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Learning About Howard Carter

The Griffith Institute is an invaluable resource with historical documents and information regarding Howard Carter's discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb.

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General Bibliography

Carter, Howard and A.C. Mace. The Tomb of Tut-ankh-Amen, 3 vol. (1923-33, reissued 1963).

Desroches-Noblecourt, Christiane. Tutankhamen: Life and Death of a Pharaoh. Penguin, 1990 - reprint.

Dodson, Aidan. Amarna Sunset: Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian Counter-Reformation. American University in Cairo Press, 2009.

Eaton-Krauss, Marianne. The Unknown Tutankhamun. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015.

Edwards I.E.S., Harry Burton, Lee Boltin. Tutankhamun: His Tomb and Its Treasures. 1976.

Fritze, Ronald H. Egyptomania: A History of Fascination, Obsession and Fantasy. Reaktion Books, 2016.

Hoving, Thomas.The Search for Tutankhamun: The Untold Story of Adventure and Intrigue Surrounding the Greatest Modern archeological find. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1978.

James, T. G. H. Howard Carter: The Path to Tutankhamun. London, Kegan Paul, 1992.

James, T.G.H. and Araldo De Luca. Tutankhamun. 2000.

Neubert, Otto. Tutankhamun and the Valley of the Kings. London, Granada Publishing Limited, 1972.

Reeves, Nicholas. The Complete Tutankhamun. The King. The Tomb. The Royal Treasure. London, Thames and Hudson, 2003.

Reeves, Nicholas; Wilkinson, Richard H. The Complete Valley of the Kings. London, Thames and Hudson, 2006.

Riggs, Christina. Photographing Tutankhamun: Archaeology, Ancient Egypt, and the Archive. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018.

Tyldesley, Joyce. Tutankhamen: The Search for an Egyptian King. Basic Books, 2012.

Winstone, H.V.F. Howard Carter and the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun (Rev edn). Barzan, Manchester, 2006.

Digital Humanities Tools

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The Times Digital Archive accessed courtesy of Gale Primary Sources


Herbert George Edward Stanhope Molyneux, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, reading on the verandah of 'Castle Carter', Carter's house at Elwat el-Dibbân on the Theban West Bank. Burton photograph kv93 © Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.

Herbert George Edward Stanhope Molyneux, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, reading on the verandah of 'Castle Carter', Carter's house at Elwat el-Dibbân on the Theban West Bank. Burton photograph kv93 © Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.