Howard Carter

An online lecture by Claire Ollett

Postgraduate Research Student, University of Liverpool

Most people know of Howard Carter as the Englishman who found the tomb of Tutankhamen on that fateful day in November 1922. That “day of days” (to quote the man himself) was so monumental in the history of Egyptology and archaeology that Carter’s life and career prior to the discovery often gets forgotten.

There have been many words written and said about Howard Carter over the years in the popular media (articles, books, TV programmes etc). Some are true but some are not quite so true, and many opinions proffered are coloured by prejudice. As a result, many people have the completely wrong impression of him, who he really was and how much he achieved.

His early life is fascinating and tells us a lot about Howard Carter the man and can also help to explain why certain things happened the way that they did later in his life.

This talk looks at the fascinating life and career of Howard Carter up to 1914, the year he and Lord Carnarvon obtained the concession to dig in the Valley of the Kings…

Booking is required before 4pm on 4 August. The talk will be presented using Zoom. You will receive an email invitation to join a Zoom meeting just after 4pm on 4 August. 


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You will receive an email invitation to join a Zoom meeting. Open your email invitation and click the ‘join Zoom meeting’ link. You will then be prompted to either ‘download & run Zoom’ or ‘launch from your browser’. If the host has not yet started the meeting, a message will appear and you will be ‘let in’ when the host starts the meeting. If the host has already started the meeting you will automatically join the group. You are not required to have/turn on your own video and audio, unless you wish to do so. The Atkinson is unable to offer technical support to participants.