Biography of Howard Carter

Howard Carter is an archaeologist, born May 9, 1874 in London, England. The biography of Carter is best known as the story of the discoverer of the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Carter found, excavated the grave of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun. Howard began as an artist, drawing Egyptian hieroglyphs before the audience. And then he became an archeologist. His search for the tomb of Tutankhamun took almost a decade, including a long break during the First World War. Excavations, as well as preparations for them, were financed by George Herbert, Earl of...


In the biography of Howard Carter, the greatest discovery, the tomb of the pharaoh, was made on November 4, 1922. The tomb was opened after the arrival of Lord Carnavon, on November 26. Surprisingly, Tutankhamun was practically unknown before the excavation of his grave. However, the news of Carter’s greatest discovery quickly spread.

Additional information: Lord Carnavon died of pneumonia in 1923, reinforcing the legend of the curse of the site, which was disturbed by excavations. Nevertheless, Carter lived to the age of 64, died his death in England in 1939.

Biography of Howard Carter