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Howard Carter House


Howard Carter House considered to be one of the little-known tourist attractions in Luxor.

Howard Carter House

Howard Carter House

  • Howard Carter's house is located at the entrance to the Valley of the Kings in the town of Qurna, it's about twenty kilometers from Luxor, to the left of the house, there is the Temple of Merenptah, on the right is the Temple of Habu, behind it is the Temple of Amenhotep III, and the Colossus of Memnon, in front of which are the houses of the Qorna, which built on the mountain, the house consists of two floors, and in front of it there is a large garden, one of its most distinctive features is the presence of a small dome above it, he designated a place inside it for his laboratory, for printing  photographs, and it was  considered to be a museum that houses the digging tools, which was used by Carterto search for the tomb.

Who was Howard Carter?

  • Howard Carter made one of the most important archaeological discoveries, not only in Egyptian history, but also in the history of the antiquities of the entire ancient world, as he discovered Tutankhamun's tomb (KV 62) in 1922, and that was the first time to discover a tomb of Pharaoh, which was full of its treasures, without been stolen by thieves, the reason of that, because the tomb of King Ramses VI was directly above it.
  • Howard Carter died in 1939, at the age of 64, due of lymphoma, and his tomb was in London.
Howard Carter House

Office Room

  • Carter's office room in which he was preparing the work, and he was consulting with work leaders to begin digging, and how to transfer the holdings from inside to outside the cemetery, in the room, there is an old typewriter, a Gramophone, a cylinders, chairs around the office, a clothe's hanger, hats, and the famous Carter's wand, in addition to a set of photographs of him at work.

Howard Carter House


Howard Carter House


Howard Carter House

Lord Carnavon

  • Lord Carnavon was Carter's financier on his search for Tut's tomb, Many people believed that he was hit by the curse of the Pharaohs, so he died after the discovery of Tut's tomb five months.

Entrance Fee 

  • 80 LE for Foreigners, 40 LE for foreigners student, 10 LE for Egyptian, 5 LE for the Egyptian student.

References 

  • https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxor
  • https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/KV62
  • https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Herbert,_5th_Earl_of_Carnarvon
  • https://www.webmd.com/cancer/lymphoma/lymphoma-cancer#:~:text=Lymphoma%20is%20cancer%20that%20begins,and%20grow%20out%20of%20control.
  • https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurna
  • https://www.osirisnet.net/monument/temple_merenptah/e_temple_merenptah.htm
  • https://www.egypt-monuments1.website/2020/12/the-funerary-temple-of-ramses-iii-habo.html
  • https://www.wmf.org/project/mortuary-temple-amenhotep-iii
  • https://www.lonelyplanet.com/egypt/nile-valley/luxor/attractions/colossi-of-memnon/a/poi-sig/1426487/355253

 

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