Gallery Chat Special – A Walk Through King Tut’s Tomb With Howard Carter / Tres

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As he looked into the tomb, Howard Carter’s own words below,

With trembling hands I made a tiny breach in the upper left-hand corner. Darkness and blank space, as far as an iron testing-rod could reach, showed that whatever lay beyond was empty, and not filled like the passage we had just cleared. Candle tests were applied as a precaution against possible foul gases, and then, widening the hold a little, I inserted the candle and peered in, Lord Carnarvon, Lady Evelyn and Callender standing anxiously beside me to hear the verdict. At first I could see nothing, the hot air escaping from the chamber causing the candle flame to flicker, but presently, as my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the room within emerged slowly from the mist, strange animals, statues, and gold – everywhere the glint of gold. For the moment – an eternity it must have seemed to the others standing by – I was struck dumb with amazement, and when Lord Carnarvon, unable to stand the suspense any longer, inquired anxiously, “Can you see anything?” it was all I could do to get out the words, “Yes, wonderful things.”5

Lord Carnarvon was Howard Carter’s benefactor and funder of the expedition.

outside the tomb the excavation site looked ordinary,


Looking further into the tomb Howard Carter saw underneath a couch in the first room (antechamber) of the burial site…another sealed door…

To be continued…


Lord Carnarvon Lady Evelyn Carnarvon and Howard Carter-

A statue found in the antechamber,

All Images from Google


Note:   Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt  The British Museum, London, England    The Metreopolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

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