On november 26, 1922, british archaeologist howard carter and his wealthy sponsor, lord carnarvon, entered the previously sealed tomb of king tutankhamen in egypt’s valley of the kings and beheld a glorious world of ancient treasures. From 'secrets of the sphinx' magic shows to pharoah romance novels, howard carter's discovery of king tut's tomb in 1922 kicked off an egypt craze in the 1920s and 30s. On november 4, 1922, british egyptologist howard carter discovered the tomb of tutankhamun in the valley of the kings, egypt tutankhamun, nicknamed king tut, was an egyptian pharaoh who ruled from 1333 bce (when he was just nine years old) until his death in 1323 bce.
A look inside howard carter’s tutankhamun diary the famed archaeologist took detailed notes of what he found inside king tut’s tomb. Location of king tut's tomb skills practiced reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on howard carter and king tut. Egypt's antiquities minister, mamdouh eldamaty, claimss cratching and markings on the northern and western walls are strikingly similar to those found by howard carter on the entrance of king tut.
Archaeologist opens tomb of king tut on this day in 1923, in thebes, egypt, english archaeologist howard carter enters the sealed burial chamber of the ancient egyptian ruler king tutankhamen. Howard carter (9 may 1874 – 2 march 1939) was a british archaeologist and egyptologist who became world-famous after discovering the intact tomb (designated kv62) of the 18th dynasty pharaoh, tutankhamun (colloquially known as king tut and the boy king), in november 1922. Finally, carter was ready to break through a fourth sealed door into what he believed would be king tut's tomb - the holy of holies where the pharaoh would be found in his golden casket on february 16, 1923 carter began to pick away at the sealed door. Howard carter king , mystery , evidence , two , well , us towards sunset we had cleared down to the level of the 12th step, which was sufficient to expose a large part of the upper portion of a plastered and sealed doorway. A captivating picture book biography about howard carter, the discoverer of king tut's tomb in 1922 howard carter was obsessed with mummies he met his first when he was a boy in england and lived near a mansion filled with egyptian artifacts.
Howard carter had worked in egypt for 31 years before he found king tut's tomb carter had begun his career in egypt at age 17, using his artistic talents to copy wall scenes and inscriptions only eight years later (in 1899), carter was appointed the inspector-general of monuments in upper egypt. Howard carter, who not only discovered the tomb and physically opened it, but also removed the mummy of tutankhamun from the sarcophagus, lived until 1939, sixteen years after that event. In 1922, after six years of searching, howard carter found a step underneath some old workmen's huts he soon uncovered a stairway and the door to king tut's tomb.
Photo gallery: the wayward treasures of king tut's tomb carter was only caught in the act once he'd slipped a painted bust of the young pharaoh into a side chamber, without a registration number. In 1891 a young englishman named howard carter arrived in egypt over the years he became convinced that there was at least one undiscovered tomb that of the almost unknown king tutankhamen. The tomb of egypt's boy-king tutankhamun was discovered on november 4, 1922 by english archaeologist howard carter read the story of the discovery of tutankhamun's tomb who was howard carter howard carter was born in 1874 in norfolk, england what was tut's funeral like tutankhamun died suddenly and so his burial was arranged in haste. Tutankhamun, also spelled tutankhamen and tutankhamon, original name tutankhaten, byname king tut, (flourished 14th century bce), king of ancient egypt (reigned 1333–23 bce), known chiefly for his intact tomb, kv 62 (tomb 62), discovered in the valley of the kings in 1922.
Jan 4, 1924 howard carter, arthur callender and an egyptian worker open the doors of the innermost shrine and get their first look at tutankhamun's sarcophagus. The discovery of the tomb of tutankhamen1/2 howard carter 's first-hand account of his monumental discovery of king tut's tomb is a quick and fascinating read its historical value far outstrips its literary worth. On 4 november 1922, howard carter made one of the most remarkable and important archaeological discoveries of the 20 th century in the valley of the kings, he unearthed the tomb of an ancient egyptian pharaoh, a boy king named tutankhamun.