Howard Carter Biography
Birthday: May 9, 1874 (Taurus)
Born In: Kensington, London, England
Howard Carter was a British archaeologist best remembered for the excavation of King Tut’s tomb in 1922. Carter was born in Kensington, England. He had an interest in art from an early age. When his father painted a portrait of a well-known Egyptologist, his interest in art increased further. The British occupation of Egypt in the late 19th century brought a lot of interest in Egyptology, the study of ancient Egypt. This led many British scientists and archaeologists to start excavating the ancient sites. With his father’s connections, Howard got a job working for an archaeologist who needed an artist to draw his findings. This led him to Egypt at the young age of seventeen. He was praised for his innovative and modern methods of drawing wall reliefs and other findings. He became famous when his crew found a secret chamber that housed King Tut’s (Tutankhamun) tomb. Howard Carter later returned to London to work as a collector for several museums. He also toured the United States, giving lectures about Egypt and King Tut.