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Howard Carter House

N/r Valley of the kings | West Side, Luxor, Egypt
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Ranked #16 of 47 attractions in Luxor
Type: Historic Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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28 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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london
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12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I could move in tomorrow! Beautifully preserved house containing a host of original items, from Carter's bed, Typewriter, and record player to his hat, it really is like he has just popped out. A cool, calm oasis at the foot of the valley and in my opinion a must see.

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Varkala, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

this has been a project for years, and finally you can see where Howard Carter lived, everything inside the house is original, and it takes you back in time, it has a great atmosphere

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Montreal
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25 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

They told us it was closed and yet it seems a rumor maintained to keep away visitors! It's worth the visit if you are passionate about Tutankhamon's tomb discovery. Personal items of Carter are on display, his original paperwork, notes and diary open on the page where he wrote about Lord Carnavon's death. Lots of details that take you back... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Its like he has just gone out looking for tombs whilst your in his house incredable experience could have lived there my self

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Really enjoyed visiting Howard Carter House, have visited twice its really atmospheric and captures the era perfectly with lots of interesting photographs, letters and personal objects of Mr Carters. There is his darkroom where he developed his photographs of the excavation and his notes and letters. The household furniture compliments the house and the gentleman who guides you round is... More

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Luxor, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Howard carter was born in england 1874 he came to egypt and work in the digging he keep digging in the valley of the king for more than 5 years without any excavation this is way the mission was going to stop working but in 4 november 1922 Howard carter find the tomb of the boy king tutankhamun it was... More

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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

You need to buy ticket pretty far away from house, so I'm glad my taxi driver knew where to go. The house is in the middle of nowhere. Being fascinated with King Tut's treasures, I wanted to see the home of the man that found the tomb. Its small and the tour thru the house goes quickly, but its still... More

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