Who was Howard Carter? Howard Carter was a British archaeologist, he also liked to paint as a hobby. As an archaeologist he was very good. Carter found many ancient tombs and mummies. Carter's most famous finding was the lost tomb of King Tutankhamen.
Howard Carter began to work for a man called Lord Carnavon. A rich man and also an archaeologist that needed the help of a great archaeologist like Carter to locate tombs. They were a good team that did the most excavating; they proved to be great together!
Carter had many excavations. He discovered the tombs of the Pharaoh's Thutmose and Queen Hatshepsut.
The most important of Carter's findings was discovering the tomb of the famous boy Pharaoh Tutankhamen. It was important because Tutankhamen was not yet excavated. The King was around 17 years old when he died and was only king for a couple of years. Tutankhamen tomb was buried 3,000 years ago, Carter was the first to excavate it.
If you were Howard Carter, what would you use to find King Tut's tomb? Did you say you would use a map? That's exactly what Howard Carter did. He had a map which tells were the Pharaohs were buried. Carter searched all over the and excavated all around the area but nothing of Tut was found. The only place not searched was under the tomb of King Ramses.
The tomb of Ramses was a place many people came to see. Carter decided to excavate under the tomb and all his work paid off. Finally, he found it. The tomb of the King Tutankhamen! Carter called his good friend Lord Carnarvon to see it. It was beautiful. The King's tomb had three coffins in it and the weight was 2,500 pounds. Tutankhamen's coffin was made of gold, the tomb was also full of gold and all kinds of jewelry. Five thousand objects were found in total. All were in very good condition. This was the excavation that made Howard Carter and Lord Cavarvon famous.
I think even if there wasn't any gold in the tomb of Tutankhamen, Carter and Cavarvon would still be famous because he found something people thought was lost forever. Carter did not give up and finally it paid of. Some people say good things come to those who wait and work hard. That saying is true for Howard Carter and I think it is true for everyone.
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