pharaohs refers to the belief that any person who disturbs the mummy of an Ancient Egyptian pharaoh is placed under a curse whereby they will shortly die. ...


Howard Carter is buried in Putney Vale Cemetery in West London. Putney Vale is a small community at the foot of Roehampton Vale. ...


Further reading

  • T.G.H James, Howard Carter – The Path to Tutankhamun, London: Tauris Parke, 2001.
  • Reeves, N. and Taylor, J.H., Howard Carter: Before Tutankhamun, London: British Museum Press, 1992.
  • The History Of Howard Carter By Dr. Thomas Schwarz

External links

  • The Search for Tutankhamun – from the Griffith Institute website, Howard Carter's records of the five seasons of excavations, financed by Lord Carnarvon, in the Valley of the Kings 1915–1922.
  • Tutankhamun – The Anatomy of an Excavation
  • Resources on Biblical Archaeology


The Griffith Institute is an institution based in the Ashmolean Museum of the University of Oxford for the advancement of Egyptology as a discipline. ...

Ankh Topics about Ancient Egypt edit Ankh
Places: Nile river | Niwt/Waset/Thebes | Alexandria | Annu/Iunu/Heliopolis | Luxor | Abdju/Abydos | Giza | Ineb Hedj/Memphis | Djanet/Tanis | Rosetta | Akhetaten/Amarna | Atef-Pehu/Fayyum | Abu/Yebu/Elephantine | Saqqara | Dahshur
Gods associated with the Ogdoad: Amun | Amunet | Huh/Hauhet | Kuk/Kauket | Nu/Naunet | Ra | Hor/Horus | Hathor | Anupu/Anubis | Mut
Gods of the Ennead: Atum | Shu | Tefnut | Geb | Nuit | Ausare/Osiris | Aset/Isis | Set | Nebet Het/Nephthys
War gods: Bast | Anhur | Maahes | Sekhmet | Pakhet
Deified concepts: Chons | Maàt | Hu | Saa | Shai | Renenutet| Min | Hapy
Other gods: Djehuty/Thoth | Ptah | Sobek | Chnum | Taweret | Bes | Seker
Death: Mummy | Four sons of Horus | Canopic jars | Ankh | Book of the Dead | KV | Mortuary temple | Ushabti
Buildings: Pyramids | Karnak Temple | Sphinx | Great Lighthouse | Great Library | Deir el-Bahri | Colossi of Memnon | Ramesseum | Abu Simbel
Writing: Egyptian hieroglyphs | Egyptian numerals | Transliteration of ancient Egyptian | Demotic | Hieratic
Chronology: Ancient Egypt | Greek and Roman Egypt | Early Arab Egypt | Ottoman Egypt | Muhammad Ali and his successors | Modern Egypt

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