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Egypt Picture - George Herbert, Earl of Carnarvon


George Herbert, Earl of Carnarvon

George Herbert, Earl of Carnarvon


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George Herbert, Earl of Carnarvon

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Lord Carnarvon, prior to his death, was more than a silent financial partner in the discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun. Were it not for him, Howard Carter would not only have lacked the financing and the concession to dig in the Valley of the Kings, he would have also lacked the political clout for what was, in the early 1900s a very publicly visible pursuit. The English Earl of Carnarvon apparently did not grow up with a fascination for Egyptology. Rather he stumbled into it much like many others of his day.


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