“It was a sight surpassing all precedent, and one we never dreamed of seeing.”
Howard Carter English archaeologists, discoverer of the tomb of 18th Dynasty Pharaoh “King Tut” was born on May 9, 1874.
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Howard Carter (1873-1939) egyptologue anglais pres du sarcophage en or massif du pharaon Toutankhamon (momie) en Egypte (Vallee des Rois) en 1922 (photo Harry Burton) — Howard Carter (1873-1939) english egyptologist near golden sarcophagus of Tutankhamon (mummy) in Egypt in 1922 (photo Harry Burton) colorized document
Unwrapping of the mummy of Tutankhamen (lived around 1350 BC), ancient Egyptian pharoah, in 1925. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/Mansell/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
British archaeologists Howard Carter (1874 – 1939) (left) and Arthur Callender (died 1937) carry out the systematic removal of objects from the antechamber of the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen, better known as King Tut, with the assistance of an Egyptian laborer, Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt, 1923. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)