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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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Ayrshire, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Most visits to the Valley of the Kings miss this gem just a short distance away. The visit was arranged by Horus of Egypt Tours by guide Mohamed Nazeer. It was very quiet the day we visited so there was plenty time to see round this time warp of a house and to have all areas explained - even the... More

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East London, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lovely visit. All furniture and appliances there as they were when he was staying there.. Very informative slide show.

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Hampshire
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16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Quaint and interesting house where huge decisions on excavations and artefacts were made. Well worth a visit. Included in the ticket price is entrance to the replica of Tutankhamen's tomb with interactive and information points. This gives you a chance to spend more time to read about the discovery inside an exact replica of the tomb itself. Worth a visit.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Tickets at the West Bank ticket office only, not available at the site. We visited this with some travelling companions who had not been there before. The house remains as dusty, if not dustier, as our last visit. More of the furniture seems to have been damaged and the curtains hang in rags. The price rise is due to the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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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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24 helpful votes 24 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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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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