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Howard Carter House

N/r Valley of the kings | West Side, Luxor, Egypt
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One of the best museum I have ever visited

The home of Howard Carter, this is a must see if you are following the Tutankhamun story. It is... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2018
fiona s
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Hidden Gem

This is the place where Howard Carter lived whilst working in the Valley of the Kings. We had the... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
johnmeeking7
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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N/r Valley of the kings | West Side, Luxor, Egypt
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

The home of Howard Carter, this is a must see if you are following the Tutankhamun story. It is easily reached from Luxor. the atmosphere of the home has a tranquil feel . It is as if Carter recently left .. original study, bedrooms, kitchen...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

This is the place where Howard Carter lived whilst working in the Valley of the Kings. We had the house to ourselves, which was brilliant. Filled with lots of artefacts

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Our kind tour leader "Adel" took us to this site as a surprising gift and it was really surprising! Hard to believe the place that Howard Carter used to work in for years to unlock mystery of Tutankhamun's tomb is now part of history itself....More

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

While your doing the tombs and temples close by may as well see it,, he did find a lot of things so nice to see his office, photo room, pictures etc, wont take long but good to complete the tour

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

Going into this house gives one the strange feeling that he is still there, everything is virtually left as it was, see his hat, his tools, how he cooked, where he wrote, feel the atmosphere of the early 20th century in this house

Thank Adele K
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

The house is worth a visit , it has a very Victorian feel about it. It has in the grounds an exact replica of Tutankhamen Tomb which is worth a visit.

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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

A bit off the beaten track, on the way to the Valley of the Kings a little part of old England in the heart of Egypt. Interesting to see the house that Carter lived in. There is also a scale replica model of Tutankhamun tomb...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

I have always wanted to go to the house and had the chance with a wonderful travel agent called Jolley’s just down from the Winter palace. Fantastic array of photos. The 3d replica of Kings Tuts tombs is a really good idea.

Thank Susie Y
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

Sat in Howard Carter's chair, sitting at his desk, wearing his hat...spooky! Seriously though, it really is a fascinating look back into the past of 100 years ago.

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

It is full of Howard Cater's furniture. Sit at his desk, try out his fly whisk and hat! I read somewhere in my guide book that the cafe here is excellent but expensive - when was that? It is almost non-existant, cheap and awful when...More

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Orlandau
December 17, 2017|
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Response from Dave M | Reviewed this property |
difficult to be specific. I guess some of the furniture was included already in the house, so would probably be local, or purchased by him when he moved in, but there's so much stuff that is definitely his; cases, cameras... More
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Jim G
October 7, 2017|
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Response from chami | Reviewed this property |
2 days is not very long to spend in Luxor,but even so you should be able to see the VOK and Karnak and Luxor temple. There are buses to Luxor from Hurghada ,but quite a long journey,but I believe flights are available too.
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Alison S
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Response from Steven W | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on how you get to Luxor and who helps you when you are there. If you are on your own, you can simply take a taxi there. Ask them to stop at the ticket kiosk to get your tickets ahead of time. If you are... More
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