Happy Birthday Howard Carter: English archaeologist and Egyptologist

Howard Carter, famous as the discoverer of KV62 the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt in 1922.  His death at 65 is the most common piece of evidence put forward by skeptics to refute the idea of a curse plaguing the party that violated Tutankhamun’s tomb.

OpenLearn has footage of the Timewatch team creating a visual representation of the ancient city of Amarna and other podcasts on The Pharaoh’s Lost City.

We also have a podcast on YouTube entitled How beautiful was Cleopatra, she was known to seduce the two most powerful men of her day, but coins depict her looking more like a man, famed for her intelligence, wit and charm, she used her femininity in order to protect Egypt.


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