Howard Carter

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Date of Birth May 9, 1874
Place of Birth London, England
Date of Death Mar 2, 1939 (64)
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Howard Carter

Howard Carter was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist. He became world-famous after discovering the intact tomb of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh, Tutankhamun in November 1922. Tutankhamun's tomb is famous because of the treasures it held intact for over three thousand years. It is the best-preserved pharaonic tomb ever found in the Valley of the Kings.

Born: May 9, 1874, Kensington, England
Died: March 2, 1939, Kensington, England
Nationality: British
Fields: Archaeology and Egyptology
Known for: Discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun
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About Howard Carter

Archeologist whose discovery of the tomb of 14th-century BC pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1923 made him famous around the world. He was the first chief inspector of the Egyptian Antiquities Service.

Howard Carter Before Fame

He worked in several uncovered tombs and made his way to Chief Inspector of the Egyptian Antiquities Service.

Achievement of Howard Carter

His death at a late age is a strong argument against the supposed curse of the pharaohs, an alleged curse believed by some to be cast upon any person who disturbs the mummy of an Ancient Egyptian person, especially a pharaoh.

Howard Carter Family Life

He was born to parents Samuel Carter, an artist, and Martha Sands Carter.

Associations of Howard Carter

He was portrayed by Max Irons in the 2016 ITV series Tutankhamun.

Information related to Howard Carter

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  • Burials at Putney Vale Cemetery
  • 19th-century archaeologists
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