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Howard Carter
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- justkate
 Added: Sep. 16, 2014
 
Happy Birthday!!!
- Richard Stromberg
 Added: May. 26, 2014
 

- Palm Springs Girl
 Added: May. 9, 2014
 
Howard Carter: sir, you will be remembered as an EnglisharchaeologistandEgyptologistwho became world famous after discovering the intact tomb of 14th-century BC pharaohTutankhamun(colloquially known as "King Tut" and "the boy king"). In 1899, Carter was appointed as the first chief inspector of theEgyptian Antiquities Service(EAS). He supervised a number of excavations at Thebes (now known as Luxor). In 1904 he was transferred to the Inspectorate of Lower Egypt. Carter was praised for his improvements in the protection of, and accessibility to, existing excavation sites,and his development of a grid-block system for searching for tombs. The Antiquities Service also provided funding for Carter to head his own excavation projects and during this period Carter discovered the Tombs ofThutmose IandThutmose III, although both tombs had been robbed of treasures long before.Carter resigned from the Antiquities Service in 1905 after formal inquiry into what became known as the Saqqara Affair, a noisy confrontation between Egyptian site guards and a group of French tourists. Carter sided with the Egyptian personnel. After three hard years for Carter, in 1907Lord Carnarvonemployed Carter to supervise Carnarvon's Egyptianexcavationsin theValley of the Kings. The intention ofGaston Maspero, who introduced the two, was to ensure that Howard Carter imposed modern archaeological methods and systems of recording.Carnarvon financed Carter's work in the Valley of the Kings to 1914, but until 1917 excavations and study were interrupted byWorld War I. Following the end of World War I, Carter aggressively resumed his work. After several years of finding little, Lord Carnarvon (Carter's benefactor) became dissatisfied with the lack of results. In 1922, Carnarvon informed Carter he had one more season of funding to search the Valley of the Kings and find the tomb.On November 4, 1922, Howard Carter's excavation group found steps Carter hoped led toTutankhamun's tomb (subsequently designatedKV62) (the tomb that would be considered the best preserved and most intact pharaonic tomb ever found in theValley of the Kings). He wired Lord Carnarvon to come, and on 26 November 1922, with Carnarvon, Carnarvon's daughter and others in attendance, Carter made the "tiny breach in the top left hand corner" of the doorway, and was able to peer in by the light of a candle and see that many of the gold and ebony treasures were still in place. He made the breach into the tomb with a chisel his grandmother had given him for his seventeenth birthday. He did not yet know at that point whether it was "a tomb or merely a cache", but he did see a promising sealed doorway between two sentinel statues. When Carnarvon asked "Can you see anything?", Carter replied with the famous words: "Yes, wonderful things."The next several months were spent cataloging the contents of the antechamber under the "often stressful" oversight ofPierre Lacau, director general of theDepartment of Antiquities of Egypt. On 16 February 1923, Carter opened the sealed doorway, and found that it did indeed lead to a burial chamber, and he got his first glimpse of thesarcophagusof Tutankhamun. All of these discoveries were eagerly covered by the world's press, but most of their representatives were kept in their hotels; onlyH. V. Mortonwas allowed on the scene, and his vivid descriptions helped to cement Carter's reputation with the British public. Carter's own notes and photographic evidence, indicate that he, Lord Carnarvon and Lady Evelyn Herbert entered the burial chamber shortly after the tomb's discovery and before the official opening. The clearance of the tomb with its thousands of objects continued until 1932. Following his sensational discovery, Howard Carter retired from archaeology and became a part-time agent for collectors and museums, including theCleveland Museum of Artand theDetroit Institute of Arts. He visited the United States in 1924, and gave a series of illustrated lectures inNew York Cityand other cities in the United States that were attended by very large and enthusiastic audiences, sparkingEgyptomania in America. Howard Carter:thank you so much for finding the tomb of King Tut in 1922, thanks for your expertize in Egypt, remembering you today, happy 140th birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: May. 9, 2014
 
Remembering your 140th birthday.
- Patti Podboy
 Added: May. 9, 2014
 

- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: May. 9, 2014
 

- elaine bailey
 Added: May. 9, 2014
 

- Pipedreamer
 Added: May. 9, 2014
 

- David Wend
 Added: May. 9, 2014
 
Will never be forgotten
- Jade
 Added: Apr. 22, 2014
 
will always live on in time.
-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014
 

- ĸỵн
 Added: Mar. 3, 2014
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 2, 2014
 

- Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 2, 2014
 

- Green Hobbit
 Added: Mar. 2, 2014
 

- Patti Podboy
 Added: Mar. 2, 2014
 

- Bunny
 Added: Mar. 2, 2014
 

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Mar. 2, 2014
 
It has been many years. You are still in my thoughts from time to time.
-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 30, 2014
 

- Pamela Howlett
 Added: Jan. 28, 2014
 

- JMW
 Added: Dec. 24, 2013
 

- JMW
 Added: Dec. 24, 2013
 
May the sun shine on you,as an Egyptian sunrise over Thebes forever.
- Brian T
 Added: Nov. 23, 2013
 
May you find peace in the rays of the sun.
- Donna Angel
 Added: Oct. 17, 2013
 

- Donna Angel
 Added: Oct. 17, 2013
 
Howard Carter:thank you so much for finding the tomb of King Tut in 1922, thanks for your expertize in Egypt, remembering you today, happy 139th birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: May. 9, 2013
 

- Palm Springs Girl
 Added: May. 9, 2013
 

- Yvonne de Boer
 Added: May. 9, 2013
 

- Timothy Purnell
 Added: May. 9, 2013
 

- Timothy Purnell
 Added: May. 9, 2013
 

- Timothy Purnell
 Added: May. 9, 2013
 
Remembering your 139th birthday.
- Patti Podboy
 Added: May. 9, 2013
 

- Pamela Howlett
 Added: May. 9, 2013
 
A Happy Birthday
- David Wend
 Added: May. 9, 2013
 

- Lucy Caldarelli
 Added: May. 9, 2013
 
Happy 139th birthday!
- PrairiePhoenix
 Added: May. 9, 2013
 
Compliments
- Maximilian
 Added: May. 4, 2013
 

- JMW
 Added: Apr. 25, 2013
 
You led a facinating life.
- Becky
 Added: Mar. 2, 2013
 
Angel Day Blessings, Rest in eternal Peace
- Ann Joscher
 Added: Mar. 2, 2013
 

- Patti Podboy
 Added: Mar. 2, 2013
 

- Lucy Caldarelli
 Added: Mar. 2, 2013
 
Rest in eternal peace.
- Mara
 Added: Mar. 2, 2013
 

- LINDA /the night nurse
 Added: Mar. 2, 2013
 

- PrairiePhoenix
 Added: Mar. 2, 2013
 

- JMW
 Added: Dec. 19, 2012
 
"All We Have To Do Is To Peel The Shrines Like An Onion, And We Will Be With The King Himself". -- Howard Carter.
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Dec. 17, 2012
 

- ĸỵн
 Added: Nov. 6, 2012
 
Bol si velky clovek.!
- Silvan Mlynarcik
 Added: Nov. 5, 2012
 

- Silvan Mlynarcik
 Added: Nov. 5, 2012
 
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