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Howard Carter House

N/r Valley of the kings | West Side, Luxor, Egypt
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Ranked #18 of 48 attractions in Luxor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Loved this place; still quite historical. Such a contrast to the starkness of the Temple's and Tombs. Well worth a visit.

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Carterton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I have been to Howard Carter house before,but because i wanted to see Tutankhamum replica tomb i had to go there again as the tomb is in the garden of Howard Carter house.. I had a guide with me so he got my ticket for me, you CANNOT buy a ticket on site.The tomb is beautiful just like the real... More

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Kent
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It will take no more than 10 minutes to explore this house which is all very well - the admission is £5 sterling per adult - but beware the shysters operating here. Taxi driver conveniently dropped us off here then sped off for a cup of tea and the staff at the house said we should have got a ticket... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Whilst I am not a great admirer of Howard Carter and his Ruthless approach toward Egyptian histoy, I did enjoy visiting his house in Luxor. It was a lovely house, tastefully decorated, with many interesting artefacts on display, including, letters and pictures.One needs more time to absorb the atmosphere of the place, than what is given by the tour guide,... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I visited Carters house on the 2nd May 2014 , the building is a time capsule if a little staged to when Howard Carter resided there , Worth popping in to visit whilst visiting the Valley of the Kings . But and there is a big but whilst there we visited the new replica tomb of Tutankhamun which is only... More

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Hurghada, Al Bahr al Ahmar, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

A wonderful place! I don't understand why so few tourists visit it ... Here you will feel the spirit of adventure and romance of the early 20th century. Advise all fans of history and of course those who watched the BBC's movie about Carter. If you have questions, please write, I now live in Luxor.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I'm an archaeologist and my son's name is Carter so we wanted to go here. The antiques relating to howard Carter and his work on King Tut's tomb is really cool. It is a nice way to finish up an afternoon on the west bank looking at all of the temples and tombs

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We went to Howard Carter's House again during our visit and have to say I could wander around there all day long. I agree from previous comments that it does become a little boring after a while but as soon as you are finished you can sit in the garden and overlook the valley of the kings which is just... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
28 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

You get a warm welcome here. The curator is determined that you miss nothing and escorts you around, drawing your attention to every detail. After a while it became a bit hard going as I did not want to inspect the interior of the cooker or read the maker's names on the ink bottles. We were accompanied by the curator's... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

If you like modern history and putting some of the objects you see into context then visit here. The tickets aren't sold on site so our taxi driver fetched them for us. It was particularly fascinating reading copies of Howard's diary from the finding of King Tuts tomb. Also seeing his camera, photos from which taken of tomb discovery we... More

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