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Howard Carter House

Address: N/r Valley of the kings | West Side, Luxor, Egypt
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Ranked #21 of 47 Attractions in Luxor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Tickets obtained from the main West Bank ticket office Very interesting way to find out more about Howard Carter and the discovery of Tutankhamun tomb. About ten rooms each containing period furniture, some of it original, and information about Carter and Tutankhamun. We used a guide who approached us at the house, which was well worth doing as even though... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The house is much more interesting than I expected and is well worth a visit. The house also has a copy of King Tuts tomb. This is surprisingly good and in some ways more interesting as the real thing as it provides much detail of the tomb and the finds that are not available at the actual tomb. Dont dismiss... More 

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Ellington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We have visited Howard Carters house many times and each time we find something different. We weren't disappointed this time they have a replica toumb of the young king. What a great idea at the house of the man that discovered him. It was so quiet on the West Bank it was just like going back in time without the... More 

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Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Taxi driver stopped to point out house on the hilltop as we were driving to the Valley of the Kings it is very isolated so we could not see very much,but at least we could see where Howard Carter lived.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We enjoyed our visit very much. Absolutely wonderful to be able to see the rooms as they were, the old furniture and the equipment in the kitchen. The dark rooms where he did the photography were very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Eerily quiet on the West Bank with few tourists about. This site turned out to be all that it promised. Simply furnished rooms in the style of when HC lived here. You could almost feel his spirit over your shoulder. The entry ticket also included the copy King Tut tomb.

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Chalais, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a hidden gem, not very many visitors there at all, in fact we were the only ones when we arrived. The house is set out exactly as it was when Howard Carter lived there. If you are interested in his life and findings then it is not to be missed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

interesting to see how he lived and how well respected and considered he was among the egyptians. reading through some of his letters, fascinating to see how his work was his life. everything has been well preserved and well kept.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

On our recent trip on a Nile cruise we were fortunate enough to squeeze in a brief visit to Howard Carter's house next to the Valley of the Kings. The house has been arranged how it was during Carter's residence and it is a fascinating addition to a visit to the the valley and there are great views from the... More 

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Ayrshire, UK
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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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