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Howard Carter

Archaeologist who Discovered Tutankhamun Howard Carter

Profession: Archaeologist who Discovered Tutankhamun

United Kingdom

Why Famous: Discovered the intact tomb of the 18th dynasty Egyptian pharaoh King Tut.

Born: May 9, 1873
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: March 2, 1939 (aged 65)
Cause of Death: Lymphoma

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Events in the Life of Howard Carter

  • 1922-11-04 Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt
  • 1922-11-26 English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun's virtually intact tomb in Egypt
  • 1923-02-16 Howard Carter opens the inner burial chamber of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb and finds the sarcophagus

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