Over the last few days, I led the team down a broken pottery path and I walked next to a doorway. Paid up men for the week. Commenced operations in the Valley of the Kings. I was amazed by the golden chariots. Can you think of any examples of famous diaries? Our sensations and astonishment are difficult to describe as the better light revealed to us the marvellous collection of treasures: two strange ebony-black effigies of a King, gold sandalled, bearing staff and mace, loomed out from the cloak of darkness; gilded couches in strange forms, lion-headed, Hathor-headed, and beast infernal; exquisitely painted, inlaid, and ornamental caskets; flowers; alabaster vases, some beautifully executed of lotus and papyrus device; strange black shrines with a gilded monster snake appearing from within; quite ordinary looking white chests; finely carved chairs; a golden inlaid throne; a heap of large curious white oviform boxes; beneath our very eyes, on the threshold, a lovely lotiform wishing-cup in translucent alabaster; stools of all shapes and design, of both common and rare materials; and, lastly a confusion of overturned parts of chariots glinting with gold, peering from amongst which was a mannikin.
They began at Thebes, and then moved to the Delta region, but in 1914 Lord Carnarvon secured a concession to excavate in the Valley of the Kings. Please note that content linked from this page may have different licensing terms. Submitted by , published on 04 July 2014 under the following license:. From 1907, Lord Carnarvon employed to supervise the excavation work. Who would go in first? Arrived Luxor on Saturday morning and took the 10am train to Erement to see Callender, living in his small house on the E. Amen on most of the objects before us, there was little doubt that there behind was the grave of that Pharaoh.
Unfortunately, a media baron discovers his sexual weakness and is blackmailing him for government secrets. The seal-impressions suggested that it belonged to somebody of high standing but at that time I had not found any indications as to whom. After formative trips to Brussels and Brazil, Kip wins a civil service job. I replied to him Yes, it is wonderful. It was the extraordinary relationship of these two men, the unwavering determination of the Egyptologist and the trust bestowed by his sponsor, that produced the most famous archaeological discovery of all time. There we saw that it led into yet another chamber afterwards called the Annexe of smaller dimensions than the Ante-chamber and of a lower level.
Feverishly we cleared away the remaining last scraps of rubbish on the floor of the passage before the doorway, until we had only the clean sealed doorway before us. Was it a tomb or merely a cache? This coincided with reopenings and successive reclosings found on the sealed doorway. All I could see was darkness and space. Past tense - Writer writes about what has happened. She later married Sir and had a daughter.
The German language novel Der König von Luxor by Philipp Vandenberg published in 2014 includes a largely fictionalised Lady Evelyn Beauchamp as one of the three principal characters. This is how the same discovery was noted in Howard Carter's excavation journal. The remaining portions of the plaster covering the blocking of this doorway bore similar seal-impressions as on the other doorways. Our sensations were bewildering and full of strange emotion. Other websites and guides may appear to cover more areas and attractions, but the information on this website is based on first-hand experiences, not copied from other, sometimes misleading sources. To assure myself of the method in which the doorway was blocked, I made a small hole under this wooden lintel - the R.
A small hole was found in this doorway and Carter, Carnarvon and Lady Evelyn crawled through it into the inner burial chamber. Powerpoint that tells the story of Howard Carter discovering the Tomb and asks children to empathise with what he was feeling and write his diary. Amen on most of the objects before us, there was little doubt that there behind was the grave of that Pharaoh. Here was evidence of at least the reign of the tomb, but its true significance was still a puzzle, for in the lower rubbish that filled the stair-case entrance we found masses of broken potsherds, broken boxes, the latter bearing the names and protocol of Akhenaten, Smenkh-Ka-Ra, and Tut. This is the place the Egyptian pharaohs of over 3000 years ago chose to be interred in tombs buried beneath the lifeless landscape.
The modern-day entrance to the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings Over ninety years ago, on 26 November 1922 to be exact, Howard Carter got the first glimpse of what was to become in the days to follow what is arguably one of the most spectacular archaeological discoveries. With trembling hands I made a tiny breach in the upper left hand corner. The discovery is of course the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings, on the West Bank at Luxor. Lady Evelyn was launched as a and presented at court in 1919. A sealed doorway between the two sentinel statues proved there was more beyond, and with the numerous cartouches bearing the name of Tut. I did not want to fail again.
A whole new department was created by excutive authority- the Department of Homeland Security. His passion for Egyptology was awakened in his youth after witnessing a large collection of antiquities housed in the mansion of Lord Amherst, who acquainted him to Percy Edward Newberry, a member of the London-based Exploration Fund. Arrived Luxor Arrived Luxor-Gurna Ld C. He died in Kensington on 2 March 1939, 70 years ago today. Every corner, every niche of this time capsule from ancient Egypt was filled with priceless objects. But all is not well with the world - the golden age of oil and chips is now over, and unsustainable development is leading to social turmoil, and to world war.