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Howard Carter House

Address: N/r Valley of the kings | West Side, Luxor, Egypt
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Ranked #26 of 75 things to do in Luxor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

From the moment you step inside, you are transported back to 1922, the year Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen, funded by Lord Canarven. To see how Carter lived, to see the original letters and photo's, to actually sit in Carters chair and read his letters, was not just an experience, but a privilege.

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Interesting enough, but much more could be done with the place to bring to life the work that Carter did here and the daily life of an archaeologist in the field. A place to stop if you have the time, but not a must-see by any means

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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great little museum of Howard Carter and lord Carnarvon in the house which was built by Carnarvon for Carter during the time of his excavations in the valley of the kings. Also the site of a replica tomb of Tutankhamun where you can take photos and explore the tomb in more detail than in the real tomb in the valley... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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