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Howard Carter and Tutankhamun's Tomb

             The discovery of the young boy king, Tutankhamun was one of Howard Carter's greatest excavations during his time uncovering hidden tombs in The Valley of the Kings that has attracted the whole world. Howard Carter was born on the 9th of May 1874 in Kensington, England. From a young age Howard had developed and practiced the skill of his artistic gift that was inherited and taught by his father. From this expertise, Howard Carter spent most of his time in Egypt to copy drawings, ancient inscriptions and trace for the Egypt Exploration Fund. Later, Howard Carter had received training for excavation, from this at the age of 25 in 1899; he was then appointed the role Inspector of Antiquities. Howard Carter's excavations with his partner Lord Carnarvon were interrupted due to WW1 but quickly resumed. Howard Carter was determined to excavate the last remaining triangle block of land in The Valley of the Kings, until he found the tomb of Tutankhamun. After many years of digging, Lord Carnarvon grew displeased with the lack of outcomes within the area, and gave one more season of funding to Carter. However, On "November 4, 1922, a boy who worked as a water fetcher on the excavation started to dig in the sand with a stick. He found a stone step, and called Carter over." [ CITATION Unk15 l 1033 ]. It was not until November 22nd; Howard Carter with the company of Lord Carnarvon and his daughter took a glimpse inside the tomb and famously quoted: "The decisive moment arrived. With trembling hands I made a tiny breach At first I could see nothingbut 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. 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.

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