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Biographical Text

Howard Carter first discovered his interest in Egypt when his father, Samuel Carter, a well known artist, painted a portrait of an egyptologist. At 17, Carter was send to Egypt to be a sketch artist for George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, a financier of Egyptian excavations. Lord Carnarvon was granted permission to dig in the area that King Tutankhamun's tomb was located, but gave Carter the task of excavating there. In 1922 Carter discovered the steps to tomb of Tutankhamun and he and Lord Carnarvon entered the tomb and eventually found Tutankhamun's mummy. He remained in Egypt for 10 years after his famous discovery and then worked for museums collecting artifacts. He is arguably the most well known Egyptologist of all time.

Birth Date

1874-5-9

Birthplace

London, United Kingdom

Death Date

1939-3-3

Occupation

Egyptologist and Artist

Bibliography

Carter, Howard. [1923] 2003. The Tomb of Tutankamen. Reprint. National Geographic. ISBN 0792268903
Carter, Howard. [1923] 2003. The Tomb of Tut Ankh Amen: Volume 1: Search Discovery and the Clearance of the Antechamber. Reprint. Duckworth Publishing. ISBN 0715631721
Carter, Howard. [1927] 2001. Tomb of Tut Ankh Amen Volume 2: The Burial Chamber. Duckworth Publishing. ISBN 071563075X
Carter, Howard, and A. C. Mace. 1977. The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen. Dover Publications. ISBN 0486235009
"Who Was Who in Egyptology," Warren R. Dawson and Eric P. Uphill, 1972, London: Egypt Exploration Society, accessed May 29th 2015
"History Embalmed," L.K. Alchin, accessed November 3rd 2013, www.historyembalmed.org
"Howard Carter," Biography.com, accessed March 8th 2015, http://www.biography.com/people/howard-carter-20683395

Notable Family Members

Samuel Carter, father, artist.

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Carter_Howard

Abbreviated Biography

Egyptologist and archaeologist, Carter is most famous for his discovery of the tomb of Tutankhanun in 1922 while working for Lord Carnarvon. Prior to this, he was employed as one of Theodore Davis's archaeologists.

Citation

Citation

“Carter, Howard,” The Emma B. Andrews Diary Project, accessed November 13, 2019, http://www.emmabandrews.org/project/items/show/83.

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