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Wednesday, May 9, 2012


So today is Howard Carter's 138th birthday. Howard Carter, the man who brought you King Tut's treasures and the stories of mummy curses, and was perhaps the one who did the most damage to the tombs. I know he is thought of as an archaeologist. In all the books that I have read on the subject of the tombs and his procedures, I find that I dislike him intensely for his recklessness. Indiana Jones would have wiped up the desert with him.

Howard Carter put King Tut on the map. But the shoddy methods used destroyed the potential for  discovering so much more,rendering him little better than a grave robber.

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