Howard Carter


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Noun1.Howard Carter - Englishman and Egyptologist who in 1922 discovered and excavated the tomb of Tutankhamen (1873-1939)
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As the tomb was opened, the screen became transparent and the students could see what Howard Carter and his crew saw in their first peek inside the room.
Howard Carter patron of his Lord Carnarvon The discovery made Carter an international celebrity and he carried on working at the Tutankhamun site before retiring from archaeology a few years later and working part time for museums in the US, where he also lectured.
Howard Carter (right) and patron of his research Lord Carnarvon in 1922
| Sam Neill as Lord Carnarvon and Max Irons as Howard Carter in ITV's Tutankhamun
"We forget in the mundane moments of our lives that these grand adventures happened, and this particular one is on another level," says Max Irons, who plays archaeologist Howard Carter in the four-parter, a man whose modern yet unconventional digging methods and difficult attitude saw him blacklisted by the majority of the archaeological community.
Max Irons plays Howard Carter, an Egyptologist who became world famous after discovering the tomb of the pharaoh, Tutankhamun, in 1922.
The mystery behind his death deepened after archaeologist Lord Carnarvon died in Cairo shortly after he and Howard Carter found Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922.
Google Doodle celebrates Howard Carter's 138th birthday Archaeologist Howard Carter's 138th birthday is celebrated in Wednesday's Google doodle.
Howard Carter of Chapel Hill won the 2009 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize from the North Carolina Writers' Network for "Mr.
Made pharaoh at the age of nine, Tutankhamun became famous with the discovery of his tomb and the treasures within by Briton Howard Carter. His iconic gold burial mask weighs 11kg, encrusted with lapis lazuli and other semi-precious stones.
When archaeologist Howard Carter discovered King Tut's tomb, peering into the antechamber and surveying a pile of chairs and tables mixed in with golden treasures, the first words he uttered were not, "Wood, look at the dovetails on that furniture!" But they could have been.
King Tut was a famous king of Egypt whose tomb was discovered by the Egyptologist Howard Carter in 1922.

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