Close Call: How Howard Carter Almost Missed King Tut’s Tomb

April 12, 2018 - Finding Carter

Even so, following in his father’s footsteps, Howard showed a healthy talent for sketch and painting. Thanks to family connections, during age 17 he was endorsed to Percy Newberry, a eminent Egyptologist who was looking for an artist for an archaeological speed to Egypt. After an tutelage of 3 months during a British Museum, Carter set off for a Nile, where he was employed on a vital mine in Akhetaten (Amarna), a city built by Akhenaten.

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