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Here is the scene as it looked when Howard Carter entered the first chamber,
another view of the cluttered and stacked treasures,
To be continued…
Below text and image from Wikipedia,
In 1891, at the age of 17, Carter, a talented young artist, was sent out to Egypt by the Egypt Exploration Fund to assist Percy Newberry in the excavation and recording of Middle Kingdom tombs at Beni Hassan. Even at that young age he was innovative in improving the methods of copying tomb decoration. In 1892 he worked under the tutelage of William Matthew Flinders Petrie for one season at Amarna, the capital founded by the pharaoh Akhenaten. From 1894 to 1899 he then worked with Edouard Naville at Deir el Bahri where he recorded the wall reliefs in the temple of Hatshepsut, the first female Pharoah.
In 1899, Carter was appointed the first chief inspector of the Egyptian Antiquities Service (EAS). He supervised a number of excavations at Thebes (now known as Luxor) before he was transferred in 1904 to the Inspectorate of Lower Egypt. Carter resigned from the Antiquities Service in 1905 as a result of a dispute between Egyptian site guards and a group of French tourists.
|Born||9 May 1874(1874-05-09)
|Died||2 March 1939 (aged 64)
|Fields||Archaeologist and Egyptologist|
|Known for||Discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun|
www.globalegyptianmuseum.org Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt
www.britishmuseum.org The British Museum, London, England
www.metmuseum.org The Metreopolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
IMAGE from Google