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Howard Carter Google Doodle

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Published on May 8, 2012

Google honors Howard Carter with a nice "tomb-doodle" (May 9th, 2012). Howard Carter was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist. He discoverer of the tomb of Tutankhamun. Howard Carter was born in London, 138 years ago. As a talented artist Howard Carter was sent out to Egypt to assist in the excavation of Middle Kingdom tombs. On 26 November 1922, Carter opened Tutankhamun's tomb. It is the most intact pharaonic tomb ever found in the Valley of the Kings. Carter died 17 years later, 1939 at the age of 64.

Happy birthday, Howard Carter.

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Music: "AngloZulu" by Kevin MacLeod

More about Howard Carter and the doodle: http://www.tagseoblog.de/google-ehrt-... (german)

Howard Carter was born in London, England, the son of Samuel Carter, a skilled artist, who trained him to follow in his footsteps, and Martha Joyce (Sands) Carter.

In 1891, at the age of 17, a talented young artist, he was sent out to Egypt by the Egypt Exploration Fund to assist Percy Newberry in the excavation and recording of Middle Kingdom tombs at Beni Hasan. Even at that young age he was innovative in improving the methods of copying tomb decoration. In 1892 he worked under the tutelage of Flinders Petrie for one season at Amarna, the capital founded by the pharaoh Akhenaten. From 1894 to 1899 he then worked with Édouard Naville at Deir el-Bahari, where he recorded the wall reliefs in the temple of Hatshepsut.

In 1899, Carter was appointed the first chief inspector of the Egyptian Antiquities Service (EAS). He supervised a number of excavations at Thebes (now known as Luxor) before he was transferred in 1904 to the Inspectorate of Lower Egypt. Carter resigned from the Antiquities Service in 1905 after an enquiry into an affray (known as the Saqqara Affair) between Egyptian site guards and a group of French tourists in which he sided with the Egyptian personnel.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_C...

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