The house of the famous British archaeologist Howard Carter in Luxor has been inaugurated after restoration on the 100th anniversary of carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.
British and American ambassadors to Egypt attended the ceremony, which took place on Friday.
Carter lived in the house for many years during his excavations in Luxor, and his discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun.
The house was built in 1911 and it consists of one floor of mud bricks surrounded by a spacious garden and consists of several rooms, including a master bedroom, a kitchen, and a laboratory for photos, and contains some of Carter’s belongings, such as his wooden desk, a typewriter, and a safe for documents and maps in addition to some personal photos, and near Carter’s house, there is a replica of Tutankhamun’s tomb.
“November the 4th 2022 is the one hundred anniversary discovery of the tomb of TUT, and as part of the commemoration for that, the minister of Tourism and Antiquities has opened Howard Carter house in Luxor, after renovations and restoration which brings back some of its original States as was Carter live here from 1908 to 1939,” said Tom Hardwick, the project expert.
During the event, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt Mostafa Waziri said that the 1922 discovery of the tomb has fascinated the whole world.
The British archaeologist’s house was restored in cooperation between the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the American Research Centre in Cairo.