Howard Carter: The Path to Tutankhamun (Paperback)
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Short Description for Howard Carter It was the legendary discovery of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings and Howard Carter's painstaking clearance of the intact royal burial that was to secure his place in history. T.G.H. James' biography is both the story of a archaeologist and of an essentially tragic human being.
- Published: 23 June 2001
- Format: Paperback 524 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781860646157 ISBN 10: 1860646158
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Full description for Howard Carter
Howard Carter's career was a remarkable one: he had arrived in Egypt as a 17-year old "tracer" with rudimentary education, and progressed to become the first Chief Inspector of Antiquities in Upper Egypt. An improbable but auspicious partnership with the 5th Earl of Carnarvon developed in which the young Carter acted as assistant and "learned man" to the aristocrat's excavations in the Theban necropolis. But it was the legendary discovery of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings and Carter's painstaking clearance of the intact royal burial that was to secure his place in history. He became an international celebrity, simultaneously honoured and vilified wherever he went, but he was also a sad, disillusioned man whose success never brought any reward of happiness. T.G.H. James biography is both the story of a renowned archaeologist and of an essentially tragic human being.